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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Favorites...this month!

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Some of my favorite plants this month...petite pink orchid, the soft green of lavender (whose leaves also smell heavenly), our cool-season snapdragons, a striped dracena with my favorite colors of pink, green and white, pastel pink camellia and double pink azalea.

If you'd like to join me in posting your favorites for the month, please do...they don't have to be in collage form...but do leave a comment, so I can drop by and see your favorites.


Ami said...

Love all those soft pink. Especially the petite pink orchid, striped dracena and pastel pink camellia!

Yes, I will join you in posting my favorites for the month, only need to wait for the weekend :) Working has been kind of hectic lately... BTW, what tool did you use to generate that collage? I like it!

Meems said...

Very pretty, Susan. The color combination in your collage is so peaceful.

Susan said...

Ami...Pink is one of my favorite colors. Glad to hear you're going to post your favorites, too. I look forward to seeing them. I use Google Picasa which I downloaded from my dashboard (if I remember correctly). It's a little aggravating (not hard) to figure out. Let me know if you need help. They're fun to create.

Meems...Soft-colored flowers do have a peaceful calming affect.

Floridagirl said...

Susan, did the dracaenas come through the weather okay? I've been eyeing them at Lowe's lately. Thought they would look nice planted among some ti plants. Do you know if they are more cold hardy than tis? I used to grow them up in Winter Haven, but I think the weather is a little more mild up there because of all the lakes.

NanaK said...

Beautiful collage. I'm sure I've said this before but, PINK is my favorite color. Especially the soft pink of your photos. Love that camellia.

Thanks for the info on the Google Picasa. As a new blogger I'm still in learning mode (and probably will be for some time.) Thanks to Ami for asking the question. If I figure it out, I'll join in the posting of favorites for Feb. It's a great idea as a record of bloomers for each month.

Susan said...

Floridagirl...The dracena is in a pot that spent most of January inside the house, so I can't vouch for its cold-hardiness. My guess is probably not.

Kay...Glad to hear pink is one of your favorite colors, too. One can never have too much pink. Please do join in...you don't need to create a collage...just post some favorite pics.

Meems said...

FYI: Those tri-colored dracaenas do not like the cold temps we had in January. Everywhere I see them outdoors they have completely defoliated. They will come back but they are doing the same thing all the Ti's are doing... looking very pitiful for now.

Floridagirl said...

Thanks for the info on dracaenas, Susan and Meems. I kinda expected they might be very much like the ti's. It's so hard to find plants that are both cold-hardy and heat-tolerant!

I finally made my "favorites" collages. I'm afraid my faves will not be a surprise to anyone, as I'm always beatin' the dead horse in my blog. It was hard to limit my picks though.

Christine B. said...

My favorites this month are: willows. They are (and will be) the only show in town as far as blooms for at least another month.

Christine in Alaska

Dani said...

Great collage Susan! I think my favorite is the camellia. Such a pretty soft pink.

Stone Art said...

Lovely collages. It is a fantastic thing, to fine some discarded objects and give them a new home, definitely makes for interesting conversation.

Susan said...

FloridaGirl...It's really hard to find cold-hardy colorful foliage. I wish there were more choices.

Christine...Hi and welcome! I guess it will be awhile before your garden comes back to life. But then you'll have those beautiful LARGE flowers to enjoy.

Dani...Yes, that pink camellia really is a beauty...so soft and delicate.

Susan said...

Stone Art...Hi and welcome - all the way from Ireland. You have such a beautiful green countryside...one of my favorite countries I've visited.

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