If you’re wondering when to pick your hydrangeas for use in your home, this is what they should look like. First they’re white – do not pick them then because they’ll just wither up on the stem. And don’t wait till they’re brown on the stem because then they’ll be so dry, they’ll crumble. When they’re green is the time I pick them and put them in baskets and containers to decorate my house.
Of course there are hundreds more that I won’t pick and in November I will cut the stalks down before winter. This large bouquet will live on the entryway table for awhile.
A bunch for my porch table-
These large round blooms are Annabelles.
This small tree is a PeeGee Hydrangea. When the weather turns chilly these white blooms will turn a coppery pink and that’s when I like to pick them. Not now.
This tree is Limelight – HUGE BLOOMS to be picked later when they turn green.
And here’s the sweetest part – these blooms will dry up and turn a tannish color so when I put up my Christmas tree I use these tan hydrangeas to stick in the spaces along with white lights. The natural color in the evergreen is beautiful and a large hydrangea bloom can fill up those bare spots in a Christmas tree. The downside is taking down the tree and the blooms crumble all over the floor – a mess for sure.
Here are the Dirty Dozen quilts for today:
Ohio Star Crossing is now in the store!
The original version of this quilt has light spacers.
I LOVE this red quilt! Here’s a closeup.
We have both been making new quilts from the original Farmer’s Daughter pattern as well as Chicken Gumbo. Those will be next in the store. Until then I am working on a birthday gift for November and a housewarming gift for ASAP.
After the funeral yesterday I went to the grocery store, Fairway, in Clear Lake. Going on a Friday afternoon was my first mistake. The lines were loooooong to check out so I used the self checkout. After doing my own scanning, bagging and putting it all in a cart, don’t I deserve a small discount for all that work? All the kid did was push the cart from the store front to my car! Doesn’t seem right to me. I think a small discount should be taken off my total if I used the self checkout. The only item I couldn’t find on the shelves yesterday was coconut – yup, coconut!
Enough blabber – we are actually meeting friends tonite at a restaurant- I can’t wait!!!