My newly planted hydrangeas are finally blooming. Next year this time, I’m hoping to have a full on bush of these beauties. In the meanwhile, my next door neighbors have been so kind as to let me snip a few from their yard. I’d keep a vase of hydrangeas on the breakfast table all summer long if I could.
Nowadays, hydrangeas are a symbol of friendship and hospitality, though folklore would have us believe that hydrangeas ward off evil curses. I simply love them for their looks. Roses and tulips are known for their grace and elegance. Hydrangeas, however, are boastful and lusty. What’s not to love?