Flowers in Mosaics With Blue?

It’s a stretch but I think there is some blue in the mosaic of my Hydrangea so please click over to Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday and Sally at Smiling Sally for Blue Monday. But wait, I’m also linking to Today’s Thrifty Treasures hosted by Rhoda at Southern Hospitality. Don’t I sound like one of those awful commercials that are selling super duper Magic Cloths or something?

 

My little potted Hydrangea that I planted a few years ago is really showing well this year. I think I got a total of 5 blooms last year. My friend Beth gave me this Hydrangea a few years back for my birthday and it was pink. When I re-planted it here in this spot it bloomed purple and blue.

 

On a river trail walk with my sister we did a lot of stopping to take pictures. These are some of the wild flowers we found growing. I’m calling them wild because they seemed to grow on their own with no help from any human being. LOL with that definition all the flowers in my yard are wild. Thank goodness the Master Gardener keeps them alive.

Now for my Thrifty Treasure. I bought this Villeroy and Boch pitcher at Goodwill for $5.95. I decided to bring the outdoors in and use this pitcher as a vase for my hydrangeas. It also will qualify for Blue Monday with it’s blue motif.

This week I’m getting ready for an onslaught of visitors from Southern California. The first group arrives next Monday with overlapping guests arriving the following week. At one point during those two weeks we’ll have 9 out ofย  state visitors together. Half will be staying with my sister who lives a couple minutes from me and half will be at my house. Whoohoo time to partay! I will probably be a random bloggerย  during this time.

Dear and I are saving our big trips for the Fall. In September our daughter Katie and I are traveling to Parris Island via Savannah to attend her boyfriend’s graduation from Marine Boot Camp. In October Dear and I are headed to Dallas to visit my brother, SIL, and little Hope. Do you have any travel plans?

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. Iโ€™m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

32 thoughts on “Flowers in Mosaics With Blue?

  1. Love these blues, Ellen. Aren’t they enchanting in the garden? That’s definitely an influx — more like a deluge! Enjoy your guests and looking forward to your trips in the fall ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I must admit I am more than a little jealous of your hydrangea…I LOVE the coloring of that one. PARTAY ON!!!! May He grant you strength during all your company time….much laughter and joy!

  3. Your flowers are gorgeous…I love gardening as well…drop by sometime and look at the photos of my hydrangea…found you by way of Rhoda’s blog…

  4. What amazing blooms! I just love this time of year when every flowering plant seems to be praising God with all its force.

    Enjoy your house guests.

    jody

  5. I just love hydrangeas and I can’t grow them here. It is always such a treat to see photos of them. Lovely mosaics! Have fun with all your company.

  6. Your flower photos are sooo blue! And the “wild” flowers are clearly worthy of stopping to notice! The pitcher…is a find!
    Have a great week of family, friends, food(duh!) and cooler weather!

  7. Of course blue hydrangeas qualify for Blue Monday, even if they’re slightly purple! LOL

    I adore that Boch pitcher.

    I just finished a week of visitors. Now to recover!

    Happy Blue Monday, Ellen!

  8. I had to chuckle about the flowers in your yard being wild. .. yes growing with no help… helped by the One who made them, right?
    Beautiful pitcher!

  9. OK, your hydrangeas are gorgeous. I am so envious! I still do have a pot of pink ones that are doing good. That’s great that yours are doing so well and I’m glad you brought them in to enjoy inside. Still trying to figure out if I’ll be among those Southern Calif. visitors.
    Love you.

  10. Ellen – I’ve finally had a chance to catch up on blogs and have loved all your flower and patio pictures. Your hydrangea is a gorgeous colour and I loved the wildflower photos. Makes me want to go out look for wildflowers to photgraph.

  11. Hi, Ellen!

    I hadn’t seen you on the Blue Monday Train lately, but this more than makes up for it. Wow! Wow! I don’t think I have ever seen hydrangeas that color. They are glorious! And your pitcher is a super find!

    I know what you mean about company. I am expecting all of my inlaws next week for my birthday and my brother in laws. They are coming next week, and I’m still needing to do SO much. LOL! Alas, it will get done… or not! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Happy Blue Monday…

    XO,

    Sheila ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Lovely mosaics and I chuckled to read all that you were linking to. Why not? It works! No, no travel plans for me, but that could change and most especially if I am able to be flexible.

  13. Omigosh, what gorgeous flowers!!! I have always wanted to try to grow hydrangeas, but I’m afraid the deer will decimate them. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Have fun with all your guests, and thanks for sharing at MM> ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I love blue hydrangeas when there are tinges of green in them. A very pretty mosaic!

    It’s nice to travel to see family or close friends. We are going to visit Yosemiter National Park later thsi summer ..I’m very excited!

  15. I love your collage, and especially that vase…it’s a keeper.
    You will be busy…I just finished making your blintzes for the soccer came on Sunday…Yummy. You can make those ahead for all your company..problem is that they will keep coming back for more.
    Sounds like so me great travel plans…We are low-key this summer…trying to support wherever…

  16. can you pencil me in for lunch in Dallas??

    you must have iron in your soil…that’s what makes the flowers change color. acidity and iron oxide (ie rust).
    I’ve always been toldif you want blue flowers throw a couple old nails in the hole when you plant them….and the nails rust the flowers will turn blue. This house has a metal border around the flowerbed. and I had a rose of sharon that was pink on the fence side and blue on the lawn side…too funny!

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