Wednesday, August 3, 2011

~love at first sigh~

hydrangeas make me so happy
I really do not care what colour
they all make me smile
especially BIG fluffy bushes filled with blooms
we are off to buy many
to plant 
around my front porch......
{not sure what colour I will bring home..... any suggestions}

then next on my list is a
porch swing

my dream is getting closer..... 

  do you have a dream garden?
even if it is only in your dreams

Hugs for a great day and remember how wonderful you are 


lilybets said...

...yes I have,It's a beautiful place when I go when I'm tired of life,kiss Koralee.

silly old suitcase said...

It's my favorite too!
I dream of a garden with only Hydrangeas, roses, lavender and a big appletree in the back.
A pool with blue water and a bit of gras to play on fot the kids.

I'll keep dreaming...

Unknown said...

I have a dream garden & this year it went to dirt heaven ... ugh! So love hydrangeas ... a gal the other day posted a lime green one I don't have, but will soon. It was AWESOME! Did you happen to see it?

I think a sweet blue would be the perfect paint color.
If it were mine, tho, it'd be pink to match the house shutters & everything else.
Have a great day ~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH DEAREST..GET THE BLUE ONES for your front porch! THEN GET ALL THE OTHER COLORS for the rest of the garden but YOU NEED THE BLUE ONES! They make me happy too, EVEN IN THE DEAD OF WINTER 'cause you can use them on your Christmas tree or other organic arrangments!


Have fun, watch the back...Anita

Coco Rose Diaries said...

Oh I love hydrangeas too! My dream is to have a porch. It's not something you see over here on houses. I will dream a bit longer though!

Have a super rest of a day!

Vanessa xxxxxxx

erin's art and gardens said...

my two favorite hydrangeas (for there ease and performance) are white "annabelles" and "limelight" which bloom in the heat of summer (even 100 degrees, like today)...if you like blue, i would try "endless summer". have fun!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

EXCELLENT CHOICE! BUt yes, those puffy ANNABELLE white ones are unbelievably happy puffs....OH, MIX THEM TOGETHER!!!! Ahhhhh....there you go. I have seen them here in a mélange; blue with the white. DO IT!


Poetry and Wild Roses said...

Oh,you women are all so wonderful! I love hearing about your dream gardens...Especially the one with the roses,hydrangea,lavender,apple tree,and swimming pool...All of those hydrangeas sound so wonderful! Koralee,thank you for all of the sweet inspiration!

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...


That's right! I love them too!


Kathleen Grace said...

Suggestions? Blue is everyones favorite, but I never met a flower I didn't love, so maybe you need them all:>)

Becky said...

I agree with Castles and Crowns the blue are gorgeous....especially mixed in with some roses.I have the blue ones.

Oh I love porch swings koralee.I have one of those and I use it always.You can put a pretty afghan over the back.

Good luck and enjoy!

Martina said...

Hydrangeas are good mood flowers to me! I love them too, because they say"Happieness!" in the language of flowers. I'd love to have more time for my garden so i could mould it into my dream place. But even how it is, half wild, i really appreciate to have it.

It's me said...

Hugs and lots of love....from

Linda said...

I dream of an enclosed courtyard absolutely filled with colorful flowers, a pond, shade trees, and flagstone walkways throughout with little benches in hidden areas. There would be birds galore singing their little hearts out. How about bunnies that don't eat the flowers (hey - this is a dream!) hopping around freely. Oh, and in my garden the temperatures NEVER get into the 100's!

Helen Philipps said...

I adore hydrangeas too - we have several colours in our garden that were all here when we moved in. They look so pretty and have such a generous amount of flowers that you can use for so many different arrangements! All the hydrangea colours are beautiful, I think!
Helen x

birdie blue said...

beautiful pic, miss koralee. i've blue hydrangeas by my porch, but they've turned pink. i think if i give them a soak with 'aluminum sulfate' they'll turn blue once again (base vs. acidic fertilizer).

i mailed your prize today, my friend. we've had a houseful of family for the past two weeks. cousins everywhere.

happy day, sweets.

Susan said...

