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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday and FF

Does anyone know this vine? It's popping up all over the place.Isn't this Canna a beautiful shade of pink? Grace? It's a dwarf like the yellow one still in the container to the right of the photo below this one.

Do you like pink and yellow together? I'm wondering if they would look good planted together?

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Today I am Thankful for God's grace and mercy.


Paula said...

Love these blooms! Your garden looks so great! Thanks for sharing your always unique flowers! Paula in Idaho

Becca's Dirt said...

Oh yes - put yellow and pink together. They compliment well. Gorgeous canna. I've never seen one like that.

Lona said...

I cannot help you with the vine. It has pretty blooms so enjoy it coming up. I am certain someone will help you out on the name.
You are so right the pink on the Canna is so pretty. I bet you can leave them in the ground in your area too which is so much better than digging them every fall.
Hope you are feeling better.

Skeeter said...

Your vine looks like some type of morning glory maybe??? Pink and yellow look fine together in my eyes. I will show you that color scheme soon with a 4 O'clock...

sweetbay said...

Personally I love pink and yellow together... that canna is a gorgeous shade of rosey pink.

Sunray Gardens said...

Yellow and pink look great together. In fact I think yellow gives things around it a nice pop. The Canna is gorgeous.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Lola said...

Not for sure, but can your vine be wild sweet potato? It is everywhere here. Can be invasive. It looks like morning glory. I pull as it grows all over everything. Love the color on you canna. Pink & yellow is pretty together.

Donna said...

I love pink and yellow together.

Patsy said...

We had a wild vine like that when we lived in Texas it was at the edge of the woods. I have forgotten the name of it.You know how old people are-- they forget a lot. LOL

Netty said...

I've never seen a pink Canna bloom...it's very pretty and much nicer than the red/orange ones I am used to seeing. Pink and yellow together work for me too :)

George said...

I think yellow and pink look very good together. The pink Canna is definitely beautiful.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, I love love love that Canna... AND--I think that yellow and pink do look really good together.

How are you feeling???

Beth said...

Darla, Love your bed with the sweet potato vine. Pretty canna too. Hope your knee is better.

Larry said...

Your pink canna almost looks like a plumeria blossom.... very nice form! Larry

Tootsie said...

I think they would look fantastic!!! go for it!!!
you never disappoint my girl....I love your gardens!
thanks for linking in this week...I always find something to gawk at!
oh...and DO build the flower barn...it would be wonderful in your garden!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Darla that is the prettiest Canna I've ever seen! Mom would have loved it ♥
Cute little blue flowers.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Darla girl your zone is so different from mine I wouldn't have any idea what that vine could be .. but it is pretty ! .. as are all of your plants girl : ) .. it is a wonderful cool sunny morning here and I have that one last urge to plant hunt while they are on sale .. the season is wrapping up here and I can't help myself ? haha
And "NO" I am not watching Y&R still .. ok ... maybe when I channel surf it sort of falls on that channel but after a few seconds I click out of there .. just for a few seconds though ... REALLY !!!!!!!
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Millie said...

Great looking potato vine...and I agree that pink and yellow are great together

Shirley @ The Gardening Life said...

Such a lovely colour canna! Go ahead and try the pink and yellow together!

Thanks for the visit earlier!

Cass @ That Old House said...

I love pink and yellow together - right now that's all we've got blooming: yellow Rudbeckia and pink Phlox, along the stone wall behind the house.

Your little volunteer vine looks to be convolvulus -- or bindweed, a wild sort of morning glory. It is lovely, but it can be a major pain in a garden, as it will spread like the Dickens, and wind its way all over your "on purpose" plantings, choking them if allowed to grow too rampantly.

So if it is at an edge of a wood or wild place, away from precious plants, let it run wild! Otherwise, you might want to yank it out where you find it before it does its Boston Strangler routine on your borders!

(I know this from sad experience last year!)

Grace said...

Yes, yes and yes! It is a wonderful, magical shade of pink. I love it! I bet it would look great with the yellow. That long border with the Sweet Potato vine is magnificent. So much to see and so lush! I hope someone has been able to ID the vine for you. Pretty little flowers on it but you don't want something seeding all over the place.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH MY -- these are stunning! All of your pics are amazing! How lovely and lush it all looks . . . I too am thankful for God's grace and mercy!!

Marydon said...

Don't have a clue but I sure like the blue. Always such beautiful pretties here, Darla.

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Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I'm not sure of the vine either, but the color of the flowers sure is pretty. Love the Canna, I think I've mostly only seen red and orange before.

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Hi Darla,
Sorry, I am no help with identifying your mystery vine. I do like some shades of pink and yellow together. I especially like the combination of those two colors when there is also white added to the floral mix.

Karen said...

Darla, I don't know what the vine is either, but it's blue, so that automatically makes me covet it. Love the canna bloom, such a glorious pink! You know me, all colors work as far as I'm concerned. If it's a color, I'm for it.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Beautiful blooms...morning glory?

Fishtail Cottage said...

Pretty sure that first photo is of a potato vine! & yes, that Canna is a gorgeous pink! love it!!! thanks for sharing at Cottage Flora Thursday's! xoox, tracie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Darla Sweetie...
What beauty you have at your home. Everything is so gorgeous. I love your gardens, they are so lush. Your canna is exquisite. Gorgeous color. I don't know what that vine is but it sure has beautiful buttercup flowers. So pretty, please don't tell me it is a weed of some sorts. I love it. Dainty like. Thank you for sharing with me.

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Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Beautiful flowers! Wish I had a green thumb like yours! :)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Can't help you with the vine, I've not seen it before.
I think pink and yellow would look great together.

Teresa said...

Oooh... I've got that purple vine too. Yes it's pretty at first, but if you leave it there, it will take over. I'm still trying to get it out of my rose bed. Re-seeds like crazy.

I want one of those dwarf cannas. Love that shade of pink.

Autumn Belle said...

The blue flowers are pretty but don't know the name. Love your sweet canna and beautiful border arrangement.

imac said...

Hi Darla, wonderful post and blooms.

Did you get my email about our Header 2nd Anniversary coming up??

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Love that pink...you could put the pots side by side to see if they would work together.

Hope your leg is doing better.

Blessings Kelsie

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I started reading the comments to see if you got an answer about what the mystery flower is, but decided to just give my answer without reading them all. It looks like morning glory to me.

I love pink and yellow together, and I also like to throw in some orange.

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