Monday, July 2, 2012

Drying hydrangeas....

Cutting my hydrangeas came early this year.....as most everything in the yard has.  They started looking burned by the hot sun.  The flowers were so gorgeous and so many of the big blue clusters on the bushes but the extreme heat was getting to them.





My gladiolis are beginning to bloom now and are one of the few flowers in my garden.  They seem to appear in new places every year.  Not certain if it's me or the squirrels who move them



We were lucky to get a nice rain last night and the possibility we could have more today.  We'll say a little prayer and keep out fingers and toes crossed.

I'm working this afternoon at Leola's but hoping to start a lampshade before I go.  I finally ordered supplies so lampshade-making is definitely in my future.

Hope everyone has a great week!

6 comments:

Danavee said...

I was so excited for the rain last night! Finally!

Prior said...

Love your flowers and that folk art flag pic in the background.
Lezlee

Dog Trot Farm said...

Hydrangeas are one of my all time favorite flowering shrubs, I have several planted throughout my yard, each producing different colors. The blue flowerheads look perfect in the white stoneware pitcher, and remain my favorite. Happy Fourth of July, Julie.

Jenny said...

Gladiolas and hydrangeas! Some of my favorite flowers for sure!

It sounds like a fun buying trip for you! I'd love to do that!

Hope your Fourth of July is Fantastic.

Tammy Burks said...

Great photography of your hydrangeas! Weren't they (the hydrangeas) just "the best" this year?!
We don't have any, but our neighborhood was ablaze with brilliant blue and our neighbors was the most spectacular hue of magenta.
Can't wait to see the lampshades come along, please keep us updated!

Sharon said...

I'm watering my hydrangeas once somtimes twice a day to keep them from drying out to fast, I have been cutting and drying too.They say we may get some relief from this heat next week. Hope so .