Thursday, October 6, 2016

Pink Flowers For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Get your pink on .... from flowers still growing in the garden.

Pinks, lavenders, mauves ... I love mixing them up. Tall lavender Phlox and dark pink Impatiens brighten up any corner of the garden.

Pink Yarrow is still hanging in there. Yarrow is such an easy care flower. They bloom happily in even the driest conditions.

Mums are definitely Autumn flowers. They come in a variety of colors, but I'm partial to the dark mauve ones. 

Coneflowers are now past their prime ... but they were so bright and cheery from August through late September.

My Mini Roses are my favorites ... especially my pink ones. I grow them in pots and overwinter them each year. This coming winter will be their 6th year that they will be snoozing in the garage.

As you can tell, I love pink flowers. Pink Roses are flowers often used to honor those who have lost their battle with Breast Cancer ... those who are currently fighting the fight ... and the survivors of the dreaded disease.

I  am a Survivor. I was diagnosed with Stage 1 - Triple Negative Breast Cancer in August 2016.  I had a lumpectomy in September 2016. Started Chemotherapy (4 rounds total) in October 2016, and began radiation treatments in early January 2017 which ended at the end of February. 

I am proud to wear the Pink!! If you would like to read about my journey check out my blog Janie's Journey With Breast Cancer.

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