You may recall that I bought three marked down hydrangeas at Walmart this summer. I am happy to report that all three are doing well.
These will only get about 2.5 feet tall at maturity and 3 feet wide. I like this one best. They call it blue, but it's really purple.
What I really want hydrangeas for is to dry them. I love the big puffy heads in winter arrangements, wreaths, or even on a Christmas tree. I hope my plants produce more flowers next year.
This poor plant is not faring nearly as well. I forget to go out there and water it. It's now toast. That's OK. In about a month I will be getting rid of them all anyway.
I've been busy all week. So far I have had no time to read, but I did cut off the long duster jacket. I like it much better 7 inches shorter. I have also completed two sides of the 'Roses are Red, Borders are Blue' binding. I am doing it by hand--no more machine binding for me. It should be on my bed by next Monday. I spent two nights working outside and tonight I baked a cake.
I have been staying up later than usual for over a week now because I am hooked on the political convention speeches. Last week I was glued to the tube until close to midnight with Hill, Bill and Barack. Last night I had to stay awake to find out about Governor Palin. Tonight I simply must see what McCain will say to keep the new found campaign flames burning. I am glad this is the last speech because I need my sleep! Five a.m. comes quickly when you stay up until midnight.
Have you all been watching these speeches? I love to watch and listen to a good speaker and they are all masters of the art.
Well, now I must go and watch Bill O'Reilly as he is airing an interview with Obama from earlier today.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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