My sister and I think that the original cutting came from our great Aunt Am’s garden at our grandmother’s house. Hydrangeas like partial shade (I have found) and rooted from dead wood (one can see this when cutting the blooms….part of the stem is green and part is brown). I have many bushes now using this method.
This is a daylily I dug up from my mom’s garden; a young friend of hers grew daylilies to sell to the public, however, she always gave Mother day-lilies of every color. Mother loved flowers. I noticed yesterday, that now I have more than one clump; also that they have cross pollinated with the old everyday orange daylillies which are in the same bed with them.
These blooms remind me of simpler times; innocent times. I miss seeing my family; I treasure the memories of growing up on a farm in Mississippi. I miss that farm.
What reminds you of your childhood years?
- The Hydrangeas are Blooming, Do You Know What That Means? (allthatmakesyou.wordpress.com)
- Helping Your Hydrangeas Bloom (romancingthebee.com)