We are doing a little fall gardening at the lake cottage this week. When we first arrived the temperatures were cool along with heavy winds and rain, but for the last couple of days it’s been very nice. Today was the most perfect fall day!
When we first bought this little lake cottage, our neighbor, who was a wonderful gardener and could literally make anything grow, she told us to remove all of the old blooms in the fall so that in the spring there would be larger blooms.
Anyway, we have been taking her advice long after she moved away. I literally have dried hydrangeas everywhere in this little lake cottage, as well as, at our old home. I think I’m the only one around here that actually dries hydrangeas. I know all of you bloggers love them.
I’m sorry to say, I don’t have anymore space for these beauties so they are going to the burn pile.
They’re in the living/family room.
on the bar….in the kitchen area…...
What I love about these, you always have a lovely mix of colors. If you dry them when they’re blue, they’re a beautiful shade of blue, this is the color you get in the fall.
Since our lot adjoins our neighbors garage we decided a view of these beautiful blue hydrangeas would be much more appeasing. This week we planted a row of Hydrangeas along with white dog woods.
I’ve tried this method several times in the past and it has worked wonderfully.
Here’s what I do to start a new hydrangea plant.
1. Cut your plantings from an older limb close to the bottom of the older plant.
2. Make sure they have several nodes on them.
3. You can layer the cuttings in a 3 to 4 inches hole. Cover with leaves or mulch.
4. If you’re like me, you sometime forget exactly where you planted certain plants that’s why I leave the tops on .
top of the ground.
We’re enjoying these beautiful fall sunsets so much!.
Have a wonderful week and I’ll be seeing you soon!
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