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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Thursday, July 15, 2021

We have enjoyed quite a showcase of Hydrangeas this summer!

So far we have enjoyed a very fertile spring and summer with LOTS of rain and thunder.
Perfect for a garden but not so great if you would love to bike...!
On our bay windowsill in the kitchen, inside a Wedgwood Cream Color on Cream Color (Plain Edge) bowl from Replacements Ltd.
Detail of the beautiful Hydrangea flowers...
On the left is a purple Mophead  Hydrangea and a Hydrangea Macrophylla Ayesha to the right. 
Colors are so intense this summer!
Have you enjoyed Hydrangeas this summer?



Previous post:
{Our 2016 Hydrangeas} | My earlier Hydrangea post and more links below it

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    1. Dearest Regine,
      Thank you and yes, those are summer's little miracles!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, The deep purple of the flowers goes perfectly with the simple cream color of the bowl. It's too bad the weather is spoiling your fun, but at least your garden is putting out extra dividends.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes, those hydrangeas stood out in the simple cream color on cream color.
      Haha, we got rained on yesterday when we biked, trusting the forecast of NO rain all afternoon and evening... But it felt warm and we almost dried off before arriving home.
      Some garden things turn out good but the weeds are laughing too.
      Georgia looks very lush and green and some of the fields are too wet...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. What beautiful flowers. Are you good at gardening? I am useless. I try but many plants do not survive or bear good fruits. I ignore the apples, pears and cherry trees. They do give me good fruits each year. So I learnt to ignore trees. I ignore the vines too, but all they give me is vine leaves. No grapes ... yet.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Both of us have been born with a green thumb, being the son and daughter of professional market gardeners with acres of vegetables and greenhouses with fruits (Pieter's Dad) and vegetables. So that is inside our veins and will never go away...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Very Happy They Are - Good On You

    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      Thank you and yes, it is a joy to view an abundance of flowers.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous, Mariette! Yes, we have a small hydrangea on our deck that is struggling a bit, but still producing some lovely blooms.
    Blessings!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Thank you and guess ours bloom prolific due to being planted directly into the soil.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Your hydrangeas are glorious! I don't have any, but I've seen many around, most in the creamy green shades, and they're huge, really flourishing this year.

    After our drought in the spring, we are saturated with water. I had to clean up water in the basement this morning, after last night's deluge. At least I hope it was water. It was under and near one of the litter boxes, but as I can't smell, I couldn't tell if Derry had done his business outside of the box. There WAS pee IN the box, and then so much "water" around, in the middle of the floor, etc. Seemed all too much for one kitty bladder. Anyway, I cleaned up with an enzyme cleaner, scrubbed the box out and moved it to another location, showed Derry where it was. (There are two others in the house.) Fingers crossed!

    Anyway, I got sidetracked, of course. Thanks for sharing the wonderful flower pics!

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Ours indeed were at their very best this year. You got invited into the home of those exceptional gardeners that you came across on your walk. Some people really have that ability to create little miracles; provided the soil is good.
      Hope the water problem in your basement will not return and got resolved this way. IF rainwater is coming up, that is never good.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. The basement remains unfinished, Mariette. I've had water issues there for almost the entire time I've lived here. Poor construction, poorer (almost non-existent) property management (condo townhouse). Eventually it will be someone else's problem...I hope! :-)

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  7. Dear Mariette - both of your hydrangeas are showing themselves off beautifully, but I am particularly attracted to the Hydrangea Macrophylla Ayesha with its tiny flowers and many different shades of colour.
    You mention that you have had lots of rain in your area, but what a terrible disaster has just happened in your old homeland. I have just heard on the news that the southern province of Limburg has been declared a disaster area

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    1. Dearest Rosemary,
      Thank you and yes, personally I too love the Hydrangea Macrophylla Ayesha on the right best. We also have it in a pink shade as is seen from the link below. Previous years I've posted many times about our different Hydrangea varieties.
      Did add their names now. This was just a quick post!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    2. Sorry, forgot to mention the flooding of the River Meuse in my province of Limburg.
      Indeed in the very south it is extreme and they are prepared for more flooding in the other areas, Saturday being the worst. My friend in Maastricht has an apartment on the higher area and is okay, one of her sisters lives also higher and one sister has basements flooded due to marlstone rock walls.

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  8. Hallo Mariette, prachtige bloemen en leuk op zo'n schaal. Ik heb nog wel een hortensia gekocht voor op het balkon en geniet er volop van. Hopelijk kunnen jullie snel weer op de fiets. Fijn weekend, lieve groet Willy

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Ja, ze stonden heel mooi in die schaal, al zijn het eigenlijk geen snijbloemen maar voor enkele dagen gaat het goed.
      Geniet van jullie hortensia op het balkon, ze zijn dankbaar.
      Ja, gisteren hard gelachen toen onze iPhone géén regen meldde voor hele dag èn avond. Dus wij op de pedalen en onze langere route van bijna 36 km begonnen. Ging zalig bij 33 graden Celsius, totdat het ineens begon te regenen! Voelde best lekker en ik was zowat droog bij thuiskomst. Pieter niet, die heeft zijn katoenen t-shirt uitgedaan en opgerold in de fietstas, was té zwaar geworden.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes, with all the rain the colors are very deep and intense this year!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Me encantan las hortensias. Son unas plantas preciosas.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Sí, florecen tan prolíficos y son hermosos y gratificantes durante todo el verano.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Yes they are exceptional this year!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Mophead is easy to find in Portugal but this hydrangea with tiny flowers I've never seen yet. They are very beautiful flowers.
    xoxo

    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Guess the Mophead is the most common variety but we got some special ones years back.
      They are lovely indeed.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Gorgeous colours Mariette. I haven't as yet tried to grow hydrangeas, not sure if our summers are a bit too hot. Might try it this year though, nothing to lose and everything to gain 😉

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Thank you and these are indeed special beauties.
      Your summers are not too hot as you live at a latitude of 31.57 versus we at 32.54.
      Even in Indonesia we did have an entire center lane of Hydrangeas on the entrance road to the office.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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