The word "pink" comes from Dianthus, commonly called pinks. And they were called "pinks" due to their pinked edges (think: pinking shears).
|Dianthus a.k.a Pinks|
Shakespeare first used "pink" in the sense of "the best of," as "the pink of health" or "tickled pink."
The best qualities are the Divine Abodes, also called the Heavenly Houses or the Sublime States:
- Appreciative Joy or Gladness
I was tickled pink to be at the Bulb Show with some of my best girlfriends.
Tickled pink--another word for joy.
Photos from wiseacre-gardens.com and parkwholesaleplants.com