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Rhododendron mucronulatum 'Cornell Pink'
I guess that today is 'Pretty in Pink' in preparation for Valentine's Day! What is pinker than a 'Cornell Pink'? Love this shrub. It is the one of the first flowering shrubs to bloom in the spring. This one bloomed on April 24th. The next pink to show color is this corydalis. Well, maybe it is a bit purple too but I like it and it does have a pink effect! Moving right along the pink vein, is this flowering cherry, Prunus 'Crimson Cascade', which is bright, magenta pink! Gotta love it! How about the emerging pink foliage of Dicentra spectabilis? This certainly qualifies as pink and it promises even more which it delivers with aplomb! Flowering almond is a beautiful baby pink although the shape of this shrub, I find a bit gawky. Then there is the Bergenia cordifolia which is generally planted for the foliage rather than the flowers. They are pink though. The emerging foliage of the Rhus typina 'Tiger Eyes' also has some pink tones in it and it is beautiful in all the seasons. Epimedium rubrum has dainty pink floating flowers hanging among the wiry stems. This crabapple has many different shades of pink. My son gave me this crabapple for Mother's Day. I love it! This pulmonaria has pink buds which turn to blue. What could be better than that! Many thanks to Angela at Cottage Magpie for her pink inspiration! I find that most of my pink is spring blooming. I'll have to address that this season with more summer and fall pinks! What is pink in your garden?
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