Hydrangea Crush

I’ve always considered hydrangeas to be old lady flowers. I don’t know why. Let the record show that I’ve changed my mind. That either means that I was wrong, or I am now an old lady. Our neighborhood is bursting with big fluffy hydrangea blossoms right now! I love how just one bush can produce so many shades of pink, blue, and purple. Our yard is too shady to grow hydrangeas, but I get my fix every afternoon when I walk the dogs, and today I brought my camera along. Taking photos while manning two tangled leashes was trickier than I expected, but luckily the pups were patient with me.

blue pink hydrangea gradient

How cute is our neighbor’s house? It’s one of my favorites in the neighborhood for sure.


  1. Faith @ Ordinary Mommy Design

    When we bought our home there were two hydrangea bushes in our yard. They’re not super happy, so we don’t always get a lot of blooms, but they are beautiful! The best part is that when cut they can last for a month in the house.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      I might have to sneak over to my neighbor’s house tonight with my scissors. ;)

  2. Whitney

    Are you me, haha? I thought they were old lady flowers for the longest time as well, but within the past few years I’ve began to love them! Great pictures, by the way.

  3. April

    I thought the same thing too!!! My grandma had two hydragnea bushes at their place, and I didn’t give them much thought. Now I love them soomuch, I’m making sure they’ll be in my wedding bouquet!

  4. Bivi

    I adore hydrangeas! The fact that they can create so many different colours is the reason why…well, one of them at least.

  5. Andrea

    I love them. There colors are just so pretty and because they are always such a bunch, you don’t need a lot for them to make an impact in a vase…
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  6. Nimenos

    I love hydragnea, but unfortunately our weather, around 104ºF, makes impossible to have them… instead I have a huge jasmine and tomatoes….

  7. Sabine

    I don’t think you have become an old lady already :) I also like Hydrangea my mother has them in her garden. The colours are so cute.

  8. Sydney

    It amazes me how big some of these bushes can get, I’ve seen some that look like a mini tree! But I thought they need shade to grow? My mom’s hydrangeas died because the sun was just burning it up!

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Really?! The bushes around our neighborhood seem to be in full sun, so I just assumed. Maybe I’ll plant one and see how it does!

  9. Sherri B.

    I love hydrangeas, too, and am lucky enough to have one in my very shady yard. I take pictures of it constantly…lol. Your images are beautiful!

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Thanks Sherri! I’m definitely getting one to try in our shade then! What’s the worst that can happen?

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      No, that’s not creepy. It’s creepy that I try to see in their windows when I walk by, because I want to know if the inside of their home is as gorgeous as the outside! ;)

  10. Leigh

    I live in Oklahoma, and I’ve always considered hydrangea a shade tolerant plant – when planted in full sun they tend to scorch, and there are many yards in my neighborhood where they thrive underneath trees among other shade plants such as ferns and hostas. You should definitely give them a shot!

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Ok, I’m heading to the garden shop this afternoon to pick one out! Thanks Leigh! :)

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