Happy Pink Saturday! I'm honored that you decided to drop by for a visit today, thanks so much for stopping at Heart and Home!
I'm joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.
Go check out her pretty pinks when you're done here!
The hydrangeas are just starting to bloom out on the side deck.
I've never been very lucky with these plants, and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Whatever the case, the few blossoms that are starting to open on this plant make me very happy!
Inside, I've got some pretty alstroemerias that have a hint of pink on their petals.
They seem so graceful and delicate,
although they are very hardy and last a long time as a cut flower.
On the back deck, the new fuchsia is busting out with blooms all over the place!
Double, deep pink blossoms swing in the breeze, and attract the hummingbirds.
I love my little spot of paradise - my deck gardens bring me so much joy!
Over the years I've had to adjust my expectations of an old-fashioned country rose garden,
and instead I plant anything that will survive long, shady mornings,
hot, full sun in the afternoons, and brisk ocean breezes on most days.
It's tricky, but after almost 11 years living here, I think I've finally gotten the hang of it!
I'm eagerly anticipating the first blossom on this fuchsia, seen here last year. I love the pale, pale pink double blossoms, they remind me of a dancer's tutu!
Did you turn fuchsia flowers into dancing ballerinas when you were little?
I did, and I remember getting in so much trouble for pulling the blossoms off my mother's cherished plants!
Don't you just love how much pleasure and happiness a simple grocery store bunch of flowers can bring to your home? I always pop a bunch into my cart before I leave the store, and rarely go without flowers in the house. If I can't find any I like, I'll cut branches and bring in clippings from outside.
Nature is wonderfully abundant around here, another reason I love our spot on the redwood coast.
Until next time,
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