Last Garden Pinks . . .

Well, all good things must come to an end – and so too, my wildflower garden for 2011.  Last week Ed pulled all the dead and dying foliage out and re-set the ground in preparation for cooler temperatures.  There was little left of color.  What was left was hidden by the browning stalks and shriveled blossoms.

Except for this lone pink . . .

Standing tall and proud over all the autumn carnage, Ed just didn’t have the heart to uproot it.  It’s going on two weeks, now, standing alone in all it’s pink glory – when everything around it is either gone the way of the compost heap, or been replaced by golds and oranges.

And, then, by the lamppost – the last of my pink roses.  One large and lush . . .

And, one just a bud, with promise for yet another blossom ‘ere the frost looming on the horizon.

But, unlike the last of the pinks in my 2011 garden – here in Blogworld, with our good Lady Beverly setting the Mr. Linky table – there will ever and always be pinks no matter the season!

Blessings to all – in all the colors of the rainbow – but, of course – especially PINK!

Sharing the Last of my Wildflower Garden Pinks with Beverly on Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound!

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. It’s always hard to say Good-by to the garden that has brought you so much joy and beauty.

  2. I LOVE your pink flowers Kathryn. Such a lovely touch of beauty as the seasons pass. I’m so happy that you are enjoying the last little burst of Pink!

    Jocelyn @

  3. So pretty!

    Would you please visit my PINK too? Thanks a lot!

  4. Hello Sweet Kathyrn…
    I so enjoyed my visit amongst your gorgeous garden blooms, the last of Fall. So pretty and I truly could smell the fragrance. Was the first pink a hollyhock or rose of Sharon? Pretty. You rose is exquisite. Each petal a piece of beauty.

    I loved seeing the pictures past of the dance you and hubbie attened. You looked so precious and hubbie so dapper. I can see what fun you all had. Definitely your cup of tea sweet friend. I too, would have enjoyed that.

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

  5. Oh, how sweet and lovely…standing there all by itself! Holding on for as long as possible! The bottom rose is so vibrant! I hope the little bud has a chance to open before frost! Thanks for sharing, Kathy. Have a good weekend!
    Hugs, Cindy

  6. Love the pretty rose! And the bud! Roses are special, aren’t they?

  7. Any bloom you have remaining, keep it and enjoy. The Texas drought took its toll on mine.

  8. Even though we have had snow – some things are still blooming! Your flowers are really lovely and isn’t gardening a delight!

  9. Miss Kathy,
    A sweet farwell to summer with our stroll through the last of your pinks! Your pictures are lovely.


  10. Sweet pinks and their last hurrah before heading into hibernation. Thankfully, they’ll return again in the spring! What a blessing and sweet reminder of the Lord’s faithfulness!

  11. It’s hard to kill off a rose,they are tough as old boots and your stand alone pink flower looks so proud,as if it’s saying “I dare you to pull me out” LOL x happy pink saturday xx

  12. Hi Kathryn, Bless your sweet husband’s heart for letting it be. Something sweet and special about that last little rosebud…xo Debra

  13. The eleventh hour pinks – how prettily they proudly stand. They served you well for the summer, and now are ready for a rest.

    And yes, thank goodness that the pink is always in bloom at Beverly’s. Hope to share some pink again soon.

    Ta-ta for now,
    Marianne xo

  14. Nice flowers, beautiful blog! Bravo! 🙂

  15. Awww, how sweet…a ‘hold out’! I would not have the heart to uproot it either. Enjoy your Sunday~

  16. Oh!Happy Day! Pink Day; that is..and late as usual ….I will spend most of the rest of this week-end skipping all over blog land…God Bless You All..and I mean really bless you!

  17. Tickled pink.

    Yes, Blog Land will continue the *season* of blooming – but I will eagerly look forward to the new blossoms next year.

    To everything there is a season.


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