Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Accidental Planters...and More Pinks


Thanks to the generous volunteers around here this year, two old planters look pretty good in spite of my benign neglect. The dianthus carried over from last year, the heuchera just showed up, and the spirea also appeared from either layering or seeds? Maybe this is the secret to nice planters...let them hang around parts of the garden you like and see what pops up?




And meanwhile, the lively parade of flowers in shades of pink keeps marching on by. I am concerned this clematis trellis could topple over soon. The astilbe were much too brief, basically fried by last weeks heat wave. And the yarrow (alchillea) are nearly in bloom in a rainbow of colors--although the pink is often first to open.

Funny thing is, in the studio, I've been rediscovering my love of all shades teal and turquoise almost in spite of these pink gardens.

7 comments:

Alterity Art said...

Your gardens are doing so great! We have been getting so much rain (which isn't that bad), but along with rain comes the northeast clouds that hang around forever, and my veggies and flowers just are not getting enough sun. Growth is stunted, roses are riddled with black spot and the rust is out of control on my black hollyhocks! Enjoy your beautiful gardens...maybe next year, we will actually get a summer!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Lovely gardens! I'm not a fan of pink, but any color flowers look nice when they are done well. myqualityday.blogspot.com

PJ said...

beautiful gardens!

Brandy said...

All your flowers look so wonderful. All the shades of pinks & the different sizes and shapes. Wonderful.

Split Rock Ranch said...

Teal and turquoise are some of my favorite colors, too. And your garden is absolutely Pretty in Pink!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Your garden is tantalizing with the plethora of perfect pinks.

WillOaks Studio said...

I'm so happy to see so much feed back and so many comments on my garden photos--you're just encouraging me, y'know?! But that's OK...there's much more to come!! Thanks to everyone for checking in! Karen

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