Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hydrangea Mop Heads . . .

the Irish call them
Mop Heads
these are growing in the front of my friend Jackie's house
planted in the forties probably
Jackie does nothing
to aid in their growth, color, vibrancy
doesn't water or feed them
protect them or provide care
she invites me to come over to cut them
she wants non for herself
aren't they lovely
aren't I lucky to have her hydrangeas
her friendship
her birthday is today
bet she won't mind if we wish her a
Happy Birthday
'till next time
Love, Lynne


TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday to your sharing friend!

Gail said...

Really beautiful! Granny used to bury old pieces of iron under hers to change the colors.

Your flowers are amazing. I have been reading backwards.

Great trick for the corn. I will have to remember that.

Missy George said...

Happy birthday Jackie. So nice of you to share your lovely hydrangeas. I am also a big fan. My hydrangea bushes are only in their second year .you are very lucky to have a neighbor like Lynne.

Lois said...

Lovely blooms and a happy birthday to the gardener.

Pondside said...

They are gorgeous! This year has been a banner year for hydrangeas up here as well, and as I write I can see two big bouquets on tables here.

eileeninmd said...

The hydrangeas are gorgeous, I love the color.. Happy Birthday to your friend, Jackie! Have a great Sunday evening!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

they are lovely; some years back, I planted one from my Grandmother's funeral.when I leave the farm, it's going with me.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

They really are beautiful and one of my favorites! My hydrangea won't bloom this year because of the cold winter, so this year I'll have to be content with just the green, and be thankful that it survived the winter.

And, HaPpY, HaPpY Birthday to your friend Jackie!!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Happy birthday to your dear friend.
She sounds like my type of gardener, LOL! The hydrangeas are gorgeous, you are very lucky to have her.

Kerin said...

So beautiful!
How thoughtful and kind of your friend to share.
Hope she has a very happy birthday!

Mop heads....... I'll have to try to remember that.

Hope the coming week is a great one for you.


Michelle said...

Those are gorgeous!

W. Latane Barton said...

Those are beautiful hydrangeas! Tell your friend happy birthday for me.

PlantPostings said...

I love Hydrangeas, but mine were whiney babies during the 2012 drought. We didn't have rain from late May until mid- to late July, combined with constant highs in the 90s and some 100s. It was awful, and the Hydrangeas didn't like it, although at the height of the drought/heat I watered them every day because I love them. :) They are so beautiful. Happy birthday to your friend, and lucky you!

Cindy said...

Those are lovely Hydrangeas, hum she does nothing to them and they are that beautiful, amazing. I have an early hydrangea and she has already put out and gone to rest. I love the colours and the idea you can pick when ever you like

Bonnie said...

Lynne, I call them mop heads as well, and they are my favorites. My hydrangeas tools a hit this last winter. A couple of my favorites had to be cut back severely. Hopefully they will return next year. Enjoy a visit with your friend. Have a great week! B.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

they are beautiful! I love the color. Do you dry them for arranging, too?

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

happy birthday to your friend, Lynn! I envy her easy hydrangeas! Why do some of us have to bend over backwards for a little beauty?? Hey, we are starting to see sweet corn here now. May have to try your microwave technique.

Rose said...

You are blessed to have such a good friend...the flowers are beautiful, but the friendship even more so.

augcott said...

They are so lovely.
Sadly, my hydrangea bush will NOT bloom. :-(
And that makes me sad.
Lucky you to have those!
diane @ thoughts and shots