When I think of the garden always it is a picture of cool greens and blues. At this time of year though, when I survey the lush parts of the garden, pinks abound in opposite sides of the space.
A short yarrow given to me by a friend nearly a decade ago, sends soft pink drifts through the southern bed between silver Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s Ear) and blue tradescantia.
Where the yarrow lets off, a trailing, old-fashioned sweet pea that I brought from my old garden continues the pink theme, and winds through tradescantia toward a stand of woody-stemmed chrysanthemums.
Opposite, in the northern bed, purple coneflower or echinacea mirror the pink hues. The garden and its colors are heating up.