It’s fairly well-known that I like pink. I always have. Long before I associated it with being a “girly” color. To me, it has always been a very aesthetically-pleasing color. In fact, I tend to shy away from the more garishly-girly versions of it these days.
But even then, there’s still plenty of pink around me at any given moment. Even in my yard.
I love this little geranium in the coveted front-door plant stand spot. It’s so cheery and welcoming. And it almost always has a bloom or two on it.
When I wrote about my Geraniums a couple of weeks ago, I didn’t include this one, because it wasn’t blooming at the time. I bought it to be a companion plant with the darker variegated geranium. Sadly, now that this one is blooming, the other one isn’t. Hopefully I can get them to bloom together eventually.
My stock that I bought as part of my incentive to keep going to my Spanish class which I subsequently dropped (but I kept the flowers!) are blooming like crazy. The flowers look a little haggard by the sun and some bug attention, but they’re very popular with the bees and butterflies.
I got some of this pink sourgrass at the farmers market years and years ago. I planted it in the tiny bed beside the garage at our other house, and it made a huge mound of lovely pink flowers every year. I have some in the ground here, but they weren’t looking very photogenic this morning. I have kept these in a pot because I’m not sure where I want to put them eventually.
I got this pink flowering maple as a gift from a friend when we moved in here two years ago. I just love how it seems to give me never-ending flowers all year long. And the ants love it because it attracts so many aphids.
My current favorite pink flower, though, is my little single rose. I bought this at the plant sale at the county fair over the summer. Pretty much immediately, it stopped blooming. Once I put it in the front flower bed, I diligently dead-headed it. I was afraid that maybe it had stopped blooming for the year, but when we came home from our weekend trip, I found several little buds on it, one of which opened up today!