It's Summer and it's PINK Saturday what could be better! It's my favorite time of year. I love to putter outside with all my PINK flowers. Today I want to share a gardening tip that I learned a few years ago. I have some beautiful flowering Astilbe, but by the end of June the PINK flowers start to fade and my July the flowers turn brown. A few years ago I was one of the gardens in my church's garden walk. I wanted everything to be "Picture Perfect" in the garden. I knew the Astilbe would no longer be PERFECTLY PINK , what to do?
Well I got an idea. I love to transform things with spray paint.... why not the fading flowers of my Astilbe???
I headed straight to the paint aisle of my favorite home improvement store, Home Depot. There it was on the shelf the PERFECT shade of PINK!
The trick to not getting the leaves PINK when you spray the flowers, is to use a Paper Plate like this. If you accidentally spay some of the leaves, just pluck them off.
After spraying the flowers they are this wonderful shade of PINK for the entire summer. My neighbors laugh every year then I'm out spraying the Astilbe flowers. They may laugh, but they sure look pretty all summer long.
If you love the color PINK , stop by "How Sweet the Sound" to enjoy other PINK posts. Take some time today to enjoy the summer and the wonders of nature that God has blessed us with...Let us be greatful to
the people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners
who make one souls blossom.