Friday, July 13, 2018

Hydrangea Watercolor Painting Botanical Floral


My first attempt at growing hydrangeas in Texas was not exactly a
galloping success. We planted three plants in our back flower bed, which does get
some direct sun in the morning, and dappled shade in the afternoon. But I guess that
isn't shady enough for hydrangeas...at least not in Texas. We did OK while the
temperatures were in the low 80s, but as soon as it got hotter than that, the poor little
things fried up into a stump.  Could not save two of them.  One of them, however, survived
and gave me the sweet little flower cluster above. I clipped it and dried it and painted it,
in case it was the only one I ever got :) 
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4 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Very lovely painting of the hydrangeas. They are truly beautiful plants to grow. Have a great day.

Janet Werdin said...

I feel your frustration. I live in Florida and it's to hot and wet for them here. But, I bought a potted hydrangea this spring and have kept it in the shade on my screened lanai and the cute little thing has lived so far and has produced a tiny bloom. If I want to enjoy the real thing I have to visit my daughter in Oregon. She has amazing flowers.

RoseAnn Hayes said...

Thank you so much, Debbie! I didn't do the greatest job on them, but maybe next year I can do better :)

RoseAnn Hayes said...

Thanks for the idea, Janet - I think I will try growing one in a big pot on the patio. That might be the answer. That way I could move it around to avoid direct sun. THANK YOU for stopping by my blog!

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