Pink pick-me-up for Monday


‘Marie Pavie’

Here’s a little pick-me-up for those reading Digging at work this Monday: a plethora of pink posies. Good alliteration, eh? Enjoy!


Tarty ‘Carefree Beauty’ is blazing away in the front garden. Where was she in October?


Saving it up for Christmastime, apparently.


I’m dreaming of a pink Christmas . . . but if they don’t last until then, I’m definitely enjoying them now.

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11 Responses

  1. Frances says:

    Your pictures are amazing as usual. I want a camera like yours, but would probably not produce the quality photos you do. You are right to protect them. Thanks for the color pink!

    Thanks for the nice words, Frances. I use a Canon PowerShot S3, which I quite like. But the grass is always greener. I’m coveting a better zoom lens like the one Robin uses for her bird pics. —Pam

  2. Colleen says:

    Perfectly pretty pink posies! That ‘Marie Pavie’ almost makes me want to try growing roses. Almost :-)

    I don’t know what’s stopping you, Colleen. My antique roses require absolutely no spraying or extra water—and that’s saying something in Austin. I just deadhead them occasionally and fertilize them three times during the growing season with an organic, seaweed-based foliar feed and rabbit-compost at the roots. They’re easier than many of my other perennials. —Pam

  3. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    What a gorgeous sight on a gray rainy Monday. I am not “at” work but I should be doing something other than reading blogs. This is so much fun though. So easy on the eyes.

    I’m with you, Lisa. Keeping up with garden blogs can be an addictive pleasure. I’m glad you stopped by today. —Pam

  4. Carol says:

    Goodness sakes, what pretty pink roses in December. Tell us how wonderful they smell, too! Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is coming up Saturday. I bet you’ll have a lot to show, whereas I doubt there are any flowers blooming in my garden, except maybe the pansies in the window box. They’ve made a bit of a comeback with warmer temperatures, but their colors are all wrong for Christmas!

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

    They smell delightfully sweet, especially ‘Marie Pavie,’ though I notice the scent is not so strong as when it’s warmer (it was in the 40s all day today). I’m glad you have your pansies for Bloom Day. My flower colors are all wrong for Xmas too, but I’m still happy to have them, aren’t you? —Pam

  5. kate says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I needed to see some beautiful blooms today. It is so grey and dreary here these days – not to mention cold – that seeing some lovely pink roses cheers me up. ‘Marie Pavie’ is gorgeous!

    Thank YOU for visiting, Kate. —Pam

  6. The Marie Pavie rose appeals to me, too, Pam, but with some blooming roses of my own, her December appearance doesn’t surprise me. What kills me are those darn Echinacea! Mine are never around that long and we both live in Austin. It seems they like living in with more sun and that great Hill Country soil you added to your borders.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

    Maybe so. Plus it must be a few degrees warmer here than where you are. —Pam

  7. Diana says:

    Lovely roses and what great color on your pictures. I know you didn’t shoot them TODAY!!!!! There was no sun today. Makes me miss having roses. They are on my wistful, long-term list. And the Xeric photos was great. You’re absolutely right, not for the putter-er at heart!!!

    Thanks, Diana. And yes, I sure did shoot them today. Gray skies are better for photography, but my main worry with the camera was the misty drizzle. —Pam

  8. Robin says:

    What a beautiful sight for sore eyes. It’s so rainy and dull gray here, has been for days and will continue for several more. I guess we both have envy.

    It was pretty gray here when I shot these photos. Those ‘Carefree Beauty’ roses practically create their own light. —Pam

  9. Nicole says:

    Beautiful fall roses, I am glad to see you have such loveliness in December. If I have time today I will buy some roses to cheer me up in my hotel room! ( I am currently working in Vietnam)

    I suppose it’s always summer in Vietnam? Enjoy your bought roses! —Pam

  10. You scooped me again…roses seem all abloom this week about town. Especially ‘Mutabilis’ and the roses along the fences by the State Hospital.

    I’ve been noticing all the red roses, which go so nicely with the Christmas decorations. —Pam

  11. Not just one, but *two* posts full of pink? I’m in pink flower heaven! Yum! I just love the pictures. So pretty!
    ~Angela :-)

    I love pink, as you can see. Thanks for inspiring others to flaunt their pink. —Pam

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