Jul 23, 2010

Summer Pinks...

It's time once again for Pink Saturday,
and my favorite pinks this time of the year
are in the garden...
So... off we go

(click photos to enlarge)

Sweet Verbena up against a rusty bed frame,
I like the contrast of flowers and rust :-)


The Queen Elizabeth Rose hedge I planted is starting to bloom
even though they are only a couple feet tall.
The Queen Elisabeth on the patio is nine feet tall!
I can't wait till the hedge is that tall!


Another rose from the hedge...
They were both so pretty
 I thought I would share both:-)


Here come the Fox Gloves...


The Fox Glove up close,
the hairs on the throat are amazing!


One of the White Hollyhocks
 I shared with you a few days ago.

Today I thought we would look up close
at the pink streaked center,
Do you see all that pollen?


and the Pink Hollyhocks,
Tall and cheery by the gazebo.

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Thanks for joining me today!

33 comments:

meemsnyc said...

Those foxgloves are so pretty!

Seaside Rose Creations said...

So pretty! You cam create greeting cards out of the photos! LOL
Happy PS
Roselle

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Bella, your flowers are lovely; especially your pink roses! Love pink roses! Happy Pinks to you and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Olga said...

Beautiful pink flowers for Pink Saturday! I love the verbena picture; those flowers are so sweet. I also like your fox gloves

Laura said...

What beautiful flowers and photos.
Have a great weekend,

Laura
White Spray Paint

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Great pictures from perfect flowers; the hollyhocks up close with their pollen is amazing!
As always such a joy for the eye and a perfect day's ending...
Have a great weekend and enjoy all your garden's beauty!

Greetings from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Bella, You have some very beautiful flowers in your garden, and I especially love your gorgeous roses. And too, the lovely Fox Glove....I planted a few in my landscaping about 3 or so weeks ago, and one plant has it's blooms, a pretty soft purple :) I'm thinking of planting a few more next spring, as I really love the flowers they have.

Have a great weekend, and a Happy Pink Saturday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Victorian1885 said...

Love..Love ..Love the Foxglove! Happy PINK weekend Bella!

Wanda

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh, those a so beautiful. Love the pink roses. Have a wonderful weekend.

debbie said...

DEAR BELLA,
BEAUTIFUL, STUNNING, PRETTY, DELIGHTFUL...EVERY WORD I CAN THINK OF DESCRIBES YOUR STUNNING QUEEN ELIZABETH ROSES AND I LOVE YOUR HOLLYHOCKS...THEY ARE THE ONE THING I SEEM TO BE UNABLE TO GROW AND IT IS THE ONE THING I WANT THE MOST. MOTHER ALWAYS HAS HOLLYHOCKS AND EVERY TIME I SEE A HOLLYHOCK I THINK ABOUT HOW SHE ALWAYS MADE ME HOLLYHOCK DOLLS.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

BEAR's Mom said...

Happy Pink Saturday...
I've never seen anything like your foxgloves...they are stunning...
have a great weekend...
~victoria~

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful photos, everything looks so healthy and happy-enjoy!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Bella,
All so pretty!!
HPS!!

Debbie

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, and there is your beautiful porch!

Thank you, Bella, for signing up to be a follower. I've, actually been a follower of yours for a while, now, but have been remaining a shy wallflower.

The porch on Rose Arbour is, indeed, wondrous! It truly is another room. It's very sheltered and very much outdoors. The gingerbread spindles and flowers make it very fair. Although you can't see it, it does follow the whole front of the porch and, then, wrap around with a little gazebo effect at the corner. Coming from California, I didn't know what the "front porch" was all about. Now, I'm a believer. The first year, we had Queen Elizabeth roses on the arbour but, it's too shady and the winters, too hard. I'm so glad to see yours - all of your garden photos have been glorious this season!

Love, Katy Noelle

Cabin and Cottage said...

Good morning Bella! You garden must give you a natural high. It must be such a pleasure to stroll out and see what's opened up every day! You posted your pink hollyhocks and I'm going to have to come back to see them because my FIREFOX server drops a lot of pictures on my PC--crazy! So I'll go back in with INTERNET EXPLORER! But foxgloves are one of my long time fantasy flowers from all my childhood storybooks! They seemed so exotic to me! Are they fussy to grow? I love them in Pink! Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden again! JQ

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Pink and Pretty :)
Hugs from Håkan

French Country Cottage said...

Your flowers are Gorgeous!! I love the pinks!
It might be time to add a few more things to the garden after seeing your beautiful plants!
Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog! New follower here!

Lavender Cottage said...

Beautiful pinks Bella and every time you show your hollyhocks I'm thinking about them for next year. So many times I've seen them covered with rust and it put me off but now I'm having a change of heart. Too bad we can't exchange seeds across the border.
I finally went to a garage sale listed in the paper a couple of streets over but no Victorian inspiration there - everything was Ikea and modern. :-)
Judith

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your photos!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs
Charo

NanaDiana said...

How beautiful! The Queen Elizabeth roses are absolutely beautiful I left my roses at my last house and don't have any at this house yet...I do miss them. Thanks for sharing yours with me!

I am officially signing up as a follower..thought I did before but guess I got lost in BlogLand somewhere along the way. Diana

Pink Bunny said...

I love all the flowers! Glad I may have inspired you to finish your crazy quilt. Thanks so much for the warm welcome to Pink Saturday.

Valerie Bothell

rustandruffles said...

Hi Bella,
Stunningly beautiful pinks from your garden!
Happy PS!
xojanis

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Bella, Your garden is looking beautiful as always. I luv the holly hocks and the fox glove....Julian

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, those are just gorgeous! I'm going to go back a look at them again!!! I wanted to thank you for stopping by my first pink Saturday post, and for your sweet comments. Happy Pink Saturday~~~ Daphne

Princesa Nadie said...

Happy Pink Saturday...Your flowers are lovely,I never feel bored watching flowers...I would be all day watching them
Love

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Yes... Verbenen - Oh... Bella... lovely... I love this flowers... and your gardenpictures are so greatful.... A dram for my eyes.. Love Susi

Marydon said...

Ohhh, Bella, such perfection of pretties in your gardens ... I so enjoyed your tour. May we do this again soon?

Have a lovely PINK weekend ~
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Bella,

What beautiful flowers! They look like happy faces. ♥

Happy PiNk,
Stephanie ♥

Debbie said...

What refreshing photos. I'm so glad I stopped in.Just returned home from work...and this really perked me up. Thank you Bella.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Veronica said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Your photos are beautiful. Thanks for stopping by blog. I used to live in Olympia!
~Veronica~

Dawn said...

Oh how beautiful, I love the climers so pretty and you take such good photos too I can almost smell them thanks for sharing

love Dawn xx

Couture de Papier said...

I love that Pink Cake ..pssst my Bday is next Friday!!
Happy Pink Saturday,thank you for your 'Pink Inspiration'.

A Write Life said...

Happy belated Pink Saturday. Lovely pics.