Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday!

Boy, it's been a while since I posted.   Usually this time of year I would be showing you all my roses but  unfortunately this has not been a good year for them.  Despite my constant fussing over them they still look stressed out!  We were (notice I said were) having really mild weather(in the 80's) for my part of California. July is usually in the high 90's to 100's.  I remember a few years ago we reached 117 in July.  Believe it or not the water in the pool was too hot to swim in.  I was hoping the mild temperature would help my roses but just as they looked like they were recovering the temperature is back up there again!  I managed to take a few shots of them before they burn!  I have about 100 roses and these were the only ones worthy of a photo!   :(  

One of the things I love about Vincas is they like the heat! These are on the west side of our house where it gets the horrible HOT afternoon sun and yet they look so pretty.  
I love to grow flowers in containers but in the heat it can be a challenge.  So far so good with these cute million bells.
Time to go inside where it's a lot cooler!  Here's a few of my pretty inside pinks!

Hope you all have a great weekend.  Please visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to see all the other pretty Pink Saturday posts.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th Of July/Happy Pink Saturday!

Wishing you all a safe and Happy 4th of July!  This video is awesome!  It's Barry of course performing at the White House in 2009! What a thrill that must have been to be there in person!  Please turn off my music player before viewing the video.

Thank you to Beverly for hosting our Pink Saturday/4th of July party.  Make sure you visit How Sweet The Sound to see all the other pink/red white & blue posts.