Whites and Pinks

Just whites and pinks today...


...with a little bit of creative liberty on the definitions of both colors.


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Is feverfew white or yellow? Whatever you call it, that sea of tiny daisies is so nice!


Yucca blooms are white, or maybe cream if you look closely?


And the green santolina blooms are definitely leaning toward cream, or perhaps even a pale yellow?


My tallest allium bloom looks like it will be white:


I thought it was going to be purple?

The Queen of the Prairie though is starting to pink up:


Can I tell you how excited I am about that?

Lacecap hydrangeas are my favorite, even though I only have one of them ('Lady in Red'):



Although I have multiple specimens.

I now have many multiples of Verbena bonariensis, as it has reseeded nicely around the place:



I suppose you wouldn't call that "pink" though. More lavender perhaps?

And this little allium surprised me and made me feel better:


That must be 'Red Mohican', which I thought had already bloomed in a mostly white and disappointing way. I wonder what those other ones were then? Oh, they were 'Silver Spring'!  This is certainly 'Red Mohican', and I can't wait to see how its bloom matures!


Whites and pinks can also describe 1) my clothing or 2) my skin in this heatwave we're having. I'll let you decide which is what color. Glad to see the mid-90's will go away in a couple of days, although they'll be replaced by the high 90's. Good thing I'll take any excuse to put off mowing the lawn another day or two.

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Mark and Gaz  – (June 13, 2016 at 10:20 AM)  

Yucca blooms, my favourite of the white lot!

Emily Khan  – (June 13, 2016 at 10:56 AM)  

Your "Red Mohican" is really pretty at this stage! I find that white flowers are among the hardest to use in the garden--when the whites don't match, one of them always ends up looking grubby.

outlawgardener  – (June 13, 2016 at 1:04 PM)  

White makes the hottest day seem a little cooler. You've got some nice examples and beautiful pinks too!

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (June 13, 2016 at 8:28 PM)  

Great to know Verbena bonariensis is hardy for you. One of my faves.

Alan  – (June 14, 2016 at 5:22 AM)  

Mark/Gaz: They are pretty wonderful aren't they?

Emily: especially when they start going a bit brown. White shows off the decline more sharply than other colors.

Gerhard: Not all of them come back, depending on where they're sited. Many grow from seed.

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