Monday, July 20, 2009

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Welcome! One of my favorite shade plants for adding a real pop of color is astilbe. The blooms are beautiful even from far off and they come in lots of different colors and heights.
I got this lovely pink one this year. It's about 18 inches and bloomed a little before the others but it was close to blooming when I bought it.
This more purple with red stems is about the same height as the last one. It is also a very striking color.
This is a close up of a light pink. As you can see it is really a variegated pink and white. It is actually even shorter than the other 2, about 12 inches.
The tallest astilbe I have is the white. It is about two and a half to three feet tall. It really adds a bright spot to the darkest area of the shade garden.
The last 3 I have had for a few years and are in the older part of the shady area. They remind me of cotton candy. I will definitely get more colors as I find them.
So what's bloomin' where you are planted? If you'd like to join the tour just add your name and permalink to Mr Linky and add a link to this post on your blog. Everyone is welcome, weather you grew them or not.
Have fun on the walk thru the gardens. You won't even get tired out!





7 comments:

Aiyana said...

Very pretty! This is new to me, but then, you have many that I'm not familiar with. I like the pinky purple variety with the red stems the best. It looks hot pink on my monitor!
Aiyana

Darla said...

Very nice, I have seen these but do not have any....

Dee said...

I had never even heard of astilbe until your blog but it is beautiful!! Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!@

Sue said...

I LOVE the different shades of pinks and how all of these beautiful plants. They are such an awesome contract to the greenry in the shade. Thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

I love astilbe in the shade garden!!! The fluffy blooms are wonderful:)

Kristin said...

I love everything in your garden!

~~Rhonda said...

Jean, I wish we had as many astilbe plants as you do! Such a pretty flower. We have a few pink and a white one. They're on my "want list." :) ~~Rhonda