Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In The Pink For ‘Blooming Tuesday’

Today is Blooming Tuesday sponsored by Jean
over at  “Ms. Green Thumb” and it is my first time to
join in.
There are a lot of things in bloom now so I thought
it would be fun to join the fun with Jean and the other
great gardeners. Since I am at a loss for words today this
will be a perfect time to show some blooms without
my boring everyone to death.

As I was going around the garden beds taking some
pictures I noticed that I had a lot of pinks.
The pinks were not a planned color but they do seem
to end up in my flowerbeds.
I seem to run toward the royal colors in the garden of
purples, reds, pinks and blues.


Achillea ‘Cerise’

I love yarrows in the garden so I have several colors of it
and keep adding more as new varieties are available.
It seems I have three colors of pink yarrow which look
similar and may well be the same with the names changed.



Achillea ‘Richard Nelson’


Hydrangea ‘Alpen Glow’

This hydrangea is just so beautiful and the picture does
not do  justice to the deep rose pink that it blooms in.



Dianthus ‘Antique Rose’


Crownvetch Groundcover
I did not see the little spider on the bloom of the Crownvetch
until I uploaded the pictures. So it was a little surprise thrown in.



Echinacea ‘Double Decker’
This Echinacea is suppose to have pink petals growing
upwards from the middle of the cone but last year it lost its
double deck and looks like the regular variety of coneflower



Echinacea ‘Razzmatazz’



Old Fashioned Pink Hollyhock
I am not crazy about this pink color but seeds will be saved
for Kylee over at  “Our Little Acre” if the deer can resist them.



Unknown Lily

This lily was suppose to be a peach colored ‘Windsor
Castle’ lily and I planted it in my orange and peach bed.
I think it is a mislabeled lily because it is far from being
peach. It seems I have the worst luck at getting mislabeled
plants. LOL! Anyone know what it may be???



Monarda Pink
This Bee balm has grown so tall this year and is in its
second year. I am looking forward to seeing it leap next year.



Climbing Rose ‘New Dawn’

This rose is winding down now with only a few blooms left.



Fragaria ‘Lipstick’ Ornamental Strawberry

This ornamental strawberry plant is getting runners now
and I am going to try to anchor the runners to take root.
It has had a few tiny berries also.



Salvia ‘Rose Queen’


Verbena Burgundy White Eyes


Side Flowerbed with Lambs Ear, Bee Balm
Astilbe, Evening Primrose and Hydrangea.

Happy Gardening Everyone!!




Becca's Dirt said...

Lona everything is beautiful. I am in love with your Razzmatazz. I love hollyhocks and the color of yours is so soft. Mine haven't bloomed and they may not.

(Did you get my email address? I cannot email you unless I use outlook which I don't. email me and I'll send you my address.)

Have a good day. Becca

Brooke (CreativeCountryMom) said...

Oh my what a lovely treat
you gave us today. I
certainly enjoyed my visit!

Liz said...

Hi Lona,

Wonderful flowers, so much in bloom - I especially enjoy looking at your Yarrow, I've always had bad luck with this but a very cheap specimen I bought last year has grown considerably this year and I'm so happy!

Roses and Lilacs said...

You have so many beautiful blooms today. Love the monarda and Razzmatazz. I have several yarrows too and love them. I have to remember to cut some of the yellow to dry.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Your garden looks so pretty. I find that I have a lot of pink blooming here too. I really love that Daylily, it does seem you get a lot of mislabeled plants. Last year I had a few double flowers on my Double Decker, but nothing like the pictures. Mine won't bloom for awhile, but it'll be interesting to see what they do.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Lona, I also seem to have a lot of pink in my garden, mostly pink roses. I almost have to force myself to include other colors.


Balisha said...

Such beautiful flowers. You must love walking in your yard.

madcobug said...

All of them are beautiful.Helen

Jean said...

Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! It's always great to meet new gardeners and their bloomers. I tend to go for alot of pink and purple too. Your photos and your blooms are just lovely. Jean

Bonnie said...

WOW, what a gorgeous garden!

Anonymous said...

Lona, at a loss for words? I hope you're feeling okay. :)

I can't tell you what the lily is but it looks like a daylily of some kind. A very nice one too since so many of them lean towards the oranges. Looks great with the Achillea. I love the bonus-spider on the crown vetch.

I think we have the plant breeders to blame when plants revert to their former state. Apparently they didn't leave it in the test gardens long enough. ($$$$) Still, it's a pretty echinacea. Razzmatazz is a beaut! Your garden is so much farther along than mine. We never see Echinaceas before July--usually the middle of July.

My favorite of all your beauties, can you guess? It's the Monarda. I love the pink tone in both the close up shot and in the garden. No surprise there, right? :)

Jeannie B. said...

Pretty pinks but New Dawn always steals the show for me!

Heather Bell said...

Lona - love all the pink and purples in your garden....the rassmatazz is amazing. In my opinion, these hybrids sometimes look unnatural, but this one is gorgeous.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Such beautiful blooms, as always. I am quite taken with your little dianthus, and will keep my eyes open for it. :)

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

Pretty in Pink! Your photography is so beautiful, Lona!

JOE TODD said...

My blooming favorite Burgundy White Eyes
Did you feel the EarthQuake?? They are saying some in central Ohio did

Anonymous said...

LOVE, love, love that pink monarda Lona. I'm headed to the greenhouse tomorrow to see if I can find some! All the pink is great with me. It's all gorgeous too.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Perfectly pink, it all looks so good.

I grew Monardia from seed last year, but the silly thing keeps getting mildew. I wanted to grow the pink, but mine are red.

Yours however are gorgeous.


keewee said...

I am finally catching up on reading my favorite blogs. I love all your pink flowers.I have a double hollyhock which is similar in color to yours.

VW said...

I keep looking at yarrows in the Bluestone Perennials catalog but haven't bought any yet. Yours are lovely! I'll find a place for some eventually, I'm sure!

Noelle said...

All of your blooms are just beautiful. I love your Achillea, but of course, your Hydrangea are my favorite :-)