Hydrangeas always remind me of Mother's Day. I love their big fluffy blooms...so much color! And I'm amazed that you can change the color of the blooms by the minerals you put in the ground. And they are so beautiful when dried. As a kid growing up I remember my dad buying my mother a hydrangea plant for Mother's Day. Every Mother's Day. I can still see a large potted plant with the big showy blooms in pink or blue on the kitchen table with a card. It always showed up late on Saturday afternoon before Mother's Day. It kinda became a ritual....another year, another hydrangea. My mom never had to guess what she was going to get for Mother's Day! She loved hydrangeas! She always had hydrangeas planted in her garden! Her last few years were spent in a garden home that didn't have room for a garden! So no hydrangeas....
Then probably about 5 years ago my brother and sister in law were visiting one spring weekend and they bought my mother 2 hydrangea plants for her front porch. They bloomed in their pots that year and then spent the winter in the garage and rebloomed the next spring. And again the next and then she passed away in the winter. I took her dormant plants home with me and put them in the garage and when they started getting green I placed them on my porch. I still remember the overwhelming joy I felt when they bloomed the year after she went home to heaven. I was really missing her that spring and what a blessing it was when they bloomed again. It seemed like a little bit of my mom was still with me. And they bloomed again last year and they are fixing to (that's Texan for "about to"!) bloom again. And they are still in the same pots! I'm really not wanting to plant them in the ground...they have done so well in the pots! But maybe this summer I'll find them a good spot on the shady side of the house and give them a proper bed to reside in. They just might start multiplying! And that would be a good thing!
I still miss my mom.....but I so thankful for all the wonderful memories she left with me. And I think she left me her love of hydrangeas because I just had to buy me some last week.
The photo above is of some hydrangea plants I bought at Lowe's.
I needed some pink in the yard for the baby shower.......yes....the shower for my Miss Bella was yesterday afternoon at my house. I'll have the whole story with pictures up on the blog this week. But here's a little peak......
.......well I just thought I was going to give you a little peek...blogger won't let me get to my photos. Must be too many people uploading too many pics tonight! You'll just have to take my word...or 3 words.......Pink...Pink....PINK!!!!
Happy Mother's Day Mom!
from my delighted heart to yours!