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October 2, 2013

A Bouquet of Hydrangeas and Bits of Fall



Saturday morning I was enjoying my morning coffee and the sun beamed in on my Annabelle Hydrangeas.  I tiptoed out on the deck in my pj's to snap a shot.
They're still flowering nicely and haven't turned yet.

Of course I had to move down to the driveway level and take another
shot so I decided to make it a group shot.  
I always wonder if my neighbor sees me and thinks I'm a nut!

Fall is settling in but my gardens are still plugging along.  As soon as we get a frost it will all change.

Speaking of fall I had to take a shot of this maple tree that is starting to turn.  It's quite a contrast to my garden areas that are still green!

I just love seeing these colors.  
Too bad it doesn't last longer!


I recently cut some branches from my
Limelight Hydrangea  shrubs.
I let them drink the water in the vase but I don't
 add anymore to it.  They should dry nicely.
I'm joining
Have a Cup of Mrs. Olson for
 and
Rose Vignettes for




11 comments:

  1. Wow! Your garden is gorgeous, Liz. Your flowers are so lovely and that maple tree looks magnificent. Ours has not changed color yet..Christine

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  2. Your maple tree and hydrangeas are gorgeous, Liz. We just don't have very much color yet but I'm excitedly waiting for it. I want a hydrangea bush...we have a sprout but it refuses to take off. Any suggestion, my gardening counselor?

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  3. I just love your beautiful flowers, how nice they are right outside of your deck, love the ones that you cut for the table, so lovely...Phyllis

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  4. Liz- The view from your deck is absolutely gorgeous. What a pleasure it must be to sit there and look at that! Wish I could sit there with you and drink coffee and have a few laughs...you know we would! Your hydrangeas are beautiful and they do dry nicely. I brought my own in and I think I need to spray them with some hairspray to set them. xo Diana

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  5. Your flowers are doing wonderful still! Everything here perks up a bit too when the weather cools down, and even the grass is happy. Your hydrangeas are beautiful and I love the maple tree - the color is wonderful!

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  6. Hi Liz, It looks like your trees are at the same stage as ours are right now--some intense pops of color here and there, and the flowers still in bloom. Your hydrangeas are beautiful. That is the way I dry mine too. It is funny to think about the things we do to capture the perfect picture! Linda

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  7. You have a beautiful garden. I've always loved hydrangeas but have never planted them as I'm unsure how they would handle the Central Texas heat. Plus, I'm now living in Malaysia for a few years where I'm fairly sure they're not even available. The colors of your maple tree are gorgeous. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

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  8. Hi Liz, your garden really does still look so beautiful! I loved the group shot. We got a frost last night so everything is pretty much through. I will be doing a lot of cleaning up this week. The maples around here are gorgeous too. I love them for their brilliant red Fall color!I usually just let my Limelight blooms dry right on my tree. Might have to try this method. Sure make a gorgeous centerpiece. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. WOW! Your gardens and home are so lovely. I am always impressed with the amount of color you have.
    Love those gorgeous Hydrangea too (one of my favs) :)
    Thank you for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    ~Liz

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  10. The SIZE of those hydrangea cuttings...WOW!!!!!!! Those are magnificent!!! You have got a thumb greener than grass!

    Thank you for throwing in the photos of the maple tree. I just love those fiery reds & oranges! I see mostly yellows around here.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful! You have so much pretty foliage around your home. Great eye for photos too.

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