What’s Blooming Wednesday #5

Do you have trouble getting plants and flowers to live?

Perhaps you need a sign – to order them to live.

Garden Art

Actually, I know this sign is for people, not the flowers.  It’s a reminder for us to really live, not just to consume oxygen and exist.  Live.

I laugh whenever I walk by this garden sign, because PAM (Painter Artist Mom) asked during one of her visits if that sign was helping my plants.   She knows I’m not always successful with growing things, and that I need a sign to order the flowers to live.

Nandina in Bloom

Don’t we need things that make us laugh?  God made us to enjoy humor.  I do.  Do you?

And, He made us to enjoy flowers.  I do.  Do you?

Hydrangea Heaven

The Nikko hydrangea is a beautiful deep blue when growing in acidic soil.  It’s pink when growing in alkaline soil.  As you can see, the hydrangea on the left got a little sulfur thrown under it when I fed the camellia, making the soil more acidic there.  We live in the alkaline belt.

The hydrangea looks rather confused, but I love the variation in bloom color.  I gather cuttings of all shades to enjoy inside the house.

Three Hydrangea Colors in One Bush

If you had to choose between pink or blue blooms, which would you pick?  I’m so glad I don’t have to pick.  Both is a good answer, right?

Pink Hydrangea Blooms

The lamb’s ear patch needs thinning again.  I do it every year.

Lamb's Ear

But, at least it’s providing blooms.  When I’m barefoot, the fuzzy leaves are so soft under my feet!

Lamb's Ear Blooms

The Black-eyed Susans are finally starting to bloom.

Black-eyed Susan Bloom

By next week we should have a gazillian of them.  They look so happy.  And, I don’t think they need a garden sign.

A sign ordering them to live.  God takes care of that, y’all.

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  1. David Woodurff says

    One day I would love to make the LONG visit from the city to your house and just look at all of your flowers.  I enjoy your blog so much.


  2. says

    Lovely!!! I have one very small hydrangea and I do hope I see some blooms on it this year. Last year it got frozen late in the season. We moved it to a spot where I hope it will do better…of course that remains to be seen. Sometimes moving plants sparks new growth and other times…meh. I love seeing your hydrangeas and garden flowers, Kim.
    Thanks for sharing them on Monday Funday!!!

  3. says

    The blooms in your garden are beautiful! I love posts showing what is in bloom..in fact, I just posted my own flower garden tour.
    Great blog!

  4. says

    Love your hydrangeas-I like them all colors too. I added you to my favorites list. I see you are in North Ms. I am from Oxford-living in Central Ms. now.

  5. Christine @ Rustic & Refined says

    Your garden is beautiful….I have quite a few hydrangeas myself but your garden tour is making me want more!