Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Bloom Tuesday



It is sunny and 20* in my neck of the woods this first Bloom Tuesday in March. I do not having anything blooming in my yard or in the house on this day so I will have to share with you something from my files. I decided to go into my picture galore and grab the first 3 photos from the THIRD largest collections. I ended up with these images from a trip t0 Lake Michigan. These were taken during a Plant Quest Garden Tour / Michigan Gardens in 2006. The lovely sunset photo is a location in Grand Haven on Lake Michigan. A few of the Garden Gals and I had just finished a wonderful fish dinner at a cute little restaurant on the beach. We enjoyed a walk up to the light house to watch the sunset. The flower - is LIMELIGHT Hydrangea. I ended up putting one of these pretty bushes in my garden late last year. This Hydrangea put on a beautiful show in the fall (photo below) and I am anxious to see what she will do this spring / summer.

Happy Bloom Tuesday Friends!

10 comments:

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Bren, lovely very peaceful photos. I definitely am wanting a limelight hydrangea. You just reinforced that need, oh naughty me.

Jen

tina said...

Hi Bren, Lovely blog and absolutely stunning header photo. Spring is on its way to your area. Soon!

Are you a member of Blotanical? It is a directory of garden blogs. I looked for you there but didn't see you. I may just be me. I was wondering if you were close to Tennessee?

Happy Bloom Tuesday to you.

FlowerLady said...

That limelight hydrangea is beautiful. Hydrangea do not like our heat and humidity, so I enjoy seeing pictures of them from others' gardens.

FlowerLady

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hi Bren .. Thank you for stopping by my blog : )
I am collecting a few more hydrangeas myself .. have you Pinky Winky ? .. I know the name is just too silly but I promise the hydrangea is wonderful .. blooms on old and new wood and what a beautiful deep pink it goes ! Keep it in mind if you don't already have one ?
You have a very pretty blog here : ) Joy

bennie and patsy said...

Hi Bren glad to meet you. The book is Spring Hill. Just looking to see whats new. Arkansas Agriculture has a list ever year of new things to plant in our dry hot summers. We have had large gardens of flowers and veg. in the past. Now that we downsized it will be small. I want everything in it but it's not to be.
Patsy

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Very pretty pictures, love the sunset. I've been eyeing those Limelight hydrangeas. They are very pretty!

Sue said...

I love your photos. I thought the beach was an ocean at first. I haven't grown hydrangeas successfully before. I hope the smaller pia pink one I planted last year comes back. It's not supposed to need the acidity the other ones do.

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I forgot what it was now, because I got sidetracked.

Happy March!
Sue

I do remember you saying you're zone 5b somewhere on your blog. Oh, I remember. We got several inches of snow Friday night. It hasn't melted yet, either, but should by the end of the week.

Shellmo said...

Bren - so glad you stopped by so I could find you! Beautiful photos and beautiful blog! I'll be following you from now on!!
Shelley

Dirt Princess said...

Goodmorning...I love your blog. great photos and information. Look forward to reading more :)

Marysol said...

Brenda, I love the looks of that limelight hydrangea.
And to be honest with you, I'd love to be the proud owner of any hydrangea, if I just had the green thumb to keep one alive.