Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pink Astilbe For the Entire Summer.....

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.
-Marcel Proust-

16 comments:

Regina said...

Lovely blooms!
Happy Pink Saturday and a nice weekend.
Regina

LV said...

I would have never thought of doing this with spray paint. Yours turned out great. Neat idea.

Mary said...

I'm amazed the paint doesn't kill the flowers. This is a really novel idea. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a sweet Pink Saturday blog post! Sadly, every Saturday for the past few weeks it has been raining in northern Michigan. So, this day always brings a little sunshine my way. Thanks so much for the treat!

♥Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend♥

Claudia said...

Wel, I never thought of doing that! What a fun post. Happy Pink Saturday!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy PS, Sherry! When I lived in Florida, many people sprayed painted their flowers and grass. You really can't tell unless you look up close!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tina

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

You are one smart lady! Who would have thought to paint flowers! I'm going to paint mine tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. Warm wishes, Esther

Shawnee said...

Oh Sherry -- this is so YOU! The flowers look simply beautiful.

Sares said...

Do you seriously spray paint your flowers? You are too too funny! Your blog is a thing of beauty, and no spray paint was required! Those aprons in the previous posts are fantastic too. Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend!

southerninspiration said...

that is BRILLIANT!!! I love the way it looks !!!

Suzanne

Kado! said...

wow! it does not hurt the flowers??? Amazing!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh!!.. I had to giggle, but WHY NOT spray paint them?!!! If they're all faded and drying out, then SURE!! They look BEAUTIFUL now!! Oh, and I must say.. I LOVE your Wednesday post with all the reds too!... Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're having a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Hi Sherry,

Just wanted to let you know that I spray painted my Astibles today. They look pretty good and added some color where these wasn't any. I just posted about it. Thanks for sharing a great idea! Warm wishes, Esther

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

pretty blooms.. hehehe great idea.. never know we could spray paint pink on real flowers.. happy belated PS! have a great week!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Love the creek you made in your garden.

Oh, I don't think I've met anyone who paints their flowers. And paint good for the flowers? Nice! :-)

Li

jennifer said...

I am SO impressed that you spray paint your flowers. That is a first for me and I think that ROCKS.

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