04 September 2009

Late Garden Pinks


Today for pink Saturday I am showing you the last pink flower to bloom in my garden actually the last two pink  flowers to bloom. The first is my hot pink phlox which I wait patiently for [well actually anxiously] because it really doesn't bloom till the last week of August and then it is such a hot pink that you would think it would be a heat lover of July. Above is  what it looks like in the garden and then in a bouquet below with other late flowers.It is a wonderful cut flower and if you need me to I will find out the name of this cultivar. I positively would not do without it in my garden!

          And before I say goodbye I want to make sure you all have sedum in your garden. This cultivar is called Matrona which means " grandmother " and is a wonderful pink all the way till November. Enlarge this photo and you will notice all the bees gathering their pollen to make honey for the winter. 
 

The flowers we choose for our gardens, like everything else in our lives, are not arbitrary and this one certainly is not.  My sister wanted me to have Matrona  because, of my three sisters,  I was the first to become a grandmother. A title I affectionately wear with pride and honor. Enjoy your weekend and the last delicious days of summer. Make wonderful  memories with the children in your life, you will never be sorry. Blessings Meg

10 comments:

Mary said...

Meg, your flowers are lovely. I hope they bring you great joy. Have a wonderful weekend.

someplace in thyme said...

Hello Meg, I will have to check and see if sedum grows in the desert, I have no idea. Happy Pink Saturday and thankyou for the lovely post, Char

Vicki said...

Hi, Meg,
I enjoyed seeing your pretty pink blooms! I see you love your garden like I love mine. Have a very happy holiday weekend. Vicki

Claudia said...

Hi Meg! I was just looking at my sedum the other day and there were at least 9 honey bees on one plant along with a bumble bee! They are very busy! Happy Pink Saturday!

Julie said...

Love your pink flowers...I am having a-give-away to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... so come on over and check it out... We will picking a winner Late Monday night , and posting the results then...
xoxo
Julie

Patricia said...

Your flowers are just beautiful. I so enjoy viewing everyones Pink flowers each week. It seems those of us you have a love of the color Pink also love flowers. Happy belated Pink Saturday and I hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend.

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

That's the first time I heard a flower named phlox and I like it. You did a wonderful bouquet :-)

Happy Pink Week!

Li

Marina Capano said...

Hi Nice to meet you! what a nice pink flowers!

xoxo

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Meg; How nice to meet a new friend; love your blog and your posts.. been doing some reading on it... your flowers are so beautiful.. Thank you so much for you sweet comment.. and congrats on having a first grand son in the family... boy will he have lots of little mommies.... lol''

Hugs;
Alaura

Cottage Rose said...

HI Meg; Happy Pink Saturday; I really enjoyed your Pink post.. how lucky that you still have such beautiful flowers still, love the photos.. have a great weekend.
Hugs;
Alaura