Thanks to Anglea at cottage magpie who published her adorable Color: Pink post and challenged fellow bloggers to join in with photos of all things 'pink'. I'm a little late joining in but I started this post a couple of days ago and never could get back to it.
When I first thought of participating I instantly knew I would go to my garden archives for photos. Pink is a color I use for accent in my plantings. Inside my home it is all about reds, khakis and greens- no pinks.
Take a look through my parade of pink and think of me wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day and love for all things most special to you!
In honor of Valentine's Day I'll start out the parade with a couple of my beloved heart- shaped caladium photos. Above is the variety Carolyn Wharton from July of 2007. Below is pulled from the archives of summer 2003 -- a mass planting of Florida Sweetheart .
Florida Sweetheart are a shorter growing variety of caladium that have done well for me in years past. I have ordered more for this year even though for some reason I haven't planted them for the past couple. So many varieties... so many choices.
Speaking of archives this little one I'm pretty certain was born with pink on from head to toe. My one and only granddaughter is now 5 the above photo is from 2005. She did then and still loves to find the pathways in Mimi's garden. We call her our little princess of pink.
The common annual impatiens balsamia do extremely well in my shady garden and performs for me like a perennial blooming all year long. The pink ones above I planted in November are still blooming great for me today in my front yard.
Cone flower from last fall.
Pink rain lilies
Mandevilla from last summer.
Now that I've pulled out all the pinks from my digital folders these Begonia are looking more peachy but I've always considered them a blush pink. The blooms above from a 2006 photo but this very plant continues to show off its dainty blossoms.