Sunday, July 6, 2014

My hydrangea tree in full bloom!

Hi friends!  A couple of posts ago I shared photos of my hydrangeas and my new hydrangea tree - see that post here.  I promised to share photos when my tree was in full bloom.  Take a look - it was planted 11 weeks ago - I'm thrilled with how well it's doing!

Friday, July 4, 2014

4th of July!

Enjoy a safe and happy holiday!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A quick update on my hydrangeas

Hi friends & Happy Father's Day to the dads and granddads!

Below are pictures taken today to update you on my hydrangeas and my new hydrangea tree (planted 8 weeks ago).

You can't tell in this photo, but my hydrangea tree has tons of tiny blooms - I'll share more when the blooms are full!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

It's that hydrangea time of year!

Hi friends!  Gosh, I haven't done a post since Easter - time flies when you're having fun...!  If you've been hanging out here at Southern Charm Cottage long you know how I love my hydrangea shrubs.  I have two areas in my backyard devoted to hydrangeas.  And about 4 weeks ago I decided to try a hydrangea tree!  I never knew hydrangea trees existed until our recent trip to Natchez, MS.  See my post on Natchez here.

This is from my first section of hydrangea shrubs - planted 2-3 years ago:

This is from my second section - planted just last year:

And here is my hydrangea tree at week 4.  It came looking like dead sticks so I'm pretty thrilled with this progress!

Follow me on Instagram @sacullum and search #hydrangeatree to see weeks 1 thru 4 and more to come on my hydrangea tree!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Natchez, Mississippi!

Just returned from a lovely visit to Natchez, MS - it was a birthday trip for my mom!  We arrived at the very end of the Spring Pilgrimage and were able to tour a couple of the gorgeous, history-filled Antebellum homes.  

We stayed at a B&B which I think must be one of the best choices in town - The Burn.  The grounds were just stunning.  We could not get over the size of the Camellias and Azaleas - they just don't get that tall here at home.  We also loved seeing the Dogwoods.

Enjoy these pictures of our trip:

Street view of The Burn B&B

Drive up to The Burn

Rear view of The Burn

In the back yard of The Burn - Wisteria

Camellias & Azaleas - front yard of The Burn 

Pink Dogwood - front of The Burn