A bouquet of hydrangea

Hydrangea is such a beautiful and generous plant.  The flowers bloom in mid-july and lasts almost till frost, changing hues from white to pale green or pink.  If you want to infuse your garden with a vintage feel, hydrangea is a good choice.  In the aftermath of Irene storm, two weeks ago, my plant was left with shaky and broken stems, some of them lying on the lawn, so I decided to make a bouquet.

I made this one earlier on july when lavender was in full bloom

Another one with a couple of phlox

The flowers were huge this year

Look at this beautiful wreath! With a little imagination we can do lots of crafts with dried flowers.  This picture comes from http://flowergardengirl.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/lime-green-dried-hydrangea-wreath-of-gigantic-proportions/

Soon it will be time to prepare for winter and cut the flowers, if some remains, to the ground.  Sniff…

Joceyne xx