Monday, July 16, 2012

HAUTE HYDRANGEAS

Big, bold and bursting with color, the hydrangea is a darling of the Hamptons, skirting summer homes and gardens with their beautiful purple and blue hues all summer long. Visit my home and its obvious that they're my favorite summer plant-there are big blue Nicos gracefully falling on the side porch, a parade of red white and blue blooms cover the terrace and a border of blooms adds drama and privacy to the pool area. Gorgeous outside, they also make an incredible summer bouquet--see my favorite ways to display the summer blooms on Hamptons Magazine here-






What's your favorite summer flower?

23 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Well, here in Phoenix, all my plants are drying up or clinging to life so I just admire the gorgeous blooms in other states. The hydrangeas are ridiculously gorgeous, they demand attention. So wish I could grow them here.

I Dream Of said...

Nothing says summer to me like hydrangeas do. (They remind me of our July 1 wedding!) And these are just fantastic. I've brought a few of our blooms in this week and they look just fantastic in blue and white.
Have a lovely week, Barbara! XO

Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful Barbara. Is there a more versatile flower?
Happy Monday.
Teresa
xoxo

carolyn bradford said...

So beautiful! Picture perfect house and flowers as well! Thanks for sharing!

South Shore Decorating Blog said...

My favorite flower. I have 6 plants, and so far ONE lonely flower out of all six!! It makes me crazy. I want it to look like these!! A gardener I am NOT!
Stacy

CDS said...

I love love love hydrangeas! They were my wedding bouquet--- i love the colors, the simplicity...love it. xoxo

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

I love hydrangeas! These images are so beautiful! I'm crazy for peonies, too. Wish I had a green thumb!
~ Wendi ~

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

They're among my favorites too - I have a 45 foot hedge of them along one side of the house. Love them. But here, they are already petering out.

michele said...

def hydrangeas! i have white, blue, and light pink.

love everything in this vignette--that shell mirror needs to come live with me!

i'll check out the magazine.

:)
michele

designchic said...

One of my favorite flowers and prolific bloomers. Love looking out my kitchen window to see their gorgeous color!

Punctuation Mark said...

I adore these flowers... They are my absolute favorite!!!!

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I am a huge fan of hydrangeas and these are spectacular! x Sharon

Cynthia said...

Beautiful Hydranges. I just love them any way but these are fantastic. Real showstoppers.

Cynthia

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Yours look so gorgeous they don't even seem real - wow! Stunning. I love hydrangeas in the summer but peonies also make me melt. :)

Leslie said...

So pretty! Love them in all colors. They grow well here in the PNW too. That second interior photo is lovely. Have a nice week!

leslie

Ann said...

I love hydrangeas,
they don't need a lot of maintenance and care but boy they bloom so well and when put on vases and even in bottle they look so beautiful... Too bad ours aren't in full bloom yet.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Beautiful images. One of my favorite flowers. I have them all over my yard.

Garden, Home and Party said...

Barbara,
Oh my, this has got to be my favorite summer flower, hands down. I do believe hydrangea grow so much bigger in the East. I also love peonies which won't grow where I live since we do not experience frost. Your hydrangea look amazing and they make such a beautiful bouquet for indoors.
Karen

zanetastyle said...

Hello! That BLUE colour is so unique ...isn't it? I love them the most...mine in the garden finaly started growing and blossoming but they are like "a mini version" of your photos!
Beautiful Post!!

Thanks for visiting my Stampede blog...and hope your friend had fun here in the Cow Town LOL.

xo Z

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Fabulous displays of Hydrangeas. One of my favourites, can't have enough in my opinion. Just discovered your blog today and I'm following along.
Paul

Donna Vining said...

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers! All of these images are gorgeous, unfortunately for me, they don't do that fabulously in Houston due to the extreme heat!!

www.donnaviningblog.com

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