Absolutely beautiful!! I love hydrangeas! I do not have a green thumb - for some reason - my hydrangeas flourish in the Spring. It must have been a wonderful trip - the lavender had to have smelled lovely!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Laura
Hi Laura, yes, the trip has been fantastic. Looking forward to seeing what Hobart has in stall for us. Love Chris
These are sooo beautiful!!! I can't even imagine the fragrances! Thank you for sharing these.
Thanks Jan, I do wish you could smell the Lavender it's just beautiful. Love Chris
Those photos really cheered me up and that bee was the frosting on the cake!
Thanks Penny, yes, he was a huge one. I can't get over the size of the bumble bees down here. We just get ordinary bees at home in Newcastle. Love Chris
Gorgeous. My Hydrangeas look pitiful right now. Can't wait for them to bloom again. Continue to enjoy your visit.
Thanks Angie, mine are in full bloom, so we are lucky to have them flowering, but they must love the climate down here as they are enormous. Love Chris
I'm so glad you are enjoying yourself and thankful you are sharing such beautiful pictures. I like to use lavender essential oil in my diffuser at night to help me sleep.
Yes, that's a great idea for an infuser. Our Amy has one and I'm sure she has Lavender oil in amongst her essential oils. Love Chris
So beautiful I only wish they had smell a vision where I could take in the lovely Lavender aroma... I love Lavender! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!
Thanks Suzanna, yes, I do too. The smell is so very subtle. Love Chris
Gorgeous, Chris... What a treat for you that you are able to travel and eat out! I love lavender and hydrangeas...I have both growing in both front yard and back yard... Enjoy your holiday!
Thanks Kim, it's been a wonderful trip and tomorrow we are off to the Capital city of Tasmania - Hobart. They have amazing markets at Salamanca not far from our motel. Can't wait to visit. There are so many places of interest in Hobart.
I've got Pink Hydrangeas out in a little boxed area in my back garden and for years had Lavender out on the front garden bed, but they went woody looking, so I pulled them up. Love Chris
Chris thanks for the pictures. Enjoy your holiday. I think many of us would love a holiday being in my third lockdown so I’m enjoying yours via your pictures. Fields of lavender are so fragrant. The hydrangeas are lovely, I have a small one in my garden. Different soils produce the colours. In my last garden I had two, I had grown them from cuttings from the same bush, they were on opposite sides of the garden, one flowered blue, a very vivid blue and the other a lovely red. Keep enjoying yourselves and we here will enjoy your pictures
Hi Caroline, it's amazing how they have different colours and all in the same bush. Trevor bought me one a few years ago and it's pink! I don't have anything pink, don't even wear the colour, unless it's in a multi coloured top.
I think I need to add some acidity to my soil.
I just found this on the internet - "Generally speaking, acidic soil, with a pH lower than 6.0, yields blue or lavender-blue hydrangea blooms. Alkaline soil, with a pH above 7.0, promotes pinks and reds. With a pH between 6 and 7, the blooms turn purple or bluish-pink. To lower your pH, add garden sulphur or aluminium sulphate to your soil." Love Chris
Love seeing all your photos and reading about your travels. The hydrangeas are gorgeous! I have one in the back but not as big as this one. I planted one on each end of my back porch. The one on the north end is the one that lived. I planted twice on the south end but no luck, just won’t grow there. I would have loved the lavender fields. Have fun for all of us and glad to know y’all are taking precautions.
ps. I looked back after hitting submit. My big toe was the color of the hydrangea, blue purple, when I got in the tub. it is cold here!
Thanks Toogie, I would love the cold. I'm a winter person, I'm not a fan of our summers here in Australia. Fortunately today it was cooler about 20C, the past few days have been in the high 20's, 30's.
I was just reading Sandie's post and she and her husband have got the Corona virus against all odds of being so careful. It's such an insidious disease.
As I'm writing this answer it's 9.10 Wednesday evening and it's raining outside our bedroom window. You can smell the rain, which I love. Love Chris