Tuesday, August 2, 2011

In the pink

Pink is not my favorite color, but I do like me some pink flowers.

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An unknown rose..it may have had a name..I would have called it Pink Perfection if I were in charge of naming roses.

Sunday I saw this flower bed.  Perfection! This was my favorite planting.

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It had some huge grass in the middle..Prince Pennisteum, then Sparkler Rose Cleome with a border of Alyssum the one called Snow Crystals and a Sundial Fuchsia Moss Rose. Just the Alyssum and the Moss Roses would make a striking border if you had a small area to plant.  ( Note to my daughter Jen..this would work in your little bed by the back step.)

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Here is a better photo of that grass.  Perhaps when the grass goes to seed it will look better. 

I like Cleome..especially the variety Sparkler..it doesn’t get as tall as the regular Cleome.   Planted in mass it is impressive…my photograph taken in full sun doesn’t do it justice.  I had a blast walking around taking photos, so many flowers ..so little time:)

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20 comments:

  1. Very pretty pinks and I love that rose!

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  2. That border would work almost anywhere, it is so pretty. I myself am a fan of pink. :-)

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  3. Pretty in pink ! The gardens are lovely .I like all kinds of colors lol ! Nice photos ! Have a good day !

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  4. Pink happens to be my favorite color and that was so pretty!

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  5. One of the reasons I enjoy your blog is the knowledge you share with your readers. I appreciate it very much. I love flowers and am often frustrated when I don't know what I'm looking at. Thank you for naming names.

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  6. The grass looks like it is hiding. But the alyssum and moss rose rings encircling the cleome is very eye catching! Indeed!

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  7. I do love cleome, both for the distinctness of the flower and for the height. Last year, the plants I bought never grew.

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  8. I think Prince Pennisetum is the wrong grass for that bed, although the rest of the bed is really lovely. A tall variegated (white and green) grass that might have looked better, although once 'Prince' blooms it will look quite striking.
    I grew Cleome last year for the first time, and tried to put it in the flower bouquets. It had some wicked thorns though:(

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  9. These garden pictures are soo good. Gives me ideas! I think I'd like to go to that garden.

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  10. Walking around, you can always find something more to photograph...

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  11. I have to check out Cleome. Thank you.

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  12. It is a great planting. It definitely is not in my yard.

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  13. Very nice flower bed that for sure.
    p.s There was a wedding going on there in June when we were there. We even stopped and watched a bit. Dubuque Iowa also has a wonderful arboreteum and does wedding as well. :)

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  14. REally like what you're doing with this series where you show flower beds at their peak.

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  15. Never seems like you have enough time to do the things that you enjoy! I happen to love the color pink! Not my favorite but still like it.

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  16. So pretty! Wish I had some roses but mine all died.

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  17. I'm big on Clemome I do so love them. And I forgot to plant any this year...sigh.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  18. I've been thinking about planting cleome, and I'm glad to know about the shorter variety. Thanks!

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