If you’ve been reading my blog for a few years then you know that I just love hydrangeas. They’re a little bit nana-ish and a little bit retro but I just can’t get enough of them. And this is the time of year that I get to appreciate them! Lucky for me we have some at our house because it’s the first summer that we’re here. We are only the 2nd owners here and the original owners loved gardening. I’m not sure they’d be impressed with my efforts since we moved in. I’m lucky to remember to water everything but there are some gorgeous plants dotted around the place and thankfully most of them are doing well with minimal attention!
I knew we had hydrangeas down the side of the house but I hadn’t been out there for months. Today I went out and discovered all of these gorgeous blooms. It’s a little overgrown out there (understatement of the year!) and needs a bit of attention but picking these just made my day!
I just can’t get enough of them! I put them straight into a big jug and put them in the kitchen. And maybe I just dreamed of how perfect they’d look if my kitchen was all white with caesarstone and big pendant lights hanging over the top. But that’s ok. One day I’ll have my dream kitchen again………….and in the meantime the jug looks perfectly at home with the retro brown wall in the background!
Moral of the story is to get out there in my garden more often. I really need to do that this summer! Are you a gardener? Or do you just love the end result and not the work in between!