“In the Pink”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Since I wrote yesterday about the pink cashmere bouquet in the side garden, I thought I would continue in the “pink” theme and show a few other plants that are now blooming there. One of my favorites that is blooming right now is the pink vitex tree.
This is only the third summer that this small tree has been in the garden, but it is growing nicely. (I do have the more common purple variety about thirty feet away from this pink one, but the purple flowers have not opened yet.) I love the soft pink color of the flowers which offers a nice contrast to the nearby dark foliage of the lorepetlum shrubs. This is also near the Blushing Knockout and Caldwell pink roses, and that placement helps repeat the pink color.
Another pink flowering perennial a little farther down is the crinum. Every year it gets bigger and puts out more flower stalks. The flower clusters look like small amaryllis blooms. There must be a dozen or more stalks already this year.
And, of course, there are the hydrangeas. The oak leaf hydrangeas are already a deep pink, and the mophead hydrangeas have just started showing their pink color.
Just one of these large mophead hydrangea flowers would make a wonderful bridesmaid’s bouquet don’t you think?
There are still a few more of the pink-toned flowers yet to bloom in this area, and lest you think that everything is pink, I’ll be posting soon about the lavender and purple flowers that are interspersed to break up the pink. But, for now, the pink garden is certainly coming into its own.