Monday, 7 August 2017

In a Vase on Monday - Pink to make the boys wink

An old fashioned idom: Pink to make the boys wink came to mind as I grouped these blooms in an old fashioned medicine bottle.  They are from a Salvia Bush, which I bought as a rooted cutting earlier this year at a plant stall run by a local gardening club.

The plants did have a label on the sales bench, but by the time I looked at the two plants the following morning it was too late: the 'efficient' cashier had removed the name tags!  There are so many salvias that I have wadded through on the web, that I don't want to use any name.  Maybe I shall call the plant by another idom: Tickled Pink!

I am busy repotting succulents: this one is Echeveria Elegans and a new cutting of Pelarganium sidoides , so to spare its blushes as Tickled Pink is being presented so sparsely..it had some sidekicks in attendance.....


Cathy who hosts this meme, has blooms in abundance...and has gone for a white theme, so do go and see some perfect blooms, and also what other has chosen for this week.

9 comments:

  1. So simple and lovely! I love the pink Salvia and anything old that can be repurposed like your medicine bottle.....Thanks for sharing.

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  2. It looks very pretty and quite bright. I have a pink one so you could look and see if it looked the same. It's just right with the green bottle.

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  3. Your Salvia looks like the species Salvia greggii but I can't name the cultivar. It's exceptionally pretty, though! I love that handsome Echeveria too.

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  4. Oh what a shame you don't have the name - it's a lovely colour, anyway and is perfect in the medecine bottle. Is the pelargonium a fragranced one?

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    1. The leaves do have a scent...I shall have to rub the leaves and see what comes to mind. I have passed some of your Persicaria Red Dragon to AlisonC a new friend who is a great gardener and whom I met through IAVOM, when I visited her today.

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  5. Oh what an attractive salvia Alison no matter what the name. Thanks for the new to me idiom.

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  6. Thank you so much for coming and, don't worry, I am delighted to have the asters. They are so bright and beautiful. I've potted up the sempervivums and am still deciding on the Persicaria. Perhaps the front border. I look forward to the return visit.

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  7. Very pretty pink - I bet it is eye-catching in the garden. It's companions look well with it here.

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  8. Love that pink Salvia, Noelle. Some of the prettiest flowers are the ones with no names! I get frustrated at not knowing names, but then I forget so many anyway! ;-)

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