20 October 2008

French Mops




Hydrangea Macrophylla, Charm Hydrangea, French Mopheads, or "Endless Summer"




These floppy mops are growing in my garden and I have a few that are this pretty periwinkle blue...but most have green blooms. I have been trying to get the soil acidity just right so that they turn a deep cobalt blue.


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The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography, was a Victorian-era means of communication in which various flowers, herbs, plants, and floral arrangements were used to send secret messages. What a delightful way for a charming gentleman to eloquently and silently express his feelings to a young lady with the delicate scent of flowers.

The symbolic meaning of hydrangeas suggest vain glory; heartlessness; a boaster; frigidity; thank you for understanding (this last one is the meaning I prefer).



French Mops

This beauty I have listed in my Etsy shop. I think it is just perfect for a bedroom, bathroom, cottage kitchen, or mud room. The little lamb embossed on the hand made Italian pitcher is precious, which makes this a perfect photograph for even a child's room.


It is available as an ACEO and 5"x 7" or 8" x 12" matted enlargements. I have also made some of my laminated magnets out of this image and they are very nice. This is an unretouched digital photograph ~ the colours in the flowers were as vibrant as you see them here!


Thank you for stopping by. Ciao amici,

Suzanne

6 comments:

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Hyrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. This is such a beautiful photo (I know because I have one sitting right on an easel on my desk), and I am glad you are adding it to the Etsy shop!

I hope you are well and enjoying a marvelous start to the week my friend!

Du Buh Du Designs said...

I wish I could grow hydrangea here (I've tried). My favorite flowers are blue, lavender and white..so serene. A beautiful image!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I have fifty four of these lovely ladies in my garden! Summer is a blue heaven here.

I am glad to have found your blog! It's so pretty here!

lou said...

The photo is beautiful. I am lucky i can grow blue hydrangeas.Your blog is so inspiring.

Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Suzanne MacCrone said...

Thank you new and old friends for stopping by to "smell" the hydrangeas!

Every year I try to root about 50 to 75 new plants from pruning the existing ones and am very happy if 20 or so start sprouting leaves!

Tanti baci to all.

Anonymous said...

Here in PuddleTown, USA, my hydrangeas never bit on the MgSO4 I was feeding 'em to get blue, and not only that they changed to their Fall color more than four weeks ago...a muddy, brown streaked, pale-orange pink. What a ripoff!

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