I quite often set up theme days in the Alberta Gardening Facebook group I administer (especially during the winter, when we’re all suffering from cabin fever!). This morning, for some Valentine’s Day fun, I requested that everyone list their favourite red, pink, and white garden flowers/veggies/fruit. I thought I’d do it here, too, and compare answers. So far, they’ve posted amazing photos of petunias, daylilies, tomatoes, onions, raspberries, roses, poppies, tigridia, dahlias, peonies, and painted daisies…and they’re still at it.
I’ll start us off. Next to sweet peas, roses are my very favourite flower, and I’m especially fond of the hardy roses that withstand our crazy cold climate and look pretty marvelous doing it. The Explorer series is one example…and you have to admit these rich red double flowers of the beautiful shrub rose ‘Champlain’ are quite stunning. (If you’re ever in the small town of Pincher Creek, in southern Alberta, you’ll see this rose featured in the Lebel Mansion rose garden, maintained by the Oldman River Rose Society).
What are your favourite red, pink, and white garden flowers (or vegetables or fruit)? Please feel free to link up to photos on your blog, Instagram, whatever – show us the plants that you love! ♥
For red, I’d say ‘Couleur Cardinal’ tulips. Also ‘Sally Holmes’ roses, which counts for both white and pink.
I wasn’t familiar with ‘Sally Holmes’ so I searched for photos – absolutely lovely. I can see why you like them.
Oh my – I have too many favorites – I will have to think about it Sheryl 🙂
Actually, I recently bought an Anthurian plant with heart shaped flowers. There are pictures of it on my Galentine’s Day Cocoa Bar recipe(s) I recently posted 🙂
My goodness, I don’t know what is more delightful – your beautiful new plant or that scrumptious spread! How about both? WOW!
Right now my red salvias are blooming which is perfect for Valentines.
Ideal timing! And such lovely plants!
Voor mij zijn dat de bloedrode camelia’s die bloeienj in februrari
I can’t answer that. I would say that rhododendrons is my favorite for all three, red, white and pink, but really, I have no favorite flower. Rhododendrons do not fit every application.
No, perhaps not…but they are certainly beautiful.