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Think Pink Flowers in Your Garden

Renee Valdes
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Add pops of pink flowers to your garden and boost your curb appeal.

Pink flowers bring beauty to your outdoor space. Whether you garden in containers, raised garden beds, hanging baskets, window boxes or in the ground, the color pink brings tranquility and serenity. 

When planting your pink garden, you can never go wrong with a monochromatic pink look. You could choose hot and shocking magentas that stand out against cool pale pink pastels, such as the low-maintenance foxgloves (above). 


Spring windowbox

Or mix things up and intermingle pink flowers with other colors. The above window box is filled with English daisies in pink and red and pink calla lilies. Learn more about how to put this window box together.

Consider these Ideas for Your pink flower garden



Made for shade

Pink flowers for shade do exist, and their color will brighten shady corners of your garden, entryway, covered porch or balcony. Flowers that love shade include begonias (pictured above), primrose, astilbe and lenten rose. Lenten rose, known also as hellebores, typically bloom the earliest of all flowers. Some varieties are speckled so you could try white with pink for a change of pace.

Check out coral bells with pink tones for a unique accent plant in your outdoor space. Some pink varieties turn a showy purple toward the end of the season. Coral bells combine well with hosta varieties. Read about other combos for shade.



Flowers that make the cut

Bring the beauty of your outdoor space indoors with a cutting garden.

Some of the best flowers for cutting include peonies (pictured above), dahlias, zinnias, ranunculus and of course, roses. Get information on rose varieties and ideas for roses in small spaces.


Stargazer Lily

Abundance of fragrance

Besides roses and some varieties of peonies, other pink flowers that deliver fragrance include dianthus, garden phlox, hyacinth and sweet alyssum.

Try Oriental lilies (pictured above) for a dramatic look with plenty of fragrance in your space.


Proven Winners Supertunia 'Pink Bubblegum' Petunias

Contain your pink

If you are space or time-challenged or prefer to garden in planters, then contain your pink flowers. Urns and hanging baskets look fabulous spilling over with pink petunias such as Proven Winners’ ‘Bubblegum’ Supertunias (seen above) on your patio, balcony or porch.

You could also mix petunias with yellow coreopsis for a pretty combination. Pretty pink geraniums would work well with petunias and caladiums in containers



Best in show 

Some flowers just do well no matter where they land in your space. Such pink flowers include coneflowers, asters, cleome or gaillardia varieties, cosmos and daylilies.

Don’t forget that some shrubs such as azaleas or rose of Sharon also come with pink flowers and these can complement the other touches of pink in your outdoor space. Learn more about drought-resistant and low-maintenance flowers.


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