In the Pink!

September 10, 2009

Cosmos with visitor

Cosmos with visitor

As summer nears it’s end, I find myself wandering the garden taking in as much as I possibly can to sustain my memories during the winter months, just around the corner.

Pink Veronica

Pink Veronica

Breathing in the fragrance and gazing at the surrounding color, imprinting the lovliness into my soul.  I’m already planning for next year as I go through, eyeing the changes I’d like to make, which plants will be moved to a new location and what new plants I need to buy to fill in empty spots.

Osteospermum

Osteospermum

I think I’ll go buy those new plants now!  The Le Tour des Plants is coming up, September 12 through 20th.  It’s put on by the Oregon Association of Nurseries and last year I had so much fun and brought home so many bargains that I cannot wait until Saturday to go nursery hopping!

Yarrow

Yarrow

While I go back to planning my shopping list, I leave you with the current blooming PINKS from my garden.  Pink because that’s the mood I’m in when shopping for plants.  In the PINK, even though I hope to find more blue flowering plants, something with reddish foliage and I need lots of shade loving plants, whether pink, red, purple or yellow!  I need groundcovers for the sunny and shady sides of my garden, but nothing invasive as I’ve done my share of digging out invasives!

Oriental lily

Oriental lily

What I’d love to find are tallish shrubs and smallish trees that can withstand dense shade.  I want to build a natural fence using plant material, but so far most of what I’ve tried fails to thrive along my densely shaded zone 5 border.   I’d love to hear your suggestions of what can grow under fir trees.  I have a Japanese maple that’s doing well, two varieties of Ilex, an Elderberry, a couple of Ribes, and a Mountain Laurel, that are growing ever so slowly.

Gaura with Sedum

Gaura with Sedum

I have Rhodies fronting this area with plenty of Hostas, Ferns, Brunnera,  Epimediums, Lily of the Valley, Columbines, Arum, and Asaram.   I have Astilbes and Astrantias, Heuchera’s, Tiarellas and Heucherellas.  Pulmoneria and Bergenia, Rodgersia and Spiderworts.

Sedum

Sedum

I have lots of other tiny plants that will eventually fill in, varieties of Saxifragia, grasses on the smallish side, little vines and evergreen groundcovers.

Poor Man's Orchid

Poor Man's Orchid

What I really need is a large backdrop to block out my neighbor’s property and dense enough that the deer will look for a way around instead of through it.  Suggestions anyone?

Pink Turtlehead

Pink Turtlehead

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time…….

Phlox, Poor Man's Orchid, Black Eyed Susan, Pink Butterfly bush

Phlox, Poor Man's Orchid, Black Eyed Susan, Pink Butterfly bush

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9 Responses to “In the Pink!”

  1. Holly Says:

    Poor Man’s Orchid is a new one to me! And, I’m not a fan of pink….although it’s restful and cooling in the garden.

    Not sure what it is about the color that somehow doesn’t wow me….lots of people are mad for it! I’m sure it says something about me…perhaps I don’t want to know.


  2. LOL, Holly not everyone has to like pink – if you don’t buy any it leaves more pink for ME to buy! You can keep the oranges…well except a few to add sparks here & there.

  3. Mary Delle Says:

    Gotta love all that pink. Wonderful photos.

  4. lynnsgarden Says:

    Hi Linda! I adore the color pink! I have a blooming agastache now that’s pinky/purple…really beautiful. Your list of plants sounds awesome. This is a good time too to find end of year sales for shrubs so good luck with your search. The first photo of cosmo and bee…WOW! Thanks for visiting 😉
    Lynn

  5. Candace Says:

    I love the bee shot! And such a variety of pinks from subtle to vivid. Just don’t get “in the red” going crazy for pink!

  6. Tatyana Says:

    Beautiful pinks! It was time when I prefered reds, but my taste changed. Your shots are great, clear and bright.


  7. I love pink. And red. Blue, too! Purple and yellow are close seconds! Thanks so much for your comments everyone, I truly appreciate them!

  8. Kate Says:

    What fabulous flowers. I’ll have to add a few of them to my wish list. 🙂


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