I'm talking about the wild and delicate Queen Anne's lace
And the sophisticated and bold hydrangea.
Opposites attract, right? These two are a match made in Heaven!!
I went to cut a frothy armload of the Queen Anne's today. (By the way, I went back behind an old warehouse where I just know a bush hog was going to come mow in a matter of days, so please don't have me arrested for pilfering protected wildflowers!!) And I made a most delightful discovery. Did you ever notice how the large disc of the Queen Anne's is made up of miniscule discs that are an exact replica of the whole? Just one more delightful observation that makes me stand in awe of this delicate flower's Creator.
And how about the magic of the hydrangea, that depending on what you feed it you can make it blue, purple or pink???
Now, at this point, I should be showing you this "match made in Heaven" in a gorgeous arrangement of the two on my dining room table. But there is one problem with that. I do not have a hydrangea bush, and I just know the covenants and restrictions of my subdivision do not allow me to surreptitiously snip, snip, snip a couple of coveted blooms from my neighbor's heavily weighted plant. I will remedy this next year!!
So, instead, I plunked my Queen-Anne's-stolen-from-behind-the-warehouse blooms in mason jars and tied them up with dreamy hydrangea-blue organza.
My tribute to the beautiful summer blend of lace and the blue hydrangea.