Flowery Friday.

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We held a retirement celebration for a co-worker this past week and in honour of her adoration of bright colours (especially pink!), we were all encouraged to wear something pink. Big fail for me – I don’t own a single item of clothing in any shade of pink.

Considering that it is my least favourite colour when it comes to my wardrobe, my garden seems to have an abundance of pink – including this beautiful Saponaria ocymoides (rock soapwort), which has got to be one of the most reliable, tough, and rewarding plants I’ve ever grown.  I’m hoping now that the weather has cooled down somewhat, there will be a second flush of blooms.  The heat stress my plants have been under has meant that there hasn’t been much for flowers for about a month now – the plants have just been standing still, trying to wait it out.

What colours dominate your wardrobe and your garden?  Are you passionate for pink?

Celebrating Canada Day!

Whoohoo!  Canada turns 145 glorious years old today!  To celebrate, I’ve assembled a little compilation of “red and white” flowery photos….

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis

Dianthus (unknown cv.) 

 Henry Hudson rose (Photo credit:  R. Normandeau)

Hope for Humanity rose (Photo credit:  R. Normandeau) 

Red Charm peony

Peony (unknown cv.) 

Cuthbert Grant rose

Soapwort  

Winnipeg Parks rose (Photo credit:  R. Normandeau) 

And, for anyone interested in Canada’s provincial and territorial flowers, check out this website for some great information!