Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hydrangea Queen & Bilbo

I love to visit friend's gardens! I get so much inspiration, and a lot of good plants! I visited the Hydrangea Queen's (Ramona) garden the other day. She called me to come get some shots of her Clematis in bloom. She has such a beautiful garden. It is loaded with hydrangeas, thus her nickname! She is going to visit the Nantucket Hydrangea Farm soon. They only take 2 visitors at a time. She will be staying for several days, taking workshops and learning all about hydrangeas. I can't wait to hear what all she learned! I will make sure she gets lots of photos and information so I can share with all of you.

This is one of her hydrangeas. The hydrangeas here are not in bloom yet, she just purchased this one, so it is blooming. Her hydrangeas  have lots of buds on them, so soon I will be getting plenty of gorgeous photos!

This is a wild poppy. It grows on the sides of roads here everywhere. Apparently a little bird deposited it in her garden!

Here is a post from last May that I did on my neighbor's Daylilies as well as the Hydrangea Queen.
Hope you all enjoy this wonderful day!

Bilbo will be leaving Canada soon, and heading to Southeastern Ohio to visit with the gnomes and fairies in the "hills". Thats right, Bilbo is heading to visit Lona at A Hocking Hills Garden! I am so excited for thim! There are so many fairies and gnomes that live in her garden, and I know Bilbo will have a blast there!


Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful photos. The photos of the clematis are just stunning. Yea! for Bilbo. That will be fun.

RainGardener said...

The Clematis is gorgeous - my color, in fact I think I heard it yelling my name.

Jeannie B. said...

I love to see your flowers! I don't know the names of most plants so I would love to see the names of the plants posted under them!! They are beautiful!

Darla said...

Hydrangea Queen has very pretty blooms today.

Phillip said...

Gorgeous photos, the clematis is spectacular. Ours have just started blooming.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

HI DP. Forgot to mention how much I liked your new antique looking header.

The clematis and her blooms are so pretty. You got some beautiful pictures there of them. I can tell you are having fun with the camera.

Yes, you will have to pass on the hydrangea info you learn. Love hydrangeas.

Nezzy said...

That's one beautiful hydrangea! I'm lovin' the colors. I can't wait to see them all in bloom.

I'm sure that handsome little Bilbo will have a blast in the hills.

You have a terrific Tuesday and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.

Kim and Victoria said...

I love hydrangeas; bought a new one last year.
That is a lovely clematis!

Stephanie said...

It's wonderful to see these pretty blooms here. They really 'wake' me up this morning. Thanks DP :-D Btw, I am sure Bilbo will enjoy his stay at Lona's garden.

Ginger said...

Those clematis pictures are SO PRETTY!! Every time I come to your blog I think I should've sprung for a DSLR!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful pics...thanks for sharing with all of us!


Crafty Gardener said...

beautiful, bright and cheery flower photos

donna said...

Pretty and very colorful. I'm going to go check out Nantucket Hydrangea Farm right now. Thanks for the link.


Alea said...

All of the flowers are beautifully captured! I think it is wonderful that you are growing plants from clippings of your grandmother's plants!

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