Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pink and Green Garden

What is your favorite pink item? This week is Pink Saturday's third birthday so pay a visit to the Pink Saturday birthday blog party, share your favorite pink photos, and admire many other pink beauties.

Happy Birthday to Pink Saturday! It has been a delight to participate in the Pink Saturday weekly blog party and to meet all the creative bloggers who love pink and flowers like I do. Through Pink Saturday this week, I discovered a new blog that I hope you will go visit - Pink Cottage Rose. Lynn Salerno, artist and author of Pink Cottage Rose blog has a talent for growing lovely tulips and taking beautiful pictures of the tulips. As I browsed through the pretty colors of Lynn's flowers and garden, I noticed one of her blog post titles that expresses my exact feeling about flowers, Color Brings Joy. 

Every time I see the colors in my garden, it thrills me. Where there is pink in a garden, there is green. I have been delighted with my tomato plants and flowers this week. There are even two tiny tomatoes already on my small tomato plants. See my photo with the first tomato (tomato is just above "Southwest Cottage Designs"):  
First Tomato
Across from the little tomato garden is my cactus garden. Finally, the cacti flowers began to bloom this week. They are blooming a little late this year.

I think you could knit with those needles!
No touching!!

Prickly Green

Pink Tinge Rose

I call these Periwinkle Glow Circles.

Fuschia in Old Cement Planter
Pink, purple, and red color my gardens mostly but with an occasional touch of neon yellow or orange and blue. Color makes a home attractive and warm. Recently, I read an article in a magazine of a lady who enjoys bringing her favorite furniture like a recliner and art into her garden. Her idea is that if it brings you joy inside the home, it will bring you joy in your yard. As I walked through Carriage House Antiques last Saturday on their special sale day, I saw two lovely pink furniture pieces that I have dreamed of how I could include them in my garden. How do you like these for garden ideas?
Pink Desk

Pink Dresser
Color inspires. Color sets moods and tones. Color is beauty.

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Leann said...

Love the pics - especially the antiques!

Thanks for following I'm headed off to follow you right back, I think that we are going to be fast friends.


Dogmom Diva said...

Hi, I found your blog from Pink Saturday, oh I love your flowers..we also have cactus and they are blooming, such a beautiful time of year in the desert, isn't it?

Love the pink furniture..oh go for it!!! Life is short, enjoy!

Stop by and say hi if you get a chance, I am hosting a giveaway!


Holly said...

I would love to have either piece - they are fabulous. A girl can never have too much pink.
Beautiful garden too!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Angie Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you so much for taking me strolling along today in your gardens. I love seeing the cactus. Ours too, are blooming a little off this season. Some have already came and gone. Love this time of year in the desert.

Love that pink desk with the curve in it. Oh wow, could I work from that one. Can you imagine that piece in a garden corner?

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday Sweetie. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

LV said...

You have some very pinks. Thanks for letting share in them.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Your blooms are beautiful ... I'm partial to the fuschia. Love the pink furniture too but it wouldn't last a week in our weather.
Happy pink Saturday !

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Terrific pictures. I love the cactus.


Sarah said...

Your flowers are beautiful...and the antiques are gorgeous!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Lynn said...

Thanks so much for your comments about my art and for posting a link to my site! Your pictures are great and make me miss the desert.
I'm your newest follower. Happy Pink Saturday,
Lynn @ Pink Cottage Rose

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your garden and that pink furnitures is beautiful. Pink Saturday has painted our town pink for three years and has introduced us to so many wonderful friends.

Have a Happy Pink Saturday and a lovely weekend.


Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Great finds!

~ Gabriela ~

Pat said...

Happy PS 3rd Birthday - there's a lot to celebrate! You have some unusual pinks this week. I especially like the cactus plants.

Nancy said...

I just love the pink furniture, too. Happy Pink Saturday!

Kay Ellen said...

Pretty in Pink!!
Happy Birthday to Beverly! Wonderful post!

Stop by if you have a moment:)

Kay Ellen

Annesphamily said...

Love your pinks! Those antiques are beautiful. The desk, I could write there for hours! HPS! Love this blog. Enjoy the weekend. Anne

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Angi. Thank you for being here and making Pink Saturdays special.

I loved seeing all the beauty in your garden. Our gardens speak to our souls, and I am so glad you shared yours.