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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Color Pink

Here it is...fall and my garden is still full of pinks. As I step out my door, I see my little garden on the right just bursting with pink blooms...with shades of purple here and there. For some reason, I am always drawn to the color pink in my garden.

With all the fall colors right now, my garden seems out of sync. The trees and shrubs around my house are the shades of fall. Reds, russet, a little orange, and different shades of brown.....but still, here is this garden just bloomin' away.
I don't bring this color into my home. There are no pinks in the house. I seldom wear the color of pink, but here it is in my garden. I don't use pink in my artwork. I'm not even crazy about cotton candy. When I go to a nursery...I invariably head for the pinks. Am I in a pink rut in my garden?
I guess I'll just let my love of pink take over my garden. It's the color I associate with joy.

This month was breast cancer awareness month.In honor of that I found this poem that I would like to share. It was written by Anne Silver

Persephone's Bloom


I buy myself pink tulips
to celebrate my long winter being over,
wear a pink ribbon on my lapel-
a stripe crossed, like my friends' fingers.
Pink is about luck, the softening of red
with a taste of white. Not aspirin white,
but white of vanilla, hand-milled oatmeal soap,
the white surrounding a yolk.
My young niece used to say,
"Auntie, there's something refreshing about pink,"
having discovered that pink is a sanctuary,
a clearing in the woods where flowers break hard ground.
Lovely uncut bouquets connected to each other at the root.

If you haven't already done this...please get your mammogram.
Balisha

8 comments:

Marydon said...

The poem is perfect, your garden is gorgeous ... ours garden is still lush, no frost yet.

Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Margie's Musings said...

I've never been one for pink, Balisha. The last mammogram I had..several years ago, they hurt me terribly. I've never been back.

Barbee' said...

There is a lot of pink here, too. Most of it was already here when we moved in. I love it. Your flowers are still so pretty. Seems to me blossoms are always brightest and prettiest in the cooler weather just before winter's freezes come down on them. I love the time between smothering heat and freezing cold.

Jean said...

Your garden still looks good. Mine has been through a drought and things are rather dry at this time. My encore azaleas are blooming but that's about it. I have a red/orange called Autumn Blaze and a PINK ones that I have not a clue what they are as I bought them on sale last fall. I love blue flowers in the garden. Hooked totally!

Zoey said...

Your pink garden is very pretty. I love pink. It's in my living room (though I am wanting to change now) and I love to wear pink.

It's amazing how many blooms you still have and it's almost November!

Sissy said...

I don't think I would find a single bloom and look at all yours! You've done an excellent job, extending the season!

loveithandmade said...

I love pink in the garden. It compliments the purples and yellows so nicely!

Balisha said...

Hi everybody,
My garden blooming time is extended because of the asters and the mums. I just let them grow and grow. They take up space that other plants could share during the summer, but in the fall they are so showy. I tend to like that burst of bloom just at the end of the season, so I remember it through the winter. Last year the mums were blooming while still covered with snow.I never cut them totally. I think that leaving them (sometimes full of leaves)...protects them during the cold months.
Balisha