I ONLY KNOW OF one gardener (a non-blogger) who has an affinity (okay obsession) for pink flowers like I do. Well, actually two because my friend Mindy Northrop, who is a blogger is also a fan. But she is far less compulsive, a more universal, equal-opportunity gardener. See for yourself on her awesome blog. She lives in Portland, near my old haunt in fact. She's enormously talented.
Anyway, as I scrolled through the photos I chose for this post, I realized once again how crazy I am for pink shades. Have a look see...
|I love the little "wishie" in the middle of these Coreopsis.|
I'm pretty sure it planted itself there to celebrate the forthcoming Perseid meteor shower this weekend,
|For all Succulent-lovers in the audience, I present this unnamed Kalanchoe. |
$4 at Rite-Aid. The pot is from a recent trip to Goodwill. Sweet combo!
Notice the pink edges.
|My Grevillea rosmarinifolia is putting forth an un-seasonal bloom.|
It's in my front yard. I hope the dear are color blind.
|I love hardy fuchsias! Partnered with this pot of Dianthus and a carpet of Pulmonaria,|
what's not to love?
|It's a Dahlia, dahling. A little stuffy, yes... but lovable too.|
|Dahlia partnered with Kale 'Lacinata' and the white rose I can't identify|
because I'm not anywhere near my plant tags.
|I love how Hydrangea serrata 'Preziosa' after prancing all over the spectrum, |
eventually morphs into my favorite shade.
|Earlier in the season, I bought two species Impatiens (I. rothii, I think). The one above was losing leaves|
so I stopped watering it. Voila, look at it now!
|Here is the other Impatiens. I am going attempt to winter it over.|
Wish me luck.
|A few weeks ago, while in Salem for the Art Festival with gal pals|
Connie and Annie, I found another nice Clemmy: Clematis integrifolia.
|This tri-colored Oxalis is another early-season purchase from Fry Road. |
It was a wee plug and now look at it. Just so you know, I snip off the
garish yellow flowers. It's good therapy.
|This is my 'Frost Proof' hardy Gardenia. A week before this photo was taken it had 13 blooms!|
On warm evenings, the fragrance is heavenly.
|'Cityline Paris' Hydrangea looks better than ever this year. Next month,|
when the water bill comes, we'll be eating crumbs.
|This is a scented Geranium. The purported fragrance is "hazelnut."|
While I'm not sure about that, I am in love with the pink flowers.
|One of my Ornamental Oreganos if nearing its bee-loving end.|
Check out the intricate design of the bracts.
|After the rare sighting of a Malope seed packet last spring, this is the result. |
It's an annual that I will allow to go to seed.
|'Little Joe' 'taint so little. But he sure is handsome.|
Now that we've wrapped up or pink flora photos, I'd like to present a few non-pink fauna ones.
|Rarely am I able to capture wildlife with my camera and while this photo is far from|
perfect, it gives you all an idea of what's been slithering through my garden beds.
This last photo is violent. Please be warned!
|The reason I KILL crab spiders! They eat my beloved honey and bumblebees!|
|Evil, murderous creatures. Poor honeybee was minding his own business and wham!|
Why, oh why must it be so? Totally pisses me off!
Okay. Thanks for letting me vent.