Friday, August 27, 2010

End of Summer Pinks for Fertilizer Friday

I am not the gardener who decides that I should have a pink area or a white area.   I just plop a plant in the flower bed wherever I have room or I think it might look nice there.   At the moment I seem to have a bevy of unplanned pink in the garden.    When I planted the cosmos I did not give any idea that the pink of the cosmos would go with the buddleia 'Miss Ruby' but wow I really like this combination.



I was given this Rose of Sharon by my husband's Uncle a couple of years ago and it sat in a pot for the longest time until I decided where to put it.    I planted it in 2009 and this year it put out its first blooms.   It is a mauve-pink.   I have seen the hummingbirds in it this week.  That is a nice bonus to the pretty blooms.

I could not leave you without showing you what I learned quite by accident on photoscape.  I sit here and push all the buttons to see what happens.   I really do need to get a life.   Anyway, this is a picture of the perennial sweet pea in a cube.  Thanks for stopping by my blog for Fertilizer Friday with TOOTSIETIME.   I hope you will look at the other wonderful entries posted.    Happy Gardening.  Valerie

10 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

My blooms are fading away too. Time for seed gathering. Enjoy the weekend.

Beth said...

Valerie, I love the sweet pea in the cube! I've never seen that effect before. Your first photo with the cosmos and butterfly bush is just gorgeous. What a nice garden you have, up there in the "sandbox." Do you amend your sandy soil? Or is it good as is? We have clay and we do compost which helps. With clay, it holds the moisture which can be both good and not so good. Enjoyed your post today Valerie.

Beth

cindy said...

beautiful flowers!

Take care-
Cindy

Debbie said...

For just plopping flowers you sure do a great job. I too, am a plopper and it works for me, sometimes they look great together sometimes not so much then I mix things up a bit.

Darla said...

Great combo in the first photo. I can't wait until my David looks like this and some others I seen around. My Althea, Rose of Sharon has been nonstop this year. Love the cube photo!!

Karen said...

The pink photo is gorgeous! I'm a flower plopper too and rarely plan much in the garden. We have very sandy soil too, which I love.

I know what you mean about Photoscape, I've been playing around with that program too, but I never saw the cube effect......now you've given me something else to put off housework with, ha!

Have a great weekend!

A Garden of Threads said...

Sometimes the best displays come by accident, love the cosmos with the butterfly bush. Yay! on the the cube. Enjoy the weekend. Jen

Alea said...

Your flowers are beautiful! Love the special effects too!

scottweberpdx said...

Nice photos...I do find that I adore pink anymore...and cosmos are pretty much my favorite annual, so delicate yet easy-to-grow!

Georgianna said...

Wow, I love the cosmos with the buddleia, too! I have failed on many of these perennials, so enjoy seeing yours. Although, our Rose of Sharon is doing very well. Wishing you a lovely Sunday, Valerie! – g