Flowerheads gone potty
Flamboyant pink hydrangea
Roots plan mass breakout
I love the amusing picture I have of the rebellious hydrangeas (not to mention the jaunty ‘top-hatted’ gentlemen behind them).
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I have another hydrangea that has destroyed half its pot but is still managing to sit there, looking very full of itself, with just the back and bottom of the pot. It looks as if it’s the queen of the garden sitting on its throne!
It is no easy task, writing three lines and putting a smile on the face of the reader. No easy task at all, but you do it time and time again. I’m a big fan!
I’m usually smiling when I write them, too 🙂 A “big fan” … that’s nice. Thank you, Bill, my good friend.
I’m with Bill – smiles aplenty across the pond!
What gorgeous colours!
They’re just by my kitchen door, so they’re the first things I see (along with my petunias) whenever I go outside. Bright pink is my favourite colour, so they always make me smile and put me in a good mood.
Seriously. I’m not a fan of petunias but hydrangeas… big time.
You wait until you see a picture of my petunias. They’re stripey and in brilliant colours, like beach parasols! I mean to convert you to petunias…
I can see that! Oh, they’re pretty enough, the just don’t smell particularly lovely…😉
I’ll have to go and sniff my petunias now, but I’m not aware of them whiffing 😉 Are you sure you’re not muddling them up with geraniums that are pretty to look at but rather stinky?
Can’t stand geraniums either (whose scent doesn’t bother me, if I remember correctly!)
Do keep me posted 😉
Just as well you live too far away to visit me, or I would have to provide you with a gas mask and eye-shades out in my garden, unless I sat you in front of a hydrangea, of course 😉
Silly woman! I still enjoy them; i just don’t have to plant them in my garden!
And a visit one day is not impossible, you know…😉
Wow! That would be good 🙂
Would it? How pleased I am to read that!!
Ha ha. You have fair made me smile with this. Will you be leaving the blue pot as a hat?
He has worn that pot-hat for the last four years. It started out black but has turned blue with age!
Love it even more xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
my smile of the day!!
The roots are going for the long game 🙂
They are indeed. Hydrangeas are very assertive 🙂
That must be why they’re one of my mom’s faves 😉 Have a terrific weekend, Sarah!
Hi your haiku sounded like you are a true gardener. In Minneapolis we have white and a gray blue…but pink I haven’t seen yet.
My garden has chalk soil so most of my hydrangeas are pink. The ones in this picture were always this deep pink; however, one that started out blue now has a mix of bluish pink and candy pink flowers. I don’t think I would have any bluish pink ones, but for the fact that I put rusty nails in the pot. I also have a variety that is called white lace, but it’s very moody and not as healthy as the others.
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Writes quirky novels, speculative flash fiction, haiku and tanka. Nature lover. Novice photographer. Allotment freak. Mezzo soprano. British eccentric.
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