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Coloring: Pink and White (mostly).


By Raquel


Gardening for me in a way is a very emotional experience. The choosing, the planting and just seeing my flowers bloom makes me very hapy, in general terms. When I choose the colors that I want it is also a very subjective experience. Last year I was very attracted to deep purples and reds, and the beginning of the year saw this trend continue. But with a difficult, hot summer in which many of my plants died (all the geraniums except the scnted-leaved ones, AGAIN), I decided not to re-plant much until the weather broke. It took awhile (this is Houston), but finally at the end of October I decided that I should repot soem of the bare pots that I had lying around. What surprised me a bit was when I started choosing colors, I went for whites and pinks, and generally lighter colors all together:
Here is a picture of my new petunia pot:

Even the Indian corn I chose as a door decoration for Fall has lighter colors, slate blue and light yellow:

The pink-polka dot plant which always comes back is also in on the color scheme:

These vincas make for a nice contrast, they are a very light pink Cora mix I planted last year, and a bright red one I added this year:

I still like reds, as you can see, but since I have a hard time deciding which colors to choose (I like them all!) I have surprised myself by choosing a variety, like in this newly planted dianthus, which has one red, one orangey red, two pink and one white-pink plant:

With the pansies I indulged my love of purples and blues, but I also included russets and a white pansy as well (to my surprise, because I tend not to like yellow) a yellow pansy:

I have continued this mixing of colors in some snapdragons I bought last weekend, which I must plant today or tomorrow, they are all different shades of red: from deep red to pink to fuchshia and white. But I still don’t have a picture of them yet.

I love Fall and I am glad it’s here! I wait all year in Houston for the weather to cool down a bit. Hope you’re enjoying yours!

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Looks like a whole rainbow to me... Lol.
... and enjoy the fall in TX ..:o)

5 Nov, 2010


Nice colours. I like the dianthus

5 Nov, 2010


Well, yes, TT but the lighter pinks and colors do predominate
Thanks Hywel, the dianthus is one of my favorites too! They've growm a lot, I've got to post new pictures.

6 Nov, 2010

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