Annabelle

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Of all of the varieties of hydrangeas planted on my property, this one is definitely in the running for my all-time favorite — Annabelle, a gorgeous lace-cap that grows these huge balls of white lace.  Some are more than a foot across, and they grow so large that oftentimes the stems can’t hold them and they all flop onto the ground.  They are one of the best hydrangeas to cut, too; I love to cut them at different stages of bloom, because they start out almost a lime-green, and then slowly turn to white, so by cutting a variety of blooms, I get this beautiful range of green to white blossoms.

This is the view from my front porch chair, where I sit and knit on hot afternoons:

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One comment on “Annabelle

  1. lovely….

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