Saturday, October 30, 2021

A LOVELY FALL DAY for Tea In The Garden


 

Today I was able to set up a "Tea In The
Garden" which is always fun.  I recently realized something I have been doing wrong in my garden. You would probably not make this mistake.




 Each spring I have been cutting off the dead looking hydrangea stems that are brown.   Yes, I have done this each year and each year I have few of the blue ones bloom.  They do make lots of leaves but not many blooms. 




 I was reading in a gardening Facebook group for Missouri and someone asked about this very thing.  I learned that this was indeed my error as someone said the blooms form on the old wood.  Now, who would have guessed that?

These blue blooms came just recently after our really hot weather cooled down.


  So next spring I am leaving things alone
 and I am hoping to get a bumper crop for
a change.  





4 comments:

Lynn said...

What a lovely tea setting you have in the garden. I am a fan of blue everything, so I hope your hydrangeas do better next year. My neighbor has been cutting off a few of the pink going to make a dried arrangement for in her house. But she never cuts off very many.

Louca por porcelana said...

Awwww...Awesome Fall Tea Time!

The Charm of Home said...

I love the brown transferware! Always my favorite at this time of year. Have a great week!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Such a lovely fall tea time in the garden, and the hydrangeas are beautiful no matter what! I do hope that new trick will help you get even more next year. I have never had much success in growing them. I think it is just too hot and sunny here. But I do love them so much. Your brown transferware is perfect for a fall tea party in the garden. Thank you for sharing it with us. Wish I could have joined you for real. Have a lovely week.