Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pink and Heart Day

Angela at Cottage Magpie has challenged us to think pink for Valentine's Day. So these are my PINKS.

This is the "corner " in Dragonfly Corner, at the crossroads of Main and Olive. My pink cone flowers which are doing a good job of reseeding themselves and filling in have given me several new starts. I have put them in other beds, adding yet more plants that take little care. And my standby Wave petunias. I love the way they cascade over the sides of the planter and never have to be dead headed or become spindly.
This is a climbing rose..the name long ago lost! It grows up and along our back deck, but also through it. As vigilant(not!) as I am in keeping it trained, it sends runners up through the seating. I don't have the heart to cut it back when it is blooming. And there is enough seating that we can share!

I love lilies of any kind, and have several daylilies and Asian types. But I swear this is one I don't remember planting. The first year it came up it was just a stalk with leaves--no flowers. The next year, I think there was one or maybe two. Now it is full and the flowers are enormous. Since I can't remember planting it, I have no idea of it's name.

It just showed up on year in with my Rudbeckia! I love the thought that Mother Nature decided I needed a focal point!

I do have a lovely Queen Elizabeth rose. She is ever faithful and gives me such great blooms. And she is such a delicate pink, but alas, I can't find her picture! So From all my "Pinks"
Happy Valentine's Day!!!


Brianna said...

I love lilies, too! Yours are lovely.


Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie

Poppi loves pink.....I must show her your blog next time she visits. I will try and find out the name of your Lily and get back sometime. I have lots in my garden, the smell is wonderful and attracts all sorts of insects.
Happy blogging......

Cheryl said...

Hi Beckie
Looked thru my Lily book and could not find one exactly like yours. Could it be one of the star gazers? It looks a bit cosmic, doesn't it.

beckie said...

Cheryl, I think it could be of that family. I thought it was til I saw my cousin's and her is just brighter somehow. I did get a journal today so that I can keep better track of what I plant and where. Thanks for looking!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beckie, your pinks are wonderful. Have your ever entertained the thought that maybe a friend might have planted that lily in your garden?? I have done such a deed to my friend Pat. :) She was so surprised to find the little iris I planted in her garden. She just couldn't remember when she planted it. tee hee... Happy Valentines Day to you too.

beckie said...

Lisa, I accused several, but no one fessed up. It surely must have been that though. I'd hate to think I was getting dotey in my old age!