Here is some Friday cheer for you. I don’t generally like hydrangeas in my own garden seeing as how they hang onto the dried up flowers for so long and riddle me with keep-up guilt. But, I stuck a couple in my empty front flower bed (empty, as in dirt) just before hosting my beautiful cousin’s bridal shower a few years ago. It was a desperate attempt to make the house look like we had actually moved in and I was looking for some temporary filler. I couldn’t be more thrilled that my temporary filler has earned a permanent place in the garden. It produces these substantial blooms throughout the summer and into the fall. No, I won’t be ripping these plants out – they are my absolute favorite. I love their creamy white and fresh green and the blooms are so huge. Unfortunately, I didn’t read the label on the container and I have no idea what their variety might be. Nevertheless, I have major love for them. On my mantle, above my stove, and in my bathroom.