Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Blue Flowers/Jeanne Robertson

Blue flowers, I have spoken of my love of them before.  One of my fondest memories of my childhood is of the big mophead hydrangeas.  They may be pink where you live (it depends on the pH of the soil) but they are always blue in the South.  I can remember them in front of huge houses with great white pillars and I can also picture them in front of weather-beaten houses of a dark grey wood.  They fit perfectly in either setting.

 
This is a photo that I made this weekend at my brother's house and my sweet sister-in-law has promised me a cutting!  You can bet that I will be holding her to that promise.
 
 Southern women are funny and I have a video to prove it! I found the humorist, Jeanne Robertson, who is a former Miss North Carolina and she really makes me giggle.   She tells the funniest stories of just everyday life. (She calls her husband "Left-brain"!)   Of course, all women in the South are beauty pageant winners and confident speakers...you believe that, right?
 

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful hydrangeas! I think they are one of the prettiest flowers made.

    Judy

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    1. Hey Judy! This is the first time I have seen a comment from you, so welcome! Please visit me anytime!
      I agree with you so much about hydrangeas, but of course, I love all the flowers! xx

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  2. Like honorary mother, like honorary daughter!!!! Blue hydrangeas are one of my absolute favorites and, of course, I also have a passion for blue flowers!!! Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend... XOXO

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    1. Oh yes, my sweet HD, you would love the blue hydrangeas!!
      It was a fantastic weekend, I hope yours was the same!

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  3. LOL- Of course, I believe that, Kay, about all those Southern women. Love those blue hydrangeas but we can't keep them blue here-we can only grow the green/white ones. It is so nice to be back visiting you- xo Diana

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    1. I would say that MOST Southern women ARE like that, but don't look at me, there are exceptions to every rule!
      So happy to see your smiling face beside your comment!

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  4. Over here, we get hydrangeas mostly in pink where they grow naturally (such as my grandma's front garden), but they are also seen in white and blue. Hardly surprising, the blue ones are my favourites.

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    1. I really love that flower in all colors, but there is just something about that color of blue...

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  5. Blue flowers ought to be compulsory in all gardens!!!

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    1. I agree! We need to pass a law.

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  6. I share your love for blue flowers. And I think mophead hydrangeas are a must in every garden. One of my favourite family of plants.

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    1. Hey Martha!
      Another fan for blue flowers! By the way, I did that "What Color ARe You" test on your blog, and I am BLUE, just like you! xx

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  7. I love hydrangeas. I got a beautiful plant for Mothers Day from one of my sons and have now planted it outdoors. We'll see if it survives. I already had one outdoors that's been there for several years now and it comes up every year. Last year the frost hit it before it bloomed but so far this year it looks like we may have blooms. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

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    1. Oh, I hope you have those pretty blooms! Will they be blue?
      Hope you have a great week!

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  8. What a hoot! We needed a good laugh today, thank you!

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    1. Glad you got to watch the video. Isn't that lady a mess?

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  9. i have several hydrangeas my yard: i've planted one or more every year and i rejoice when those blue flowers arrive. mine are never pink but sometimes blue-purple.

    blue flowers are rare in the flower world and i think that's part of why they are so special.

    happy spring, almost summer, kay

    love
    kj

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    1. Blue-purple works for me too!

      Happy spring, almost summer to you too!
      (You have such a way with words.) xx

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    1. Oh good, I made YOU laugh for a change!

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    2. If you mean, did I mean anything bad by that, the answer is no, I don't take shots at people! Just meant that you make me laugh, so I was glad to return the favor.

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    3. Okay, my dear Kay, I was just testing your sense of humor. Please forgive me for upsetting you.

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    4. No worries! You didn't upset me, I promise, I thought I had upset YOU! It's funny, isn't it, how your words might seem so different in meaning but if you had heard me speak them (in my sweet southern drawl) you would know for sure what I meant! I do have a sense of humor but mostly I am as serious as a judge.

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    5. My dear Kay, if you wish to take a shot at Jerry please be my guest! I suggest a Smith & Weston myself.

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  11. I used to have the blue hydrangeas when I lived in a warmer climate, now I must settle for the white ones. Hope you get your promised cutting!

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    1. Hey, guess what...I love WHITE flowers too! You don't want to hear me when I first see the tiny white flowers on Arabia Mountain called one flower stitchwort, or the flowers in England called snow-in-summer! One day, the little men in white jackets might take me away!

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  12. Blue hydrangeas are one of my favourites! And it's wonderful how "full" they are, really filling out and carpeting a space with their loveliness.

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    1. Carpeting a space with their loveliness...I love that, and I will think of it when I see those blue hydrangeas from now on. Thank you!!

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  13. I like the deep blue hydrangea. We had a pink hydrangea which is also beautiful. I favor the blue. Nice photo.

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    1. Thank you, John! And I took that photo! It took Richard to spot the man holding up a ball in the middle of the photo, can you see him?

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  14. This is such a beautiful color......If it were music it would be the song in my heart. But I have never been able to grow blue hydrangeas! Or pink. Only the white pee gee, and that seems to be dying.

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    1. I have never had blue hydrangeas either, but I can honestly say that I have throughly enjoyed them in other gardens!
      I just saw some white ones at the library and I wish I had the camera, they were breathtakingly beautiful too!
      I have a real fondness for blue, that particular shade speaks to me too!

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  15. My neighbor across the street has beautiful blue hydrangeas so I can look at them every day. So beautiful.

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    1. Connie,
      Lucky you! You get to enjoy them without any of the gardening work! :-) Love that blue!!

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