Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The garden is full of amazing scents now. Herbs are especially nice about releasing a wonderful aroma when touched. Thyme , basil, rosemary , lemon verbena, savory, sage , mints, Valerian,catnip are all are a treat to work around. Today it is these Sweet Pinks, Dianthus x hybida, 'Rainbow Lovliness', that releases its sweet fragrance to the wind and captures your attention. It's a sweet spicy smell similar to carnations. The frilly flowers are so delicate and beautiful that they could get by on just the way they look, but they don't have to. This is our second year with these flowers. They were started from seed. This plant actually takes my breath away!