Shades of Pink in the Garden

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I don’t know what color is most beautiful to you in the garden, but to me, without a shadow of a doubt, that color is PINK!  I just adore the loveliness of all the different shades of pink dominating my gardens.  I also plant flowers in soft yellows, blues or whites to harmonize with the pinks.  However, I never use orange flowers, and only have one red flower variety:  ruby red double Knock-Out roses because they can withstand this Southern humidity so much better than my other roses can.

I haven’t posted about my garden since Spring when my bleeding hearts, daffodils, azaleas, and iris were in bloom, so I felt that it was long overdue to ‘take a walk in my gardens’!  So come along and see what bloomed this summer on the acreage!

One of my David Austen roses

Simple Vinca . . . it’s the ONLY flower that the deer don’t eat in my garden!

A David Austen old-fashioned rose bud

Another David Austen rose variety trailing in the arbor that hubby built for me.
Pink yarrow next to the gardenia with a fairy visiting!

A glorious close-up of Sunrise/Sunset Echinacea

More clusters of pink yarrow

One of my brilliant pink daylilies

And finally, a fluttering butterfly that is naturally attracted to Ruby Echinacea!  
Wasn’t he/she nice for sitting still long enough for this camera amateur to take a photo?
I hope that you have a beautiful day . . .
and that you can get outside and smell some fresh flowers!

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Comments

  1. I’m not really a big fan of pink, except with flowers. And ties.

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  2. Beautiful! I’m a big fan of pink also. Unfortunately, I have neglected my garden terribly this summer. It’s just so hot to get out there and work.

  3. Beautiful Roz.Thanks for sharing your garden with us.

  4. These are beautiful Roz, I like your garden very much. I also plant echinacea, but I don’t really get a visitor (butterfly) yet.

  5. I love pink a in the garden but sadly not in Italy in August, the pink has long since gone from our garden. So it was a real treat to view these this evening.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous Roz. My echinacea has been gone for a couple of months. I miss it – it’s one of my favorites.

    The close-ups are fabulous, especially of the butterfly.
    Sam

  7. the day lily is beautiful! And how you captured the butterfly..lovely!

  8. Gorgeous! The butterfly photo is perfect. Such a beautiful garden – I love pinks in the garden too.

  9. Absolutely breath taking are you a professional photographer? wow~

  10. Hey there,

    I’m your newest follower from the New Friend Fridays Blog Hop.

    I would love it if you came by for a visit sometime.

    Thanks so much,

    Marie

    The Things We Find Inside

  11. I’m with you on pink flowers. Of course, pink is also my favorite color on anything! Your roses are gorgeous and your other flowers are lovely, too. Thanks for sharing. Susan

  12. Roz, these are such lovely photos. I particularly love the butterfly shot.
    My roses are slowing down a bit, now. Just lovely!

  13. I love pink, too =)

    You’re so sweet for sharing these images from your garden… You made my Sunday :)

    xxx

  14. Thank you so much for the comment and follow. I LOVE your blog… it’s beautiful! (I LOVE butterflies!!) I also love your recipes. I will most definitely be following you now! :)

  15. I love the pictures! Beautiful flowers!
    I am a new follower!!
    Pegsplay
    matternu@gmail.com

  16. Stopping by from LBS :) . Thank you for providing pictures of your gorgeous flowers. Pink is such a happy color and I know that your garden must be bursting with warm and positive energy. Great blog!

  17. stopping by from LBS! Thanks so much for providing pictures of your gorgeous flowers. Pink is such a happy color and I’m sure your garden must be bursting with warm and positive energy. Great blog!

  18. Following you! Would love a follow back!

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  19. Wow, your beautiful sunrise/sunset flower lives up to it’s name!

  20. Your pinks are lovely. My garden is on its last legs so I have to get my pleasures from such as yours. By the way, I’m going to try your Italian Cream Cake as it is one of my favorite desserts.

  21. Simply Beautiful!!

  22. A beautiful posting.
    The David Austen rose on the the arbor is my favourite amongst the many gorgeous blooms you shared.
    x Felicity

  23. What gorgeous photos. Thank you for sharing them with us. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  24. Wow, what gorgeous pics!

  25. Great photos.

  26. What a gorgeous post! I just love all the pink. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and becoming a follower – it gave me the chance to discover your beautiful blog, which I am now following. Such a lovely place you have here! I’m so glad I found you. I’m off to look around some more. :)

  27. Beautiful post…A stunning garden and such lovely photos :)

  28. I wish I have green thumbs… lovely flowers…

    The Peach Kitchen
    peach and things
    blowing peachkisses

  29. Hi Roz!
    I honestly feel like I have died and gone to HEAVEN over here on your beautiful blog!
    Your recipes sound SCRUMPTIOUS!
    Some of the very recipes I’ve been needing to!
    I think I might have to come spend an entire day over here!
    Delighted to meet you!
    I’m Teresa!
    Bainbridge Island WA!
    And the BLOOMS are lovely~lovely~lovely!
    xo

  30. Great pics!
    You just got a new follower via gfc and trailing tuesdays! Yipee, excited to read your post via google reader! Hope you can follow me back at http://www.threejewelsinmycrown.blogspot.com

  31. Great pictures. Love the butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Such a beautiful post.

    So sorry to be visiting so late. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  33. it’s a sad truth that i don’t know the first thing about flowers. well, i guess i know the first thing–i can at least tell between, say, a rose and a tulip, but you know what i mean. regardless, i still know when something’s beautiful, and these are that! i resisted liking pink for the longest time, but now i’m a full-fledged fan. :)

  34. Those roses are gorgeous. I can’t grow anything to save my life, but orange and purples are always favorites to look at.

  35. Beautiful flowers and gorgeous pictures!!

  36. Hello Roz,
    Thank you for joining in on Fresh-Cut Friday. We will be doing it again on the first of October. :)

    These are wonderful pictures! :)
    ~Liz

    P.S. I added your button on to my sidebar. Thank you so much for adding mine to yours I really appreciate it!

  37. Oh my goodness, these are beautiful photos. I love your blog. I’m following from FOLLOW FRIDAY 40 and OVER. Hope you can come on over and visit me.

    http://www.jamfiescreations1.blogspot.com

    Mary O

  38. Hi there, I’m so glad that I’ve found you via Java’s blog hop! I virtually “married the mob” 22 years ago when I married my husband who was born to Italian post war immigrants to Australia, and raised as a very traditional Italian.
    I’ll be bookmarking you to visit more, and am following you on twitter.
    Cate :-)

  39. You’ve certainly taken some beautiful photos for an “amatuer”!

    I’m dropping by from the Over 40 Follow Friday.

    http://www.ScreamingMimiBlog.com

    Mimi

  40. Pink is one of my favorite colors – and what lovely photos! Your recipes look amazing as well. My husband and I made our first visit to Italy (Turin) in March. We were absolutely in love with the food! I’m your newest follower from Follow Friday 40 and Over!
    http://RaisingFigureSkaters.com

  41. My goodness, what a beautiful blog
    you have!! It’s jaw dropping!
    Congratulations!

  42. Hi, Roz, stopping by from Java’s Follow Friday. I just love your flower photos, and the food, well, it’s just glorious! How have you lost 4# so quickly? Even though it’s mild where I live (the NW), I needed to see some summer! Thank you. Going to link up with your hop. blessings, k

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