Friday, April 30, 2010

What's pink or white now but will eventually be red all over?

Strawberries! 
Happy Pink Saturday everyone! I'm so thrilled to be sharing pictures of my strawberry plants,
they are fun and I think a little different.
What's special about these is, they bloom pink instead of white. 
This is my third season with them, so pretty. 
My local supermarket was selling these plants in 3" hanging baskets for $12.99 each-yikes! I told the floral manager, if you get to the point of reducing them I'll buy every one you have, but they are not worth more than $1 each to me. Less than two weeks later I walked out with 10 plants. They are everbearing, which means I get one large crop around early June then I get a nice amount of "stragglers" throughout the rest of the summer. They send runners everywhere and it's a fun challenge to "guide" them where I want them.
Nothing like walking out to the garden and eating a berry or two while enjoying the weather. 
Oh, and they don't make a bad daiquiri either!
Have a happy day!

29 comments:

  1. boy, I want to go shopping with you, you seem to hit it just right.

    The blooms are so pretty, I have never seen the flowers on those plants, the blooms are quite lovely. Happy harvesting in June.

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  2. You lucky girl..you know how to bargain and save a few dollars. Save me enough berries for my cereal.

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  3. That's what I do with tomato plants, too...so expensive, but I always get a deal!
    How pretty-never saw pink strawberry flowers before-lovely to look at and anticipate the sweetness to come...

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  4. How beautiful and what a great price! I've got one strawberry in my herb garden that is almost ready to eat. I'm just waiting for it to be that perfect deep red. Hope a bird doesn't beat me to it. Happy PS!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  5. Love the pink strawberry blooms. You are quite a thrifty shopper. I love strawberries. It would be great to just walk into the garden and pick a few.

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  6. Never saw pink strawberries! Wonderful!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  7. Home grown strawberries are just the best!

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  8. I cannot remember seeing pink blooms on strawberry plants. One thing for sure they make a great feature for Pink Saturday. You seem to have a knack for dealing with people too.

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  9. Pink? Oh they simply have to taste better with pink blossoms. They just have to.

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  10. How unusual, and so pretty! Do they taste any different than the usual strawberry plants? More intense... more PINK?

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  11. Hi I found your blog from The White Bench. your blog is very nice and well you reeled me in with pink strawberry blooms. I have never seen them before. Take care and have a great weekend.

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  12. What gorgeous plants! So glad you got them at a reduced price. Thanks for visiting me this morning. I just now got my today's Pink Saturday post published. Better late than never I suppose!! ♥

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  13. I've never seen strawberry plants with pink flowers! It's strawberry season here and it is my favorite time of the year!!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  14. Happy Pink Saturday sweetie...
    What beautiful plants you bought. What a deal, see if they only reduce prices then they will sell them. Sometimes these stores get so greedy with prices. I am thrilled you held off and got the deal of the century. They look so healthy and beautiful. Great dealing on your part.

    Can't wait to see the strawberries these produce. Thank you for sharing such wonderful beauty today. Made my heart sing sweetie.

    Have a beautiful Pink Saturday filled with happiness and sunshine. Country hugs, Sherry

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  15. I can't remember ever having seen a strawberry plant with pink flowers -- lovely! :)

    Happy Pink Saturday,
    Birgit

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  16. OMG! How unusual and pretty!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Monica.

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  17. Pretty strawberry plants and just think about those big red strawberries you'll be eating soon.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  18. Good Afternoon and Happy Pink Saturday! Wow you did good! Those are pretty and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing! Jenn

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  19. Happy PS! Yummy fresh strawberries!
    Please stop by for a visit soon and enter my Mother's Day giveaway!

    Valrie

    http://poemsmyway-valrie.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh I love fresh strawberries!! I had a huge patch of them when I lived in NM and they were the best! What a great deal you got!! I bought some at Lowes a few weeks ago- the blossoms were so unusual I just had to have them!

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  21. There's no such thing as a bad daquiri in my book.. right?! I had to become a follower when I saw the dutch baby recipe.. I'm making that tomorrow for our house guest. Happy Pink Saturday, and thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs, Peggy x

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  22. What a pretty post. Perfect for Pink Saturday/May Day!

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  23. Beautiful strawberry plants. I have some like them, but it is still early spring here and mine are not yet blooming. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  24. Delicious - and pretty! Happy late Pink Saturday!

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  25. Oh, my goodness! How wonderful and sweet! I love strawberries and how in the world did you talk them down to $1 a plant? I'd love to go shopping with you.
    Thanks for popping by!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. OMGosh..this brings back great memories...when I was a kid, my mom always planted strawberries..she planted them on little hills and my brother and I would go out, pick a few, wipe the dirt off and sit right there in the garden and eat them. My mom would just smile...pretty sure she planted them just for us to enjoy out there, together.
    Wow, I would love to have some plants...think I'll check into it tomorrow. Is it too late to plant them?

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  27. wow - that's beyond a great bargain. Pretty pink blooms and strawberries all season long! :) Nancy

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  28. You did get a great buy!! Our supermarket would have kept that high price on them right up until they died and dumped them in the trash! Hope you had a great Pink Sat!!! dana

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