Tuesday, March 23, 2010

PINK

Pink is a color that I am not terribly fond of.
At all costs I try to avoid this color in my garden, in my house and especially in my clothing
( as a red head pink does nothing but make me look like a ripening tomato)
But when a client loves pink, to the point that she paints her house pink, well then a designer has to do what a designer has to do when asked to design a pink blooming garden.

The front yard
From Loropetalum chinese


From Loropetalum chinese

From Loropetalum chinese


The back yard
From Loropetalum chinese


From California Gardening


From California Gardening

14 comments:

Plantiis said...

iLove pink in plants ;)

house things said...

Timely. I just plants seven lorapetalum in the front yard. It's nice to see what they'll look like once mature.

I guess we all have our preferences with color. Hard to avoid pink, isn't it?

The Rainforest Gardener said...

I'm with you on that awful color, but you did do a great job with that assignment! I like the clipped bushes the most.

Susan aka Miss R said...

Pink just has so much baggage. Love the pink crescent. If you're going to HAVE TO use a color you might as well go for it.

How It Grows said...

I've never seen so much pink in my entire life!

jim/ArtofGardening said...

Thats a lotta' pink! I'm not a pink thinker either. Some spring bleeding hearts and a few tulips seem to sate any interest in pink. Although once every two years my crabapple tree blooms pink for about three weeks and it's a sight to behold. Gotta' admit I look forward to that.

Denise said...

Amazing loropetalums. I never see them looking that happy in So. Calif. Judging by the photos, you made your client very happy.

Mary C said...

oh good I was starting to think I was the only gardener that decided dislikes that color...

Mary C said...

Oh good, I was starting to think I was the only gardener that didn't like that color..

phrago said...

My Mother was the Queen of Pink, the house I grew up in had pink walls and a pink bathroom (even the toilet was pink!)Pink counter tops with outlines of boomerangs on them in black and turquoise. and a pink front door. So I can understand the adversion. But I like pink flowers, just not all of them pink. I dislike gold more than pink. unless its 24 carat, it just looks cheap...

helen at summerhouse said...

Sometimes I think we all like colors according to what we actually feel good wearing. I do like pink but I like it mixed with other colors too.

Randy and Jamie said...

Oh I love those Lorapetalum! I'm not much of a designer when it comes to gardening. We don't have a lot of pink in our garde, but it does tend to look like a kaliedescope threw up in it. LOL--Randy

Robin Alyse Doyle said...

Funny how things change as you age—I used to hate pink and other pastels, like light blue. But since I've let my formerly brunette hair go silver I now find that these are "my colors" (for clothing at least). Guess I'm on my way to becoming one of those little old ladies with blue hair!

Robin Alyse Doyle said...

Funny how things change as you age—I used to hate pink and other pastels, like light blue. But since I've let my formerly brunette hair go silver I now find that these are "my colors" (for clothing at least). Guess I'm on my way to becoming one of those little old ladies with blue hair!