Suddenly....

All the pink flowers are blooming. Take a stroll with me through the garden, and let's admire all the different forms this color takes - from the palest, most delicate, almost white pink, to nearly scarlet pink.

 Hollyhocks

Hollyhocks

 Bachelor's Buttons

Bachelor's Buttons

 Sticky Monkey Flower

Sticky Monkey Flower

 true Geranium

true Geranium

 Rose

Rose

 Penstemon

Penstemon

 Echium

Echium

 Digiplexis

Digiplexis

 Rose

Rose

 Coral Bells

Coral Bells

 Nasturtium

Nasturtium

 Huckleberry

Huckleberry

 Cuphea

Cuphea

 Stachys

Stachys

 Penstemon

Penstemon

 Euphorbia

Euphorbia

 Poppy

Poppy

 Lupine

Lupine

 Salvias

Salvias

 Oregano

Oregano

 no idea

no idea

 Iris

Iris

Flowers get their pink color from anthocyanins, the same thing that makes blueberries blue, or kales purple.  Anthocyanins are thought to be a protection for the plant somehow. Not sure how that relates to flowers, but I sure do enjoy looking at them.