PRESERVING AUTUMN'S COLOUR.
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My love for Hydrangeas is very evident in our garden here at home in Kent. When we designed and started planting on what was a complete blank canvas six years ago, we wanted to concentrate on bold blocks of same type perennial planting. Roses, Agapanthus, Spring bulbs, and especially Hydrangeas....all contained within box hedge edged beds...with the aim of creating a 'Modern Country Garden'.
Predominantly white Hydrangeas....'Annabel' and the spectacular sized heads of 'Incrediball'....their bright, white, creaminess so uplifting in
the garden and beautifully illuminating in the evening.
One area, either side of steps up to our back deck, I have planted a variety called 'Magical Amethyst'. This beautiful variety starts its growing season white, and slowly turns to gentle hues of pink and green.
Inspired to preserve their beauty longer, before the winds and rain take hold, a large bunch has been picked and brought inside to dry.
Hung up in the 'Boot Room', suspended from the lantern...
Only two days, and the flowers are drying nicely....watch this space for what I plan to do with them!
Do you have a favourite variety of Hydrangea or preserving method? I would love to hear from you....