Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Color Our World Round-Up February 2017: The Many Shades of Pink!

Color Our World Pink!
Welcome! It's time for another Color Our World Round-Up post. Each month the knowledgeable bloggers from Project Beautiful get creative by writing articles with focus on a particular color. Posts cover a multitude of topics including gardening, home remedies, decor and culinary delights. This month the color is "pink" and the authors are sharing their thoughts on all the possibilities of using pink in the garden, with some wonderful cooking tips to share along the way. Simply click on the links to read each article, and enjoy!


First there's Lynne Cherot from Sensible Gardening with her post Pink Perfection for your Garden. "Normally pink is not one of my favorite colors but I make a huge exception in the garden. When you plant using pink flowers you create a relaxing and calming effect especially when balanced with natures greens. It is a soft color that shines in the shade with the blue-pinks standing out very well in cloudier climates. Pink flowering perennials can create a romantic flare to your plantings especially if you combine them with white. There are many shades of pink to choose from. The clear pinks combine very nicely with white, clear yellows, orange, salmon and peach toned flowers. The cooler pinks, or the blue-pinks work better with silver,dark purple or red"...read more


Susan Brandt from Blooming Secrets shares her post the Year in Color-The Many Shades of Pink. "This month is all about the color pink. I don’t think I’ve seen a color yet that has so many adjectives attached to it. It’s associated with romance and beauty by many of us but it’s also considered a symbol of politeness, sensitivity and tenderness too. Interestingly, in many surveys about color, it has the fewest negative connotations attached  to it but less than 3% of those who are surveyed will typically choose it as their favorite color. It is fitting, however, that we talk about the color pink in association with gardening as the word pink actually comes from a flower. Dianthus, which include flowers like Sweet William were a very popular plant in 14th century England and they were more commonly known as pinks. The color pink as we use it today developed from that association"... read more


Looking for some some great advice on how to cook Salmon? Check out Terri Steffes at Our Good Life with her culinary tips! "We love salmon at our house and try to eat it weekly for all the good benefits.  Our favorite way to eat it is panfried, which is simple and easy, and so delicious. People ask us about whether to buy wild caught or farm raised salmon.  We are big believers in wild caught salmon.  Typically wild caught salmon has less fat than farmed and therefore fewer calories.  Plus we like the idea of our fish having a happy, swimming life! This isn't a recipe as it is a process.  You will need a 5 oz filet per person.  You'll need a skillet, 2 T olive oil and 1 T butter, salt and pepper, and steak seasoning.   Bring your fillets to room temperature. Salt and pepper the fish on both sides.  Set aside.  Heat your skillet, then add the oil and butter"...read more


Finally, here is my post This Month's Color in the Garden February-Hellebores-Pink Blooms for Winter. "Hellebores, also known as Lenten Rose or Christmas Rose are grown for their winter interest in the garden. The plants are frost-resistant and produce showy blooms starting in late-winter, when other perennials in the garden are dormant.  I was fortunate to have found some of these wonderful plants at a local nursery two years back, and they have proven to be a rewarding addition to the winter landscape. There are 22 species of Hellebore with different bloom times and flower colors.  Many of the species are evergreen, possessing leathery deep green foliage. Hellebores can be grown in full sun to full shade, but mostly prefer a partially shady spot, such as a northern exposure. Plant Hellebore in a slightly acidic, moderately moist, but well-drained soil and be careful not to plant too deeply"...read more 

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed #PB Color Our World Round-Up for the month of February. Also...thanks to Project Beautiful member, Terri Oliver Steffes, who made up the beautiful Pinterest banner below! I am linking to some wonderful memes at Floral FridaysMonday Macro 2. Be sure to pay them a visit. If you are enjoying these monthly Round-Ups, please leave a comment to let me know, and do share your thoughts about the color pink! 

NEXT UP is This Month's Color in the Garden on the 7th, where it's all about the color green. Then, join me for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-Up each month on the 15th.

IN THE NEWS!...Be sure to read about the launching of my newest book, Landscape Design Combinationsjust released in January or check out the links below for a preview! If you have read either of my books and found them to be helpful, please consider leaving a brief REVIEW. Reviews help a book get noticed (especially when new) and I would really appreciate your help!

Author: Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening, © Copyright 2017. All rights reserved

16 comments:

  1. Lovely as always!! Thank you. Mine did up too. We should consider adding links to one others posts.

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    1. Thank you Terri! I enjoyed your post as well and loved the intro on the meaning of pink!

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  2. It's a long way till May in Midcoast Maine.. Need to get to a garden show, it's a 2 hour drive
    one way. Maybe I'll spend the night in Portland. Love your post.
    Can't wait to buy Catmint.. yvonne

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    1. Spring is coming Yvonne. I could use a garden fix right about now as well. A road trip to Portland to see a garden...worth it!!!

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  3. Bellissimi rosa! Mi piacciono questi post monocromatici!

    Un saluto :)

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed the post. Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. Now you're talking. Pink is my favorite garden bloom color! I tend to emphasize pink especially with my annuals, because the brick on the front of my home is a pinkish red, and it just looks nice together.

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    1. Pink is a wonderful color Robin, so I had no trouble coming up with a post for it. I enjoy pink blooms, including Daylilies, Echinacea, Spirea, Sedum and Crape Myrtle during the summer months. I can picture your pink annuals along with your home. They must give you a lot of enjoyment!

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  5. I have 3 pink roses in my garden, Lee. I think this color has to be more in a garden. Love your collages especially of hellebore.

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    1. I would like to get more varieties of Hellebore, but they are hard to come by. Double Pink Knock Out Roses are fabulous and bloom all summer long. I bet your roses are beautiful!

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  6. Pink is a dominant color in my garden at this time of year. From redbud to roses, I'm in the pink!

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    1. You do have a lot of beautiful pink blooms in your garden Dorothy and so much to see for the beginning of March. I hope to catch up with you soon!

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  7. I was looking around my house today. Purple moth orchid, pink and white African Violet...purple and pink have to be my favorite flower colors. We got down to 6 degrees this morning - I hope the blooms on my lenten rose survived. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. All is good with the Lenten Rose Alana and it looks like springlike weather may actually be trying to arrive!

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    1. Thank you Robrt! Glad you enjoyed and thanks for the visit!

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