The garden is humming with somber beauty right now. We were hungry for a little garden joy and figured you are too, so we took photos of the details to share with you. With those photos, we also put together some tips on how to identify the most common hydrangeas in the winter. If you already know which ones you have, scroll to the bottom to see what we made with their dried flowers.
Make your own floral paper with dried hydrangeas (and other flowers).
I am all in when it comes to gardening. Almost every part of the experience delights me – new leaves emerging in spring, pollinators buzzing in summer, birds devouring berries in fall, and the somber beauty of seed heads in winter. Thanks to a background in horticulture and gardening my own clay-filled, flowery USDA zone 5b plot, I’ve learned plenty of practical things as well. I like sharing these joys and lessons with my fellow gardeners and soon-to-be gardeners any way I can.