Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Colors of Spring: Pink

It's still winter here in the Midwest, and as I long for spring I've looked through and posted some lovely pinks from the springs of 2010, 2011, and 2012. I had fun looking through my garden photo archives (much better than looking out at the brown and white outside my window). 

Spring cannot come soon enough!

 Abundant blooms on a flowering crabapple tree

 Magnificent Magnolia (in someone else's yard)

 It won't be long before we see hellebores, the first of our flowers to show themselves in the early spring garden.

 I just love rhododendrons and azaleas.

 Tulips are such joyful flowers, and I as I look at this picture, I wonder why I didn't plant more tulip bulbs last fall!

 Flowering almond

 I love Virginia bluebells. Notice the blooms begin as pink.

 One of several creeping phlox in my garden

 A delicately colored hellebore

 Primulas have become a favorite of mine. I started many from seed last year and anxiously await their arrival this spring.

 A ladyslipper orchid in a friend's woodland garden - talk about beautiful!


These are tulips that resemble peonies, photographed at Tulip Time in Pella, Iowa.

"Surely, if you are privileged to own a plot of earth, it's your duty both to God and man, to make it beautiful." ~ Beverly Nichols

Linking to Fertilizer Friday, Open House, and Home and Garden Thursday


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