27 May 2011

Pink Saturday ~ The Third Birthday

It's a special day for Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound. She is celebrating the 3rd birthday of Pink Saturday!!! I started participating in Pink Saturday because it was somewhat of a challenge for me to find pinks to photograph and it has been a wonderful learning experience. To help celebrate this week, I would like to share some flowers from our farm. Come stroll around with me and see what all is blooming pink.

Trailing petunias




Rose of Sharon


Milk and Wine Lily

Zéphirine Drouhin Rose (the most heavenly fragrance)

Some of these flowers are old Southern pass-along plants. The Rose of Sharon is also known as Althea and is cousin to hibiscus. The Milk and Wine lilies are some I dug up from my great-grandmother's house when we first got the farm.

My great-grandmother was married in 1910 and she dug up and moved some of these Milk & Wine lilies from her mother's house to her new home. When my grandmother got married in 1929, she dug up and moved some of the Milk & Wine lilies to her house. When my Mom got married in 1952, she dug up and moved Milk & Wine lilies to the house where I grew up. These flowers had been growing at my great-grandmother's house for 85 years when I got mine back in 1995, so they are now well over 100 years old. I just love plants with a history.

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY BIRTHDAY! Do check out Beverly's blog to see how others have chosen to celebrate PINK this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please also remember to register for my 5 Year Blog Anniversary Give-Away.

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday weekend! Your flowers are all just beautiful; love the pink! Enjoy your weekend.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful flowers, love your pass-along plants:@)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Becky Sweetie...
What a gorgeous share today. I so enjoyed my stroll through your gardens. The Rose of Sharon has always been one of my favorite. Yours is breathtakingly beautiful.

What a wonderful history behind your plants sweet friend. Thank you for sharing with me this afternoon. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

LV said...

Truly enjoyed your blog and your pretty pink flowers.

Atelier de Charo said...

So pretty flowers!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lizzy said...

Absolutely gorgeous flowers, Becky...and I love that each has a story~

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Happy Pink Saturday.

Beautiful flowers.


Sarah said...

Those lilies are amazing...and how neat that they're family heirlooms!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Light and Voices said...

I can almost smell those flowers in your garden from here. HPS!
Joyce M

Paula said...

Gorgeous flowers, Becky, I'm sure the farm has changed a lot since we drove by there before you and I met.

Craig said...

Here's a wink ;) for the pink!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely flowers!

~ Gabriela ~

Diedra said...

I have little pink in bloom @ this moment -- will remedy that for next year!

Pat said...

Happy PS 3rd Birthday - there's a lot to celebrate! Your pink flowers are very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Some of your flowers I am familiar with and others not. Love them all. It would be a drab world without flowers! Happy Pink Saturday~

Nancy said...

What a wonderful legacy and story those flowers have for your family. Beautiful, too. Happy Pink Saturday!

Aunt Snow said...

Aren't those pretty? I love all the old-fashioned names, too. The tradition of passing plants from gardener to gardener is a wonderful thing. Have you read Elizabeth Lawrence's book "Gardening for Love - the Market Bulletins" - ? It's all about this tradition.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Annesphamily said...

what a beautiful pink story you tell of these lovely flowers. HPS to you! Anne

Anonymous said...

Hmm. My last comment went somewhere, not sure - b/c I was redirected elsewhere. So, I'm back, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and love the fact that these flowers have a pass along history ... a long one at that. My mom (her late 80's) did the same,I have some from my grandmother (whose been gone a long time now). It is a blessing, isn't it?
If this my comment turns out to be redundant - please go ahead and delete it. Now, I'll see where I go this time! Thanks, Jenn

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Becky. Thank you for always making Pink Saturday special.

I love flowers with history, too, and yours are gorgeous. We have iris, hosta and roses that came to us from loved ones.

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Wow, gorgeous photos, Becky. You've made Pink Saturday proud. Thank you so much for updating my blog address in your blogroll. I appreciate it more than I can say.