The Pink has arrived on my Pinky Winky



Maybe the crazy weather or maybe just the fact that it is a winner.....

This shrub started blooming a few weeks back holding a creamy white flower that catches the eye of everyone who arrives in my part shade garden. This Proven Winners Hydrangea is at the edge of the landscaping that receives a sun most of the early afternoon. I use to think Pinky Winky is an weird name for a shrub that only turns pink in the later part of its life. Once you experience the life cycle of the flowers panicle that continue to produce new white florets at the tip of the pink panicle you will see where it got its name. The spectacular two-toned flower panicles reaches close to 10" on my shrub by the end of the season. I added this shrub to my garden three years ago and love it because there is no maintance like my traditional Hydrangeas. Today this shrub has just begun to put on her PINK so I am going to share here for Fertilize Friday!


Twitter Storm Chaser


Last Night we had more crazy weather come through our area. Thank goodness none of the rotation in the storm touched down in our community that has been struck early this storm season. Here are a few of my Twitter shares that I sent as I captured it via my cell phone. I love sending images from the Midwest Garden and just simple living shares via Twitter this time of year. Stop by and follow me if you Tweet!

15 thoughts on “The Pink has arrived on my Pinky Winky

  1. Pinky Winky is gorgeous (I love hydrangea) ~ the name takes some getting used to, though! lol

    Cool cell phone pics of that impending storm, but they’re kinda “pixely” from where I’m sitting. I’m sure it’s my computer….again. :-)

  2. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Bren, Bren. Bren said: The Pink has arrived just in time for Fertilize Friday Blogger Shares : http://bit.ly/bBSozl Proven Winners / Pinky Winky Shrub < love it! [...]

  3. That is a pretty bloom! I like the storm watch photo. We could use a storm here, we haven’t had rain in weeks!

  4. My Pinky Winky is blooming now, too, but it’s still a pretty small shrub, since I only planted it last year. My best bloomers are my collection of Endless Summer hydrangeas.

    I wondered if you didn’t get the brunt of that storm last night! I could hear the thunder off to the north. We didn’t get much rain out of that either. Just enough to wet the sidewalks. (sad, too)

    • During the weekend we received close to 1″ of rain. I hate to be greedy but we sure could use a little more from the Great One Above! He has the best brewing tea ever! Thanks for stopping by Kylee… enjoy the Pinky!

  5. I LOVE Pinky Winky..but mine didn’t really leaf out this year from last year…think I should cut it back hard this spring?

    • I only cut the ends off. I’m not sure what would happen if you cut it way back. Sounds like something to ‘twitter’ Proven Winners! I’ll get back with you on that!

  6. girl…you always have something to make me jealous when you post! I love that hydrangea! I did finally find an endless summer hydrangea that supports breast cancer…I can’t decide if I should make a new bed for her…or what…but I am super excited! Love the post today…sorry it took so long for me to get here!

    • I love it when you stop by! Do you have a Pinky Winky? We will have to see if we can ship one to Canada for you sweetie! ((HUGS)) I know you have been having computer issues. I can’t believe I have been online as much as I have been to post. MY kitchen was trashed from all the canning. My veggie garden out in the yard ( 40′x60′) needs weeded BIG TIME! I have been spending all my time harvesting and playing in the greenhouse project.
      Talk soon Tootsie!

  7. I love my Winky Pinky hydrangeas.. Planted two plants when they where available in Toronto. Both Winky Pinky have grown into very healthy bushes and changing colours from white to pink right now.
    - Cheers Gisela.

    Shipping plants to Canada is not very easy:(

    • I can image the shipping is not fun for you Gisela. A few ‘bad apples’ had to make shipping to Canada a horrible experience for EVERYONE. It is a shame! I am happy to hear your Pinky Winky is in your garden. It is a fabulous plant to watch all year round. Cheers to you my friend!

  8. [...] flock to Hydrangeas…and it’s no surprise I liken a snapshot of this Pinky Winky Hydrangea tree on standard. Want [...]

  9. [...] Pinky Winky. Last summer I made this gal work too hard for her water–so that’s why you get only a bloom shot. [...]

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