Hello friends!

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.

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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.

Now after all of that work….it’s time to play with Albert!


We’re enjoying these beautiful fall sunsets so much!.   


Happy planting!

Have a wonderful week and I’ll be seeing you soon!

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Home is whenever I'm with you said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think I'm just going to have to fly you out every time we move, and have you decorate my house!

My Little Home and Garden said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I wish I'd been able to intercept you on your way to the burn pile. The hydrangeas are beautiful!

Daphne Bryson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good afternoon Mary, The reason I love hydrangeas is that if they are picked when fresh, the flowers last for about a month, sometimes more. The added bonus is when they are dried they look wonderful dotted around the house in vases. Thank you for the tip on increasing my hydrangeas. Best Wishes Daphne

Red Rose Alley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen, Mary. It looks like a postcard.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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