I have a blue ‘Endless Summer’ Hydrangea and a Bluebird Hydrangea too. Oh, and a white one! The bluebird blossoms are not round like other hydrangeas, but pretty just the same. I have a gift certificate to a local nursery and I am planning on getting a pink hydrangea next! Surprised? heehee Looking forward to seeing what you decided!

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Oh, Koralee, how I love hydrangeas....any color really. I do have a dream of something like an English garden in my tiny backyard. I don't know if I have enough energy to go around to do my crochet work along with the business side though. It may remain a dream and that will be ok.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥

Dagmar said...

what a lovely, lovely have such a talent for your color combinations...I am so glad you share your life as you do! I will check back often as a follower and have added you t my blog list..inspirational!

Holly Loves Art said...

Always the sweetest posts on your blog. I love hydrangeas too - so candy-like and pretty. And they remind me of my grandmother.

Elyse said...

hi koralee!

we just planted some and they're also part of my cottage dream!

next on the list: painting the front door to match in periwinkle.

happy planting and sighing ...


Sarah B said...

I love hydrangeas too. My faves are the blue ones but any colour will do :)

Unknown said...

Silly girl... what do you think... of course, The Garden Bell dreams about gardens. And don't for a single second think that I missed those great teal flats. Can't wait for a peek around you new beds... Are you getting all settled in?


K @ Aurora Blythe said...

I just moved into my new home with my new hubby so gardening did not get attended to this year. By next spring, I hope to have the inside of the house in shape enough to start fiddling with the yard. A pair of hydrangeas for the front of the house are at the top of my list, though ;-)

Alessandra said...

I think I do have a dream garden already, this is because I love my garden and the forest around my house, I love them and so they look perfect to me :-).

mama bleu said...

I love, love, love hydrangeas!! And a porch swing would be lovely! I have what I call a "secret garden". It's small, tucked in the back and not looking so lovely right now from all the hot weather.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Hydrangeas are so beautiful and you can actually change your colours with what you add to the soil.
Adding lime to your soil can change the hydrangea from blue to pink, If you have a pink one and would like to make it blue or purple, you can add aluminum sulfate.
Love the sweet photo.

Happy day

Bring Pretty Back said...

As a matter of fact I do! Next year I will get started on it.
Have a pretty day!

somepinkflowers said...


my front porch swing!


always have one
big enough
so you can curl up in it
whilst the rain falls
out in the yard...

that is what i say.

{{ hydrangeas--
water lovers that they are--
need TONS of rain, BTW }} said...

My dream garden would be a backyard about 50 acres out the back of Byron Bay somewhere in the hills. Until then keep dreaming...

The Moerks said...

Thanks for reminding me, I do love hydrangeas and I must ask my husband where the best place is in our garden to plant some.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

We had a horrible, horrible winter, here in the Pacific Northwest and my hydrangeas are suffering. Two huge ones have NO blooms and some of the others are pretty darn puny.........I'm so happy yours are growing well.. :-)

Warm blessings..

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I do love hydrangeas, especially the soft pink and soft purple ones, but too bad, that can only be a dream in Las Vegas!!! Thanks for sharing yours though! : )

Hearts Turned said...

Oh hello, sweet friend! So nice to come by for a visit once more...I've missed you, too!
So happy to be calming down now...happy to be HOME.

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite to English roses, lavender, lilacs...! Blue are my favorite, but I love pink & purple, too! How lovely to have them surrounding your porch--sounds dreamy!

Hope your day was lovely, dear friend...I'll stop by again soon!


Draffin Bears said...

Thanks for your visit, dear friend.

I love the blue variety of hydrangeas also, such a gorgeous colour. What joy to have a porch swing! hope you can tick it off your list soon.
It is winter here, but we have been very lucky as it has been mild where I live. Down the South Island they have had a lot of snow, which they are very happy about as the Ski Resorts have not been able to open, until recently because of the lack of snow.

Happy day

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Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, these hydrangeas are so beautiful!! Looks like you new home is coming right along. Can't wait to see it. Have a lovely merry happy thursday and love to yoU!


