Well February is here, and it’s looking a little dreary outside. The snow has once again melted and when I look out my office window all I see is a lot of gray and brown with a bit of dull green thrown in. So to liven things up until spring arrives I’ve decided to post some colour this month in memory of the season past.
Today’s color is pink, from vivacious to soft, pink can run the gambit from almost purple to almost red. Named after the flowers called pinks (Dianthus), it seemed a great choice to start.
Pink is not just a color, it’s an attitude. ~Author Unknown
Deep pink blooms of Bergenia.
Spring just isn't complete without some pink tulips.
Magnolia 'Susan' bloom.
Peonies provide an array of pink blooms from the soft pink of Cheddar Charm....
to the deeper pink of Gay Paree.
Soft pink blooms of Kolwitzia amidst a sea of green.
Invincibelle Spirit (a new pink blooming version of Annabelle Hydrangea) amidst other pink bloomers in the garden.
Geranium macrorrhizum in bloom.
Gotta love the variety in shades you can get from mixed annuals.
Contrasting colour from this asiatic lily, one of the few to survive the rabbits and deer.
I love the softer shades of pink from mass planted hydrangeas in the fall.
And how can you talk pink in the garden without including echinacea.
These zinnias bloom in dramatic pink from mid-summer to frost.
One of my favourite shrubs, Neon Flash Spirea.
Of course the softer pink of Shirobana amidst the white blooms is a close runner up.
Bring some different colour into fall with pink berries from Marlene Snowberry.
And while I don't have many roses left, I'll finish off with the beautiful small blooms of my climbing rose Rosa Angela.