A Week Of Flowers – Day Four

Dianthus Ideal Select Mix

Already we are midway into A Week of Flowers hosted by Cathy of Words and Herbs. She has invited us to share a colorful flower or two to brighten up these early days of December.

I finally purchased a few years ago a dianthus mix that is perennial here.  It was blooming in early April this year and provided interest throughout the summer. Though not as showy now as in these images, after several weeks with nights below freezing the plants continue to flower. Our weather has warmed again this week and it really does feel spring-like here in piedmont North Carolina. It was actually a lovely day here yesterday, 73F. and sunny, but more cold weather is lurking before spring.

Dianthus Ideal Select Mix

For an uplifting color boost this week visit Cathy in Bavaria at Words and Herbs to see flowers from around the globe.

 

 

22 thoughts on “A Week Of Flowers – Day Four

  1. Cathy

    A gorgeous splash of pink Susie! And amazing that they are still producing some flowers. I like to have some near the front door in summer as they smell so nice. 😃

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      It’s very pink! I’m not sure this mix is as fragrant as the old-fashioned ones. Will have to make a point to detect the scent. They have made a nice ground cover.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      The dianthus provided a colorful (almost neon) backdrop this summer. Must try to see if these are highly scented. I know they should be but not certain this mix is.

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  2. Kris P

    Pink seems to be big on Day 4 of this meme! Temperatures also appear to be warmer in your part of the country than mine at the moment. I love Dianthus, which is a cool season bloomer here that sadly dies out under summer’s hot, dry conditions.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Pink isn’t my favorite color but I do have a lot of pinks that I love. It’s only 61F today; still very dry here. You probably had more rain than I this summer.

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      1. pbmgarden Post author

        Maybe timing and maybe weather. Last year was completely soggy and this year was completely dry and where was I? Not spending much time in the garden!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Yes, they are intense in the sunlight. There are a few different colors planted in the area and they all blend well. I would probably just choose white but either it wasn’t available or didn’t survive.

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