Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pretty & Pink Hydrangeas - Pink Saturday













I've loved Hydrangeas since I was just a little girl.  My Portuguese grandmother had huge plants in her back yard, and as a child I remember watching her watering them every evening.  Living in the Central Valley of California, these rather hardy plants require tons of water....it dosen't take long for the entire plants to wilt and droop on our hot summer days.  What's amazing though, is once you give them water they will spring right back!

Perhaps that's why there were named...

Hydrangeas!

My plants are just starting to bloom this year and I love the pink color.  I rescued these when whey were tiny little plants on the discount table at a local grocery store for twenty-five cents each...
that was nine years ago.


For more "Pink Saturday" participants, please visit
Beverly @ "How Sweet The Sound"  who hosts this wonderful event.

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Pink represents beauty, love, friendships and a
common hope shared by almost everyone around the world.

I'm loving all the PINK!

Mumzie

22 comments:

LV said...

I loved how you put your love for Hydrangeas in such a nice presentation for Pink Saturday. Trust you are doing well. I know you are with your blog.

someplace in thyme said...

Oooh you very lucky girl. That is gorgeous. I love hydrangeas and the color is perfect for today. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Esther said...

Hello and a very happy Pink Saturday to you!!

It's a very hot summerday in The Netherlands and I'm enjoying all pink posts in the garden! Love Es XX

Jorgelina said...

I love hydrangeas!
Happy pink saturday!!!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

I too love Hydrangeas! Your pictures are awesome!

Happy PS,
Jacalyn

Riet said...

Your hydrangeas are gorgeous pink. Happy pink Saturday

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

It is absolutely gordious - I love Hydrangeas :)

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Nan said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I grew up with hydrangeas myself and remember my dad putting in nails around the plants to turn them blue. There maybe one that can grow up here in Alaska. I'll have to look into it again.
Nice to see you.
Take Care
Nan

Micki said...

We also have pink hydrangeas and they are so pretty!
Micki

Pat said...

I tried growing hydrangeas here - but it's too hot - boohoo! Your's are beautiful!

A Write Life said...

Lovely images. I'm a new fan of hydrangeas. Yours are beautiful.

Vintage French Hen said...

Hi! Your hydrangeas are so pretty, mine are blooming but none as vibrant as yours! I live in Nor-Cal too! Turlock....Happy pink, Marcia

JEANNE said...

Your hydrangea photos are stunning. Beautiful pink and I love your story. I didn't know hydrangeas needed lots of water. What lovely memories.
Happy PS.
Hugs, Jeanne

Atelier de Charo said...

So pretty!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs
Charo

Gracie Jewellery said...

My dad used to grow hydrangeas and as a child I didn't like them. But I love them now. Yours are lovely. Happy Pink Saturday!

Teena said...

Very pretty pink flowers! Happy Pink Saturday <3

The Green Pea said...

Yvonne, the pink Hydrangeas are so beautiful. They are my favorite flower too. Mine are just starting to bloom. sandi

Donna said...

Love your Pink!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Donna

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Twenty five cents?? WOW....so pretty...hydrangeas are my favorite flower...aren't they just the showiest things?

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Maggie said...

Just beautiful blooms!!! Love your hydrangeas!

Happy PS! (Sorry for the belated visit!)

Maggie @
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Bearly Sane said...

Great photos of beautiful blooms!
Hope you enjoyed your Pink Saturday, I sure enjoyed your post.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

kate said...

oh so beautiful i love hydrangas too!!! they are so beautiful here in charleston now.
thanks again
kate