Here's a lovely representation of "Pink Saturday" for you..
You can call me Heather! Or, botanically speaking it's Calluna vulgaris. A popular evergreen ornamental shrub because of their low maintenance. Heather is a plant native to western and northern Europe, thriving in hard cold weather and marginal, rocky soil. For those of us in the United States however, they don't particularly like the hot summers, thus keeping on a good watering schedule is important as well as planting in a well drained soil. Heather will appreciate at least a half days worth of sun as anything less will make her stretch and loose her color. On average, heather plants grow to be between 8 - 20 inches tall and 2-3 feet wide. If you're thinking of doing a mass planting of these beauties, make sure you plant them at least 3 feet away from their siblings and at least 2 feet away from other shrubs. They like good air circulation. If you're a bee keeper, you'll want to check Heather out as she is a real honey of a plant! Heather flowers early spring and is also available in white!
Of course I have to throw in something a little fun for Beverly's Pink Saturday so I thought I'd share this little "Bee Happy Dancing Flower" we got into to work recently.. This is the cutest dancing flower you've ever seen.. Solar powered it twists and turns and delights us all!