Saturday, September 4, 2010

… I ♥ hydreangeas. . .



If you've followed my blog for a bit - you probably know my love for hydrangeas. I can't explain really why - but I do. It's one of the heartbreaks of living here in Arizona - as they do not thrive here well - at all. I have silk hydrangeas (in many different colors) scattered all over my house (. . . & please, those of you who "poo-poo" any flowers that aren't real  for use indoors, don't judge me. . .) A couple of times each year - I break down & buy some potted hydrangeas, & I would do it throughout the year - but they are ridiculously expensive here!



Then . . . the other day when I was checking to see (dreaming really) - if there might be some new type of hydrangea that would just love & thrive in our Arizona climate. . . I found these . . .





Oh. My. Stars.


Seriously. . . you know that tingling feeling at the back of your jaw . . . & you just know you might start to drool at any second?. . . that's what happened to me when I first saw these. They are called 'Vanilla Strawberry' Hydrangea (heck, no wonder I almost drooled!), & the colors range from a creamy white to soft pink to a deeper pink - all one one bush. I had never seen this type of hydrangea before. . . & just when I thought I couldn't love them any more. . . !


No, they're not a miracle hydrangea that will grow & thrive here. . . but now I'm just hoping that some angel of a nursery person decides to pot these & sell them at the florist &/or garden center! . . . I'm certainly going to keep my eyes open for them!


Hope you have a great weekend!
Bren

9 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

Oh my! I will have to look for one of those!

Sherri said...

My hopes are up...I love hydrangeas too, and of course they won't grow in southern Nevada either...have to go to the nursery in a couple of weeks to get replacement plants for some we lost this summer...I'll definitely be on the lookout for these!

Stephanie said...

I am with you Brenda! They are my absolute favorite. I have some very special memories with grandmother and these hydrangias.

pdudgeon said...

soooo beautiful!
i could see a quilt (or a new fabric line!)in these colors...

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love hydrangeas, too And I love your blog! So happy I found you! I am enjoying all your beautiful creations and am having fun going through your archives! Have a nice week! Twyla

Madame Samm said...

Hello fellow lover of hydrangeas...living in the north we can grow them and my garden this summer was intoxicating. Thank you for bringing up the strawberry ones, I have called a nursery around here, they can bring them in...blessings for the share...ms
and ps, there is nothing wrong with purchasing silk ones..I have a few in our home ..

John'aLee said...

Hi Brenda,
I just wanted you to know that I love your fabrics you've designed for Lecien.
2 years ago they approached me at the Long Beach show about designing a line for them, but I had some health issues I was dealing with and couldn't at the time. It is still on my to do list though. How has your experience been?
I am going to order some of your fabrics this week!
Miss seeing you and that gal pal of yours on the road!

Sewn With Grace said...

I am so with you on this! I've been trying to find this every since I saw it in a magazine. It is sold out in most places and I can see why. I have the perfect place for it so I will keep looking. It's beautiful shades remind me of your fabric. Both a joy!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, what lovely shades of pink. My favorite color.
I have something called a Oak Leaf Hydrangea which is very pretty even though it is white.

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