Wednesday, July 26, 2006

the hydrangea queen and her home



My friend Debbie asked me to take some portrait-style pictures in her blooming garden for her site. Isn't she pretty? And just look at those hydrangeas, will you? She is the queen of hydrangeas. I think she has about a hundred of them.

Her husband used to have a landscaping business and one of his clients only ever wanted blooming plants in her gardens. After the bushes' blooms expired, he'd dig them up and replace them with something in bloom. Meanwhile, Debbie would be the happy benefactor of the discarded plants. How lucky is that? In addition to that, she's collected so many different varieties including a climbing variety. As a result, her sweet garden is a treasure trove of the most wonderful hydrangeas you'll ever see.

While I was visiting with my friend, I just had to take some pictures of this wonderful corner of her home. It is so perfect and nice...just as lovely as my friend.

11 comments:

SOINSPIRED said...

Thank you again Amy for sharing beauty with us.

Listoria said...

what great photos! your friend is so lucky to have such beautiful blooms!

Tracey said...
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Tracey said...

Great pictures, and I love your fiends site! Hydrangeas are sooo beautiful. My daughter is getting married next May in Portland, and she plans to use hydrangeas and peonies----I think it will be lovely!

scrapcat said...

What a great series of portraits!
Your friend must be so happy with these!

AnastasiaC said...

i love hydrangeas - I have quite a few in my garden too!
debbie's house looks beautiful - its so nice to see interiors - so very different to australian homes, you photograph so well Amy, u should take up photography!

vegasandvenice said...

Oh it is all lovely!

Lisa said...

How wonderful!

I wanted to tell you that you "inspired" me to take some of my things to my favorite shop in town...and they may just sell them! So thank you for helping me to take that step. I'm so excited. You inspire me in many, many ways..you have so aptly named your blog! Sometimes when I need a kick in the pants, I just come scroll through your blog. :)

Lisa said...

I guess I should clarify..things I've made...not just stuff I had hanging around. lol

BonnieRose said...

plse tell me how you add those beautiful white borders to all the pics you post.. I love the look!

June said...

I love how you post your pictures; it makes them look like a wonderful book just inviting us to relish the delights within.