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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Rare Pink Bachelor Button

One flower that performs well every year at Garden on Sherlock Street is the bachelor button.

I have to pull them out of places like the cracks in the sidewalks and the middle of mulch paths.
Sometimes, I have to pull them out so other plants can grow.

The swaths of blue bachelor buttons are really showing off right now.


If you look closely, you may find a rare pink bachelor button.




I like how it has two shades of pink.


So far this year, I've counted two pink bachelor buttons.



11 comments:

  1. I'm thinking, unless it's a different plant, that the bachelor buttons we see in Florida are typically pink. Blue seems like a new one to me, and I love it! It's gorgeous! Lucky you to have so many!

    XO,

    Sheila

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    1. I guess the rarer one is the special one which ever way it goes!

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  2. Good Evening to you, Aahh, you call your plant Bachelor button and we call ours Cornflowers. I bought a packet of seeds yesterday to sprinkle amongst my foxgloves as they are such a pretty plant. I love the fact that they self seed everywhere, as it makes for a less formal and more natural garden.
    I love your pretty pink Cornflower, it certainly stands out against the blue.
    I cannot do any gardening today as we have torrential rain...... will the warm weather ever arrive??
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. I've heard them called cornflowers too but my mom always called them bachelor buttons so I guess I do as well. Hope you get better weather soon!

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  3. What a blessing to have an over abundance of bachelor buttons and these two rare pink ones too.

    Enjoy your lovely gardens and have a great weekend.

    FlowerLady

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  4. That's neat how they pop up so rarely in between all those blue ones.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  5. I love the blue but it is always special to find a pretty pink one!

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  6. I don't think I've seen a pink bachelor button before. The two shades of pink are pretty. I hope tonight's bad weather passes you by.

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  7. It really stands out doesn't it? Very pretty!

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  8. Hi...as soon as I read your post I raced out to look at my bachelor buttons. I have lots of pink, blue and other colors blooming....maybe I just got lucky!!

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  9. I love that patch of blue blooms. Pink would be rare here too where ours are all blue. Have a lovely week.

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