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I do love hydrangeas. Had a lovely purpley one outside my backdoor in Georgia. Of course now, a lush and beautiful garden of green and blooms is only in my dreams as nothing can survive here at the moment. :/ At 10:20 am it is 109 degrees out there.

Any color hydrangea you buy will be beautiful ... especially with those turquoise shoes. :) Happy day to you! Tammy

Michaja said...

Oh yes I have a dream garden!!! A garden where all kind of flowers are growing, different colors with many cosy (?) places to sit and enjoy he beauty of nature.
Have a great Thursday

gillyflower said...

Lovely photo! I love hydrangeas too, they come in such a wonderful range of colours and shades even on the same plant - I have 5 or 6 gorgeous large hydrangea bushes in pinks, mauves and blues and I love them!
They will look wonderful round your front porch! Andthen a porch swing - stuff of dreams!you lucky thing it sounds wonderful!

Barbara said...

Me too, Koralee. I like them fresh OR dried!

francis said...

Oh YES I do have a dreamgarden IN MY DREAMS .
It's more an estate ! I made a book with pictures from magazines of my dreamgarden .
Did not fit on a moodboard !
Wishing you dreamgardenmusing-time ....

andrea creates said...

my dream garden is a work in progress ;)
i love hydrangeas too!

Sandra van Doorn said...

they make me happy too! reminds me of my garden back home... must get a bunch today actually what a great idea :)

Monica said...

I think you should buy all of the colors, and porch swings are the best!! Have a happy day

Deborah said...

This is my favourite plant! I would get one in every colour if possible!! I already have a swing chair, it was the best purchase I made in a long time, I love using it! :) hope you are having a great day.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

a peony princess said...

Oh, I love trips to the nursery! Have fun!

I have a 'limelight' hydrangea and it is really lovely! Large, creamy white, elongated blooms that turn a pretty raspberry shade in the fall! Just gorgeous!


Teresa Kasner said...

I have a hydrangea bush that gives me purple flowers.. but hubby "pruned" it down at the BEGINNING of Summer.. not sure I'll get even one bloom this year. But I DO have a porch swing.. thinking I might need to paint it as the wood looks a bit shabby.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Unknown said...

I love the rusty purple blue.. antique looking...

A swing is a must ♥ do you have a hammock?


Suz said...

So pretty. They are my favorite, too, Koralee. We have trouble growing them here in Minnesota and we can only seem to grow one that is pink. I still like them! Any color, as you say!!! I love seeing them out on the west coast. They are so incredible...really magical.
Big hugs,

FrenchBlue said...

Hydrangeas remind me of big puffy clouds in a garden or snowcones sometimes too! My dream garden would be just a big giant lavender field to take a nap in~~~
Hugs darling friend!

Marilyn Miller said...

It all sounds so fun! I love planning my dream garden, especially with hydrangeas.

Signed up for Pinterest, but not sure how to navigate and get rid of things I don't want to follow and follow ones I want. Tips appreciated.

Bonnie said...

dear dream garden,

I can only see you when I visit pretty blogs like this one. Happy flowers and green leaves - when I try to keep happy plants they don't tend to stay happy for long.... I have one survivor so far this summer - Lupe the Loquat tree. So I'll just keep dreaming and visiting your beautiful garden!! :)

I love seeing bright shoes peeking out behind gorgeous flowers! I know I took a long break from blog world, but just wanted to stop by and say HI!

hope you have a lovely weekend!!


Vintage Home said...

...oh how wonderful hydrangea's are ! full of colour & fun!
Have a great time picking up some!

Monica said...

Hydrangeas make me so happy too... just as your blog! You are so darling and your pictures cheery and bright. They always bring a smile to my face! Thank you, dear Koralee!
Monica xo

Cathie said...

beautiful pics make me happy! love hydrangeas. did you know that is you cut off a clipping and put it in soil it will grow a new bud, true, I tried it and it worked!

happy week my lovely friend ♥

p.s..YOU are wonderful ♥

malia said...

Hydrangeas are my fav too. I wanted them to be the flowers for my wedding but my timing was off (August). But the turquoise shoes are pretty fabulous too! xo malia