Saturday, July 30, 2011

Out my kitchen window.....

I'm one of those people that likes a theme... for a party... for a room.. or even for my flower beds.  Some of my beds are purples and whites, some happy yellow complete with sunflowers, some are even plain white. 

The one out my kitchen window, is pink.  At this time of year it is really at it's best.  It almost makes dishes enjoyable.... almost.

This year I added my garden gate to the group and planted sweet peas to climb up.  Unlike my sweet peas in my veggie garden, these are just for enjoying, not cutting.

The pink ones are the palest of pinks with a bit of darker pink.  Of course, they smell fantastic!

The hanging baskets are full of the prettiest calibrochia or million bells that I've found.  The darker pink almost looks star like.  And the baskets are overflowing.

A little pink bicopa is so dainty looking.

And these heirloom hollyhocks.  They do fantastic year after year.  No rust spots even!  These came from my mom's garden and have been there since my great grandma's days.  An heirloom in every sense of the word.

They get so tall... to the edge of the gutter... that I have to stack them with 6 foot bamboo poles.

And of course, the star of the show, my Bonica rose.  It just blooms forever and is the prettiest pale pink.  This is the first year I've cut them to bring inside.

Thanks for stopping by my pink garden....

Thanks for stopping by to enjoy my view!  Happy weekend all!

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  1. Loved my visit and seeing all the love flowers you have. They are gorgeous and my favorite thing.

  2. The hollyhocks are my favorite! So old fashioned!

  3. I think the prettiest flowers should always be planted directly outside the kitchen window. You are lucky to have such loveliness right outside yours.

  4. Definitely "Pretty in Pink"!
    Have a great weekend.

  5. Your flowers and gardens are lovely ! Have a great day !

  6. YOur pink garden is lovely and the pink sweet pea is so delicate, it reminds me of tissue. The heirloom from your grandmothers garden must give you the greatest of joy everytime it blooms. Thanks for showing us around.

  7. Your window view is so lovely. With a view like that washing dishes would be a much sweeter job!

  8. I am not a gardener. I have a black thumb, therefore I always admire others works of art. And that's what this is. A work of art. It's gorgeous. My stepdaughter in CT is also an avid gardener with a knack for landscaping big areas. I miss summers at her house taking it all in. So peaceful and relaxing isn't it?

  9. So pretty Chris and I love that the hollyhocks are a family plant. I'll do dishes at your place any time! : )


  10. your garden is beautiful! sweet peas have always been one of my favorites!

  11. I love a pink view too - and those sweet peas are so very pretty.

  12. Just gorgeous...I love pink gardens and yours is stunning.

    blessings Kelsie

  13. Chris your flowers are so gorgeous!! It is so sweltering here we are having a hard time keeping anything alive!!


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  14. What a lovely wonderful to have gardens! Thanks for sharing your kitchen window view~

  15. I love your pink garden! Those hollyhocks really are something special. :)

  16. Can't wait to come home and see everything this weekend!


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