Pink Saturday Blooms - October 17, 2020

"Anything Goes" Pink Saturday

"Anything Goes" is my favorite theme!

"Pink" is in the garden more than I knew.  I was thinking just the cosmos, which featured in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day just a few days ago, but I found more pinks!  

The cosmos are the stand-outs though. If you think once you've seen one Candy Stripe blossom you've seen them all, you're wrong!  Every day a new pattern of stripes opens, and I love them all!

 It wasn't until I saw the photo enlarged I spied the little crab spider down in the left-hand corner!
 

 
On the other hand, this guy and his bee lunch were easy to find while I was taking close-ups of the cosmos!
  One less honey bee...

The ornery morning glories decided to bring out their unusual colors as soon as I started tearing them out.  Now I need to leave them so they can self-seed these beauties...


There's a reason I call this my Toss Garden!  These four o'clocks began life at some point this past season as tossed seeds.  The plants are in no way nearly as big as those in raised beds, but this soil is not amended or tilled, and is pretty hard stuff so I'm happy to get even these. 



Pink's  never been my favorite, I was never a "girly-girl" pink loving girl, but in the garden pink is really nice, and breaks up my yellow bloomers overload. 




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  1. Wonderful PINK at your gorgeous garden! Best wishes!

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  2. I enjoy reading your expressions, some of which are totally apt but I'm not heard before. You use 'amended' but this side of the ocean we would use 'improved'. I like amended because describes a change. Sometimes I add grit and in face 'impoverish' the soil to suit a plants needs. I get the thing about pink too! Lovely cosmos.

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    1. Yes, I have some fun learning "new" words too! Like our zucchini has more than one word for it there.

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  3. On the other hand I love to wear pink, see pink flowers, and envision pink for comfort and joy. Your flowers are so refreshing to see. Visiting you at Anything Pink where I shared Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Warm regards, Nancy Andres @ Colors 4 Health

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    1. My daughter has always loved pink, from childhood through her mid-20s. My oldest son liked it because it was the color of pigs, and he loved pigs! He was upset his kindergarten hat was blue instead of pink! Of course, that was a long time ago, and I doubt they do the "boy" and "girl" color thing anymore.

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  4. I'm once again admiring your cosmos after another year of failure with them. I did have one finally take off and it is completely white! Not my favorite. But it's a nice big plant. Next year for sure! Those four o'clocks should be back next year, bigger. They make tubers that seem to survive here. I planted Salmon Sunset years ago and now can't get rid of them. Some grow 5 feet tall!

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    1. The four o'clocks in the Toss Garden will be left alone. I pull out the ones in the vegetable beds. They volunteer by the dozens. Salmon Sunset looks fabulous! Save me some seeds, please!

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    2. Ok, you want all 10 million ha ha! I'll gather some tomorrow. There is supposed to be a frost on Wednesday so that'll shut things down, too bad. I have some really pretty Dahlias going nuts right now.

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    1. Thanks! The cosmos are incredible right now.

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