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I resisted Pinterest for as long as I could. At some point, one simply has to put the social networking down and back slowly away from the computer.  But then I had an actual use for it, and that’s when I folded.

I’m creating a new garden (more about that in a minute) and I actually needed (well.  Needed in the way one needs anything related to a garden) a place to store ideas and plans. Pinterest was, of course, the exact right place to do that.

I’d been a Pinterest spectator for a while, but it wasn’t until I joined that I really started noticing what all our friends are doing there.

Like Debra Lee Baldwin’s gorgeous board of decorative glass.

And Dee Nash’s collection of espalier ideas.

And Rebecca Sweet’s vertical gardens.

And Willi Galloway’s chickens.

And Genevieve Schmidt’s goth garden.

And Jayme Jenkin’s garden cocktails.

And Susan Morrison’s lawn-free gardens.

And–well, I could go on.  Good stuff, that’s what I’m saying.

What sent me off the deep end on Pinterest was this:  I was choosing colors for a cocktail-themed garden I’m building, and as I was choosing paint colors for the fence, I realized that a lot of paint colors are named after iconic cocktails and their ingredients.  You can get a paint color called Whiskey Sour, Negroni, Gimlet, Bloody Mary, or Cosmopolitan.  If you want to mix your own, there are paint colors called Grenadine, Orange Bitters, Rye, Dark Rum, and Lemon Zest.

So I lost an entire evening to the create of a Pinterest board of paint colors with cocktail names.  The combination you see here is Margarita:  Tequila Lime, Orange Liqueur, and Crushed Ice.

And here’s an Old-Fashioned:  Bourbon, Orange Bitters, Maraschino Cherry, Sugar Cube:

and this is a Mojito:  Rum, Lime Juice, Spearmint, Sugar Cube, Soda Water, Crushed Ice:

Okay, I’ll stop now.  You see what Pinterest does to people?

I’ll keep you updated on the cocktail garden as it progresses. Oh, and myperfectcolor.com is the brilliant, Pinterest-friendly site where I found all these paint colors, btw.

Posted by

Amy Stewart
on August 1, 2012 at 4:21 am, in the category Drink This, Feed Me.