Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Things that make me smile..


We are moving soon and I was upset that I might not get to see my hydrangea bushes bloom. Well, guess what? They both have bloomed and they are beautiful. I am so happy. They are the blueish ones. My absolute fave. I plan to take some cuttings tomorrow and put some in a vase for my window above my kitchen sink.

Did you know the ph level of the soil is what determines if they are blueish or pinkish? If the soil is acidic they are blue and if the soil is alkaline they are pink. I thought that was so fascinating. We didn't do a soil test when we planted these. We just planted them and I hoped for the best.

We have lived in this house for five years and this particular hydrangea below finally bloomed. It's and oak leaf hydrangea. When we first moved here we thought it was on it's way out, but we would prune it and water it when necessary and now look at it. It has such pretty white cone shaped flowers.

What is making you smile this week?

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bumblebeebags said...

you and your beautiful flowers make me smile!

Cheryl said...

aw Christina, you are sweet!
How are things in your little corner of the world?

Sally said...

I planted hydrangeas for the first time last year. Thankfully, both plants returned this year and I am just waiting for them to bloom.

Cheryl said...

Hi Sally,
thanks for stopping by my blog. Hopefully your hydrangea will soon bloom and you will be able to enjoy them.