Grandma Barb’s This and That

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I thought today would be a good day to harvest my hydrangeas.  I found this old rusty thingy on the curb.  I guess it is used for hanging bird feeders on.  But I thought it could have other uses too, like hanging pots or for drying my hydrangeas.

So I got busy and cut the nicest, biggest blooms.  I tied 4 together in a bunch and did 5 bunches.

 Don't you just love this old string holder.

And here they are hanging in all their glory

I bet you can't guess what I'm doing here.

I'm harvesting moss.  I have a lot of moss growing on the north side of my garage.  Last year I cut some and used in flower arrangements and on top of  the soil in potted plants.

And here is my crop this year.

I hope you are all having a good week.  Until next time.


I'm linking up to Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer


Jim said...

How interesting.
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Raindrops and Daisies said...

Love the green hydrangeas
they look amazing.

What a good idea to hang them like that.


andrea@townandprairie said...

Ooooo the moss idea is neat! I wish I was as good with indoors plant life as I am with outdoor plants. Is that old hook from a purple martin bird house set? andrea @ townandprairie

Patrick's Garden said...

I'm loving your hydrangea tree. Makes a beautiful feature by itself.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I'm all for drying hydrangeas! Don't you love the fresh green colour, particularly when it's all wintry outside!

Anonymous said...

That is awesome,this is great way to dry Hydrangeas,and that is one cool old string thingy.