Monday, June 11, 2012

Hydrangea Heaven

Last week I was chatting with Holly Chapple on the phone…and as we talked, she meandered through her garden. At some point in the conversation she mentioned that she had cut some flowers from the garden and was going to quickly arrange them in a mixing bowl she has recently gotten from a neighbor. We chatted on and on…until Holly suddenly blurted out, “I’m going to Tweet you a picture of the arrangement I just made!” Technology….

A few minutes later, this popped up on Twitter…

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What?! Now, my first reaction was to squeal with delight because I LOVE hydrangeas. My next reaction was to thump her…because she KNOWS how much I love hydrangeas AND she knows I live in the part of Texas where hydrangeas only grow in my dreams. She had fun gloating…but, seriously, can you believe she cut and arranged all those gorgeous hydrangeas while carrying on a phone conversation? That girl can multi-task!

Check out her step-by-step blog post showing how she made the arrangement here. And, yes, that means she was also snapping the step-by-step pictures while carrying on our phone conversation…

And now, since I have hydrangeas on my mind, let’s look at a few hydrangea arrangements…

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image via Clayton Austin Photography 

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image via Mood Flowers

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image via Verbena Floral Design

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image via Love n’ Fresh Flowers

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image via Jeff Leatham

hill_goodnough_lexiphotography_caseytony363_0_low petalena

image via Petalena and Lexi Photography

image via Denise Fasanello

IMG_3935 Hart Company UK and rebecca honeywell

image via Rebecca Honeywell Photography and Hart Company

IMG_7630 splendid stems NY

image via Splendid Stems

IMG_17201  verbena floral design.ca

image via Verbena Floral Design

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image via The Flower House

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image via Bella Flora

old_lyme_beach_club_wedding_215 justin mrantz

image via Justin & Mary Marantz Photography

Planet Flowers - Blue Sky Photography - Dundas Castle (9)

image via Planet Flowers

Planet Flowers - Hopetoun House planet flowers

image via Planet Flowers

pretty petals

image via Pretty Petals

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image via B Floral

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image via Birch Blooms and Melissa Schollaert Photography 

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image Wicker and Stitch

Happy Monday!

4 comments:

K. Barber-Flower Farmer said...

that arrangement is just gorgeous. I love hydrangeas. I just bought sixy and now after seeing that bouquet I may have to buy more.

Jenny N said...

Wait! How do I not follow you on Twitter?

Laetitia - Fleuriste Troubadoure said...

Amy, thanks for this sweet collection... i love hydrangea too! And thank god, they grow in my new french garden ;)

Mimi said...

Love hydrangeas. Love the various approaches displayed in the images.