Ashamedly In The Pink

It’s mid-July, and the rate of growth in the garden is quite astounding. The left-hand border, which was only created in April, has gone berserk. And contrary to my previous assertions on this blog that I don’t like pink, in any way at all, a disturbing development has occurred – there is a lot of pink in my garden. This is not the cutesy, pretty, delicate kind of pink, either. We’re talking shocking, in-your-face, you-can’t-pretend-this-isn’t-pink pink. I’m mildly ashamed, and slightly confused. Just take a look at the disturbing evidence of my garden’s overt fall into pink disgrace, as shown below.

Lewisia
Lewisia bringing a shocking splash of colour to the front of the border.
Monarda
Monarda ‘Mowhawk’ (Bergamot)
Monarda
Close up of the stunning hot pink Monarda ‘Mowhawk’ (Bergamot)
Salvia
Salvia x sylvestris ‘Rose Queen’
Pittosporum
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Elizabeth’
Rose
David Austin Rose ‘Princess Anne’
Rose
David Austin rose ‘Darcey Bussell’

 

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