Monday, July 14, 2008

Perfectly Pink

Pink in July? It sounds like too soft and delicate of a color for the searing heat and harsh sunlight of mid-summer, but most of the pinks in my garden are strong and vibrant. Those that are a bit lighter add an illusion of coolness that is most welcome.

Above: poppy mallow, Callirhoe involucrata
Below: purple prairie clover, Dalea purpureum

Below: purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea
Below: pink Maltese cross, Lychnis spp.
Below: culinary leek, Allium spp.


Allison said...

My leek is getting ready to bloom too! Can't wait for you to see it!

jocelyn said...

Leek blossoms last a very long time---I'm sure it will still be looking goood in early August...