Okay, what can I say? I like alliteration (heading). Years ago we had a pastor who had three point sermons using alliterative headings for each topic. Got my attention.
Back to pink: many little girls love the color and want their clothes, rooms, and accessories to be pink. I don’t remember ever having pink as a favorite and am not particularly fond of it now.
In a new flowerbed, we recently planted these Drift roses with pinkish coral flowers. The best thing about Drift roses are that they stay low and spread out sideways. At least, the information about them states that they will grow no taller than one and a half to two feet. My plan is to keep everything in this bed low. We’ll see how that goes.
This Pigeonberry bush (Rivina humilisL.) is also called Rouge plant and Baby peppers. That name may come from the red berries it produces. It, too, is supposed to stay relatively small – 1 to 3 feet. Due to poor planning in the past, many of my plants have outgrown their space.
And the Rose of Sharon Althea (Hibiscus syriacus) have leafed out and are blooming. These were planted about five feet apart years ago and are crowding each other but continue to be healthy with many flowers.
The good or bad thing about Altheas is that they produce hundreds of new plants each year. So you have lots to share, but you also must pull up the sprouts before they get too big. Some come up under my rose bushes and aren’t noticeable until they reach the top of the roses. So I end up having to cut them off each year at the ground. This involves an almost prone position on the ground reaching under rose bushes. Not fun.
“Wind chimes: When ten thin tinkling tin things twinkle and tingle in the wind twinkling and tinkling the ten thin tin things make a tingling tintinnabulation of joy” unknown
A little much? Sorry. Couldn’t resist.