Canadian Gardens, Gardening

Pinkie Swear

I swear: it seemed to happen all of a sudden.


Everywhere. Pink phlox, pink anemones, pink sweet pea — pink, pink, pink.

Morning glories in a deep pink, almost red, are now more numerous than the blues….

Blog Photo - Pink Morning Glory

A late pink clematis

Blog Photo - Late pink clematis solo

Blog Photo - Late pink clematis

An early spring clematis that sends out a few tiny blooms in late summer…

Blog Photo - Pink Reblooming Clematis

And a pink surprise — Β self seeded in the concrete step

Blog Photo - Snapdragon Reborn in Concrete

… an unexpected reminder of last summer’s pink snapdragons…

Blog Photo - Snapdragon reborn CU

… that grew in a container nearby.

Blog Photo - Potted plants - one pot

Whatever your colours, I hope your garden is doing well.

45 thoughts on “Pinkie Swear”

  1. Thats a title that took me back! We have lots of shades of orange here and hardly any pink but love your self sown snap dragon, they are such jolly plants.

  2. Like Julie, my garden is oranges and yellow at this time of the year and the cannas are really putting on a show with this hot weather!!

    1. Nah, Gail. It’s time for the reds, yellows and oranges. Which is why I am so surprised at all these late season pinks. I coulda sworn that pinks happened in my garden only in spring. But what do I know?

    1. Know what? I never bought the pink MG seeds. But in that spot of the garden, lovely mutants tend develop — maybe also recessive genes at work? White or pink forget-me-nots; a Chinese forget-me-not that I never planted; A two toned yellow and pink hollyhock, and now this pink MG. I only ever planted the blue-purple ones, never pinks, and never this almost reddish-pink colour.

  3. All of these are beautiful!!! I especially love the morning glories because they took me back to my childhood when I saw an enormous amount of them. I’ve always been in awe of their deep beauty. Thanks for sharing, Cynthia! Your beautiful and awesome posts always help make my day brighter! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. I don’t think I have a single pink flower! Well, I have some hydrangeas that are turning that dusty rose color they get in fall. I go for bright saturated colors in the garden!

  5. Pinks – a gentle balm for the soul, a kindness before the reds and yellows and oranges of fall take over. Thank you. I love being able to glimpse the many colours of your garden.

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