Monday, August 19, 2013

Orange pop

The other evening I accompanied The Reluctant Gardener, The Dubious Gardener, and The Expert Gardener to a local garden center which was having a flower show, a car show, and a free barbecue. Free entertainment, and I don't need much of an excuse to go to the nursery. We ate barbecue immediately - didn't want to miss out on that. While Reluctant and Dubious toured the car show in the parking lot (and got seconds on the food) Expert and I took a look at the flower show. To our surprise it turned out to be a judging of trial plants that weren't available yet. The staff gave everyone three flags and we were instructed to place them in each of our three favorites. Okay, now that was fun! We saw plants in colors that variety hadn't come in before, like this orange calibrachoe. After the judging we could buy them so I did.

They said the ones with the most flags will be the varieties they buy a lot of next spring. Pretty clever of them. But not everyone likes orange flowers. Apparently I do because I bought this orange petunia too.

This reminds me there's an orange Popsicle in the freezer waiting for me.

 

9 comments:

Deanne Fortnam said...

How fun to choose your favorites. I really love orange flowers too.

Leslie said...

Orange is in:) and I love pops of it in the garden and ktichen. Beautiful choice!

LostRoses said...

It's funny, Deanne, ten years ago I wouldn't have an orange flower in my garden. How our tastes change!

Leslie, so true. I even bought orange espadrilles this year and I wear them a lot! So I guess orange really is in (this year anyway). By the way, your blog is lovely! I'll be following you on Bloglovin.

Layanee said...

The orange and blue together are sublime. Love them.

gardeninacity said...

Orange is the new black, like they say on TV. What could be better than eating BBQ AND looking at plants?

outlawgardener said...

Orange you glad you went? You made some nice purchases there!

LostRoses said...

Layanee, I agree, I love the combination! Something to do with their position on the color wheel I'm told.

City and Outlaw, thanks for making the puns. Tried to fit them in my post but couldn't make it work like you did!

Mary said...

Mary, I'm glad you are still being generous with your posts! This one is as lovely as I can remember.

I started my blog in the fall of 2006 and kept it going strong for a little over three years. Since the spring of 2009 when I joined Facebook, I started neglecting my blog. And now, I barely keep it alive. I loved my blog! Now and then, I look back at some of my favorite posts and smile.

I'll be back one day. Thanks for your kind note on "Stinkin' Cute" today!

LostRoses said...

Mary, so good to hear from you! I loved your blog too but I understand the Facebook thing. I think we lost a lot of bloggers to it but as long as I know you are active somewhere that's all I need to know! You aways had such great photos. I was reading Julie Zickfoose's blog the other day and she was crediting you for one of the bird pics she was showing in a post. You may be gone but not forgotten!