Think pink

A few new “bloomers” this week:
I planted a few Astilbe ‘Amethyst’ late last fall and they are already blooming like a champ. Yes, they require a lot of supplemental water which doesn’t necessarily fit into my overall “low maintenance” plan, but I still feel like it’s worth it. These are in one of the few partial shade areas on my property and I am thrilled with them right now:  

I’ll never fully embrace the “pink on yellow” look of the various spireas that are out there (this is ‘Elf’), but blooms are blooms and for now, I will celebrate them:  

Pennisetum ‘Karley Rose’ popped out a few blooms overnight and this is by far the earliest it has ever bloomed. I really like this ornamental grass (truth is, I still haven’t found an OG I don’t like) and need to dot a few more in my landscape:

Calamagrostis (Feather Reed Grass) ‘Eldorado’ is in its temporary pink bloom phase and will soon turn to a more tan/buff like color. For now, won’t you relish the “pink phase” with me?:

Speaking of Feather Reed Grass, the old standby ‘Karl Foerster’ is rocking its upright self and is also in the temporary pinkish bloom phase. Good times indeed:

Have a great weekend and get those fingernails dirty. I know I will.

John

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