Thursday, September 8, 2011

Miracle Shrub!

New and exotic shrub discovered
on Georgia barrier island!
Never before seen by man nor beast.

It looks like hydrangea but look closer. 

Sweet Ole Bob came back from taking out the trash. He says to me. "Did you see that?" "What", I asked. "There are hydrangeas growing from the Formosa azalea out by the service yard." "Really?", I say.

Sure enough, beautiful blue hydrangea blossoms and they are really growing out of the azalea bush.


This floral paint can be used on fresh and dried flowers.
This came from Michael's.

I haven't figured out a way to dry them to retain their beautiful blue color. And everyone knows that I LOVE blue.

I will store them here for now. I will decide what to do with them later. Just now, I am trying to wipe that silly grin from my face. Sweet Ole Bob is just shaking his head in wonder.


One pic accidentally got part of my breakfast room shelf. I will post about this shelf later. I gotta go back outside. It is a beautiful day. I have spray painting to do and new shrubs to discover.


Just so you know, I didn't intend to play a joke on Bob. I had just stuck the hydrangeas in the azalea for the paint to dry. He was too funny.

See you guys, stay young at heart! 

I am joining up with this crowd of fantastic ladies:

28 comments:

Donnie said...

You are too funny but that sure made you some pretty blue ones.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Oh I love them. I do not know how to dry them either, GOOGLE it..they will have the answer. So pretty Ginger! XO

Jo said...

For real,or are you and Sweet Ole Bob pulling our leg...teehehe,love this!
And yes please get back out there who know's what yall will discover together.
~JO

Hey don't forget about the Social Club...ROBIN NUGENT,nephew.
hugs thru the pines to you both.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love the blue! I've seen folks spray paint them black for Halloween-so why not-enjoy:@)

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Ginger,

You keep surprising us on and on! Spunky Savannah lady...

Love to you,

Mariette

LV said...

Whatever, they are truly beautiful flowers.

Barbara F. said...

So you are playing a trick on Bob! Pretty color, though! xo,

Mimi said...

These are beautiful and I love them paired with the basket. And thanks for the sneek peak of your shelf :) Can't wait to hear more

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

heck...I believe you. :)

NanaDiana said...

I hope Sly Old Bob doesn't end up blue!;>) xo Diana

Poppy said...

Miracle shrub,indeed! And glorious in its beauty... and I love "Blue Sky"... looks very pretty in that basket.. Have a lovely weekend~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Diann said...

Oh these look so pretty! Beautiful color choice. I don't know how to dry them but, they sure look pretty in the basket! thanks for joining TTf and have a fun weekend!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Ginger, that is sooo funny, I got my laugh for the night!

Carol

Honey at 2805 said...

I knew you had a green thumb, but a blue one? I'm laughing , but not at Bob because he knows he has a jewel in you! You've made my day!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation made a more successful party. I appreciate you!

Zuni said...

Hi, Ginger. What a funny story!! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog and commenting, and following me--that's a real honor! I've spray-painted hydrangeas before, and if I recall, they will keep just fine. Leave them right where you have them and enjoy them--for a looong time. Good to meet you!

Pondside said...

Now that was my kind of joke!

orchidlanedecor.com said...

Ha! Ginger, you had me looking with my eyes bugging out! After reading your post on that plant that flowers every "hundred years", I thought this was a serious post :)
I love hydrangeas, they remind me of my hometown. I've not seen them in the area I'm in now so I'm not sure if we can grow them, but now I'm inspired to investigate.

Suzy xxx

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love hyandreas and dried is a new option to always have them. Well, the one that flowers every 100!!, not even my grandkids...you made me crack up! LOL! You look great in your new picture, by the way, beautiful! Have a nice weekend my sweet Svannah lady. FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, forgot!...I love that shelf, I can't wait til you post about it!
Hugs, FABBY

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Well you had me fooled as well for a minute there :)

Ellen said...

You sure did get a giggle from me. And I hope Bob is giggling to. Looking foward to hearing about that awesome shelf.
Hugs,
Ellen

Suzy said...

Ha! You had me going for a while there. I'm way to gullible. Can't wait to get a closer look at your shelf.

Babs said...

Ginger, You are sooo funny. Poor Bob. That product gives a great color on the hydrangeas. I'm checking it out.
Happy Weekend,
Babs

A Lady's Life said...

I love hydrangeas

Sherry said...

Oh those are keepers Ginger. How pretty they are in your basket and blue! Yes, I love blue too. Awesome shrub. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Aren't you a clever one? Your flower transformation is lovely! I've never used a spray like that on dried flowers before. I'll have to give it a try.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday last week. Hope to see you this week, as well.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

mississippi artist said...

You are too funny. I have had good luck drying them by putting in a vase of water and leaving trhem in a dim room until the water is gone.Take off all the leaves first. Also for a quick way I cut them and place in the trunk of my car-no water- and make sure the car is in the baking sun. They should be dry by evening. The secret is picking them at their peak.

Lisa Montsion said...

I really enjoy seeing pictures of your garden.

lisa

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