I’ve tried for 2 years now to grow hydrangeas and lavender, and both times my plants died. I don’t know if it’s because I have the brownest thumb on the planet, or if I’m just not planting them in soil that’s correct for them, but either way, it bums me out. Every year I have visions of cutting my own lavender and hydrangeas, and every year I fail. To console myself this year, I turned to one of my sweet friends who has a few lovely hydrangea bushes. She’s let me cut some in the past, and she let me come over a few days ago and cut some more. I asked just in time, because the flowers on her bush are starting to turn brown, but I got several stems that are still pretty – some pale green and some that are bluish/purple. I’m enjoying them for a few days in one of the farmhouse milk bottles my youngest son makes, but I’ll hang them to dry soon, so I can continue to enjoy them later.
I also broke down and ordered a large bunch of lavender on Etsy. It smells blissful and looks so pretty.
If any of you have had lots of success growing hydrangeas or lavender, I’d love to hear your tips, or what you think I could be doing wrong (which I realize could be everything!)
By the way, my son has several different styles of these farmhouse milk bottles and vases available to purchase in my shop. They are ready to ship now and make great gifts that are inexpensive! 🙂 You can find them HERE.
Tomorrow is my sweet mom’s birthday, and I wish we didn’t live so far apart, so I could hand deliver some lavender to her, but I hope she likes the gifts I sent. Happy birthday Mom – I hope your day is wonderful. I love you!