Here's what the dianthus looked like at their peak in early June, with 'Prairie Breeze' Buck roses (I grew the 200 or so dianthus from seed in 2012 and they are still going strong, despite my clay soil):
|June 2014. What a lovely time of year!|
|A closeup of June's magnificence.|
Anyway, I was quite delighted to find even a fraction of their earlier blooms repeating this late in the year, and the fragrance is still every bit as delicious as it was before. So I picked a selection from the mixed variety and brought them inside for a miniature posy bouquet (it's only about 3" tall in the vase). The spicy-sweet scent is just the thing I need at this time of year.
|Another view from a different side, showing all the different|
beautiful colors and shapes of the flowers in the mix.
This is time to enjoy the late flowers in our gardens. You never know what might surprise you by blooming when you least expect it.
Thanks for reading! -Beth