Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pink flowers...

A couple of days ago, as I was walking on the path along the stone wall, I noticed that all the flowers that had reseeded themselves in the cracks at the bottom of the wall were pale pink.

There are several different shades of pink and lavender Cleomes that are growing in this area of the garden, but the 3 or 4 in the path are all the same color of pale pink.

Salvia coccinea has reseeded itself various places in my garden. I have lots of red ones, but also pink ones and white ones and some that aren't quite red, but also aren't quite pink. But the ones on the path by the stone wall are pink.

Maybe these pink flowers realize how good they look with the grey of the stones. I guess they are trying to ensure their survival by looking especially pretty in their new location. They planned it pretty well.

Have a beautiful day!


howvastthesum said...

When did you put in the stone wall? I am guessing that it is leaching a lot of lime, so that it is making the soil very alkaline to produce the pinkness, just like people raise the soil pH for pink hydrangeas? Just a guess.

Ruth said...

howvastthesum - actually, these flowers aren't affected by the pH the way hydrangeas are. It just happened that pink cleomes and pink salvias reseeded there. Thanks for stopping by! :)