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Whether or not Leather Tuscadero would approve; I dare not comment. Either way, this week my patio garden made the decision that a study in pink was called for and promptly added such to the week’s blossoming agenda. The beautiful display came as somewhat of a surprise considering my lackluster at best garden maintenance lately thanks my current ankle ouchie. Thankfully; true to her form, Mother Nature appears to forgive my trespass and reached deep into her color bag to proclaim that my patio garden’s Summer Season Huzzah! shall commence forthwith, starting with a screaming pink cavalcade of flowers! Nope, I am definitely not complaining.

First up, let’s see what’s up outdoors: The standout display of vibrant pink happening outdoors comes from the resilient resident primrose. Closing out the Summer season with a lovely display which has easily surpassed the snapdragon’s reigning title as the main focal points of color. Of the primrose in bloom, there are none screaming; ‘look at me!’, with a louder voice than this beautiful grouping.

Hot Pink Primula

Hot Pink Primrose

Primrose Flower Tower Begins

Primrose Flower Tower Begins

Not the type to be left out of a good party, my contingent of resident dragons (snapdragon, that is) have sent forth their Ambassador of Color; and have officially joined this week’s pink bloom challenge with this group of garden candy.

Even the Snapdragon are in on the Pink theme

The Snapdragon Join the Pink Theme

Next, we head indoors: The focal point indoors is my window planter which contains two variety of primula and some cineraria v. multiflora. The star of the planter is definitely the primula v. Embrace Mix, which are in the middle of throwing out a truly beautiful display of their signature delicate flowers in two-tone pinks.

Primula: Shades of Pink

Primula: Shades of Pink

I just love how different the shades of the same color occur on the same stem. Especially evident with Miss Primula today. The top most flower is a deep matte pink smiling up to the mid-day sunshine, being flanked on all sides by a contingent of four pale pink companions beaming brightly into the indoor space.

Primula's Pals

Primulas Pink Pals

Onward and back outside: The onion harvest has taken place and while not a bumper crop by any means, I am pleased with the results! The one onion which sprouted prior to my using it for some culinary creation and ended up randomly planted out on the patio has magically transformed herself into three shallot sized, extremely aromatic, wholly organic onions! I am currently letting their outer skins dry out on the patio before I will bring them indoors and put them into the dinner rotation. If they taste half as good as they smell, planting a small batch of onions will definitely become a part of my annual gardening, stay tuned for how they turned out in a future blog post.

Pre-Harvest Peek

Pre-Harvest Peek

Not the biggest, yet very aromatic

Not the biggest, yet very aromatic

Elsewhere in the garden, a small-scale study in white has commenced between a faction of the snapdragon community and the snowflakes. The burst is definitely no match for the aforementioned pink flower extravaganza; however, to me they too are just as marvelous in their dignified simplicity.

All in all, a happy day in the garden was had today!

The White Dragons Intermingles Amongst the Snowflakes

The White Dragons Intermingled Amongst the Snowflakes

Snowflakes Fall toward the Patio Floor

Snowflakes Fall toward the Patio Floor

That is about all the news that is fit to print from this little corner of the gardening universe, so until next time…

HAPPY GARDENING FRIENDS!!

~ Noah

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