Never before have I been able to make a hydrangea bouquet from my own garden! I didn’t even realize they are a late summer to early autumn bloomer because there never were any blooms to speak of!
Apparently they need partial shade and rich moist soil (explains why I planted it where I did). But over 5 years waiting for it to bloom?
Hmmm … it’s been a looong wait people but how divine it is, with it’s feathery white and pink-tinged flower heads.
I don’t remember what type it is, but I’m guessing it’s a PeeGee.
I just read that some people think it belongs only in the compost heap! How sad … they must not live north of the 49th … .
This is a simple bouquet, so I would recommend you place it in a lovely vase, like this one from Anthropologie. It gains a bit extra presence as a result.
However, I think it would look equally as lovely in a plain glass vase (but I’m from up North, right?)
… and it goes lovely with tea …
This is Part 3 of my Six Late Summer Arrangements Ideas: