Friday, April 23, 2010

Dianthus gratianopolitanus...

After waiting impatiently, you know, fidgeting, tapping my foot, waiting impatiently, for Spring to get here, it is now racing along incredibly fast with me running very slowly behind, calling, "W-a-i-t -- f-o-r -- m-e-e-e-e." The weeds are huge, the tomatoes not yet planted (gasp), and a myriad of garden things that should have been done already, still not done.

I looked out of my window this morning to see a beautiful thing. A charming wood elf (dressed in more convention clothing, but a wood elf just the same) was enjoying my garden. What a lovely way to start the day.

These are my Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Bath's Pink.' A neighbor on a nearby road has a huge clump of these that I take pleasure in seeing each Spring, so I decided to start my own clump. And I, along with the wood elf, are enjoying this wonderfully fragrant, delightfully attractive flower.

Have a beautiful day!


Anonymous said...

Is your Wood Elf available on loan? I have some Spring flowers that would like to be thoroughly enjoyed too. *grin*

sweet bay said...

I feel *exactly* the same way about spring that you do. It has come on like a freight train and it really is hard to keep up.

I agree that Bath's Pink is delightful!