Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Spring Things - Pink and Purple Flower Passion
Here in upstate New York, we are in what I would call "late spring". We had a hot May, and it gave a big kick in the posteriors (so to speak) of just about every flowering plant. We've been through much of spring flowering in an accelerated three weeks, but things have calmed down a little.
I got to thinking, today, just how many pink or purple flowers I have on my property. I must be passionate about those colors! Here is a sample.
Yesterday, in fact,I bought a new columbine. For this "blue and white Origami", it was love at first sight. But blue flowers are rarely blue - many times they are purple. This one is no exception. The blue/purple is there (in the exterior petals) if you look carefully.
I make up several hanging baskets each spring. I love petunias, and I love this combination.
Finally, here's one of my rhododendrons.
It's spring, the time of new beginnings. Perhaps I'll share some more photos on Thursday.