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Pretty in pink (astilbes)

From my northern California backyard, the astilbes near the birdbath welcome all our feathered friends.

 

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Re: Pretty in pink (astilbes)

@Homegirl I've seen those when I lived in So. Cal. but never knew the name. Very pretty!

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So pretty!

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Very pretty!  I love the ferny texture, and the pink is beautifully delicate.  I also love a birdbath with a cobalt blue bottom, like the deep blue sea.

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Re: Pretty in pink (astilbes)

They even grow in Nova Scotia.  @Lilysmom has some in her garden there.  If I remember correctly, hers are a darker red.  A lovely plant altogether no matter what color, @lovemygrands Woman Happy

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@Homegirl  Thanks for the pic!  I don't think that I have ever seen them, but they are so pretty and I am going to look for them at my local garden center.

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Re: Pretty in pink (astilbes)

Thanks for the lovely pictures.  I love astilbe and have planted several varieties over the years, but they always struggle for me.  Don't think they like it here on the great plains.  Yours are very pretty.

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@tototwo  Astilbe like shade to part sun. They struggle in areas of a lot of sun. Mine are situated on eastern & northern exposures & beneath a magnolia mixed with hostas. I do have 2 on a southern exposure but it’s next to the garden shed (Deutschland).

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Re: Pretty in pink (astilbes)

@Homegirl I really enjoy that color.  Such a dainty shade of pink.  I have an astilbe that is doing beautifully, but hasn't bloomed yet.   I would love to add more, if you can recall the color I'd appreciate it.  Thanks.