On my way into the grocery store this week I spotted these pretty pink foliage plants for under two dollars. Aren’t they pretty? Aren’t they PINK? There were only these two left, so I was happy to get them.
It’s probably jumping the gun to even think about spring planting of foliage plants, but the pair I bought last year (also at the grocery…also the last two) have survived the winter (so far) in the base of this rubber tree with only a blanket covering….They were less bright, but they are still pink…
Its sister “survivor” plant…as I call any annual that lasts more than a season…has gotten leggy, but is still colorful at the base so I think a Spring cleaning haircut and a little Miracle Grow will pop it back into shape.
The four of them will look Pretty in Pink among the wine corks that I’m using as mulch… Those outdoor survivors are looking better than their cousin plant that was shoved into the back of the makeshift greenhouse in our screened porch…it hadn’t been watered in a long while and when Hubby discovered it, it was ready to give up…
Pretty sad, I’ll admit…plant abuse for sure, but it spent the afternoon outside in the filtered sun and it got a good watering. Maybe the pink will spring back and it will be a happy plant by spring. Maybe I’ll have an amazing recovery story to post for pink Saturday in a few months. Hope your Saturday is Pink and the coming week is filled with good news…We got much needed rain in Central Texas earlier this week and we got our Pink in beautiful lightening bolts and buckets and buckets of welcome rain.
I’m off to the post office to mail my Circle Journal to Sheila. Beverly has gathered a group of ten fellow bloggers to join in a year long project to create ten journals. Each of us has chosen a theme, designed a journal and we are now starting the circle. My theme is Gift from the Sea because Anne Morrow Lindberg’s book is so wonderful. As mine makes its way to Sheila, I will receive Nancy’s journal and I know it will be amazing…so I have some Pink journaling fun coming my way from her. It will be such a lovely challenge to create a double page spread each month for each of the chosen themes. I already know what I’m doing for her journal and can’t wait to get started.
Stop in to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. Enjoy your weekend as you make the rounds of Pink Saturday participants.