Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pink Flowers in Abundance at Heart and Home


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,
XO
Heidi

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15 comments:

Sonia said...

Heidi,

I love all your pink bloomers!! Hydrangeas have got to be one of my all time favorite flowers and even with all the hail mine have bloomed. Your pinks are gorgeous!

Miss Bloomers

Riet said...

Hi Heidi. Ypur pink flowers are beautiful. This is such a beautiful time of the year with all the colours in nature. Happy [pink Saturday

Atelier de Charo said...

Pinks blooms, beautiful!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs
Charo

Claudia said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I am a huge alstromeria fan. They are so beautiful and I love how long they last. Flowers can be expensive, so I like mine to last a while!

xo
Claudia

Gypsy Heart said...

Love flowers ~ all kinds, colors! Thanks so much for sharing the beauty around your home.

xoxo
Pat

zandra said...

Came from the where bloggers create party. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

nannykim said...

So pretty! my hydrangeas have done well this year! Happy Pink at.

Tracy F. said...

Heidi, I love all your pink flowers. I agree with you about always having fresh flowers in the house. There's something that seems very special about that. Happy Pnk Saturday!

Lori E said...

I have just started growing some hydrangeas here. Four different ones. I hope they bloom.
By the way Alostromeria is very pretty but it will take over a garden bed like a bad weed sending many underground runners. Pushes out everything in its way.

Lottie said...

The flowers on your deck are beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!
I have enjoyed your blog this morning.

Lottie

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Gorgeous flower photos! Love your new look!
Brenda

sarah said...

funny how flowers can make us smile.....these are really pretty

someplace in thyme said...

Oh so many beautiful blooms this week. I can remember popping the fushias when I was small. Made my mom so mad. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Gorgeous flowers!

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