Monday, August 12, 2013

Homestead blooms


August is in full swing and I still had not shared my yard's bounty. Especially proud of the
hydrangeas and their beautiful blue tones.



This year the color is particularly nice, a bit darker than past years. Can you believe I saved this 
flower that was being thrown out by a neighbor, left out for the trash pickup years ago. 
Did not even think it would survive.


Clematis made a good show at the homestead too. Lots of grey washed wood here,
 I think the color gives an aged appearance. 


This is all in my side entrance area and the back of the ell of the house. The house section to the right is the original portion built in 1796. The left side, with the door, is the modern area, added in 1856, when kitchens became in vogue! The entire addition was just kitchen, still is.
thanks for visiting. 
Karen

27 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hi sweet friend... ooh, too cute, your "modern" area from 1856!... love all your flowers... those Hydrangeas are just stunning!... xoxo Julie Marie

Debra Oliver said...

oh that blue is wonderful!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your hydrangea is gorgeous! Mine are long done showing their color. Funny 1856 considered modern!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Karen. Your hydrangea is just stunning. Such a brilliant blue. I'm glad to see that you live in a home that has a 'modern' kitchen!!Happy Weekend..Judy

Karen Doyle said...

thanks you friends, so glad you like my Modern addition to the homestead!
love reading your comments...
Karen

Lavender Cottage said...

The blue hydrangea is so pretty.

Jill Harrison said...

your blue hydrangea is beautiful. Mine is all pink. I know I have to fee it something to make it blue. And I love the beautiful flowers on your neighbours "trash" plant. As they say, one person's trash is another's treasure. Have a great week. I am joining you through Mosaic Monday.

eileeninmd said...

The hydrangea is beautiful and the clematis is one of my favorites. Lovely blooms and photos. Have a happy week ahead!

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Debby Ray said...

Gorgeous blooms! I love the blue hydrangeas!

Diane said...

Love the hydrangea and clematis. Looks very pretty against the aged wood.

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

I hope you have a big bouquet on your table. Thanks for the garden tour.

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Your hydrangeas are beautiful! My flowers are looking a little peaked with the intense heat we're having here in Louisiana. Thanks for the visit and new follow! I'm now a follower of your blog! Your home is gorgeous!

Cottage and Broome said...

I love the hydrangeas against the old wood, so pretty. Clematis is also one of my favorite plants. I also posted about hydrangeas this week.Thanks for sharing, Laura

Julie Nichols said...

I love your flowers the blue hydrangeas are my favorite.

gena said...

The Hydrangeas are stunning! They're my absolute favorite plant and I have several in my garden as well. Two are well over 75 years old!

Thanks for sharing,
gena

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, what gorgeous flowers. Love them. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I have the blue variety of hydrangea in my yard and they won't turn blue. I have tried all the things to do to the soil and still no blue. Can I say how envious I am of yours?!! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday!

Beverly said...

It all looks beautiful, Karen. Your home is charming.

Jeanne Baney said...

Your rescued Hydrangeas are so beautiful! I just rescued an abandoned red geranium...fingers crossed!

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Jennelise said...

Stunning flowers! They take my breath away!
Jennelise

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my...you sure do have some pretty flowers...luv that shade of blue.

Blessings,
Linda

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful hydrangea and your clematis too...lovely! So nice having you share at Amaze Me Monday, hope you'll hop back over...
Blessings,
Cindy

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Just beautiful! I bet those hydrangeas are the envy of the neighborhood!

Geralyn Adams said...

Lovely display... blue and purple blooms have always been a favorite of mine Have a great day :)

Pamela said...

Your flowers are just beautiful! Thanx for sharing them at THT.