“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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Tho it's more PINK than 'ruby' there are some ruby red overtones in the blossoms. I show you my RUBY TUESDAY for the week. This is a photo of one of our patio flower pots that are now coming back to life since the cooler nights. The flowering plant is Dianthus...what my grandmother and mother called "Sweet Williams". Guess today it's quite redundant since they mean the very same....I LOVE the fragrance of these flowers...like carnation! And these lovely single petal blossoms are much more hardy than carnations. They, like carnations, form a very similar seed pod and quite profusely I might add. They do well in shade and full sun, but to get a more productive plant...partial shade is ideal.










POSTED: Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 [early post on Monday]
12:01 A.M.

31 comments :

  1. I like your dianthus. Great colors, so bright. I think Sweet William is a subset of dianthus, as in, a Sweet William is a dianthus, but not all dianthus are Sweet William. But don't take my word for that.

    Happy Ruby Tuesday and love to see the Scarecrow, one of my favorite Oz characters.

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  2. Hi Neighbor, your flowers are pretty. The pig Latin converter works good although I can do pig Latin in my sleep.
    Happy RT! Please drop in on my blog to see a pretty red 1950 Mercury Convertible.
    ..

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  3. Pig Latin - hadn't thought of that since grade school!
    Love Sweet William! Pretty Shot Annie!

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  4. Gorgeous flowers, delicate with a loud pink visage. The perfect flora for RT!

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  5. Very nice flowers for a Ruby Tuesday.

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  6. Beautiful flowers, ma'am.....
    Happy Ruby!!

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  7. Gorgeous flowers, Anni. Perfect for Ruby Tuesday. Have a great day.

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  8. Pink.... Ruby.... they are gorgeous non-the-less, stunning color Anni!

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  9. These look really robust - I guess they're garden flowers?

    I photograph as many wildflowers as I can come across, and in the Spring/early Summer we have lots of pinks (dianthus) in our fields. They're much wispier than these, but I love their bold variegation and Atom Ant positivity!

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  10. that song always makes me dance hahah sandy

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  11. Such a lot you had to say,
    Read it - enjoyed - without delay,
    You did it as is always your way,
    An excellent post today

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  12. i love dianthus and what a sweet smell indeed :)

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  13. Sweet Williams have such a wonderful smell indeed. happy Ruby Tuesday.

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  14. You know I have not been back since your beautiful new look and am so pleased to take a moment tonight to do so. Ruby Tuesday! what a lovely photo.

    Lee-Ann

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  15. The flower is beautiful...Happy RT Anni! Mine is up...

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  16. Lovely Sweet Williams.
    Happy Ruby Tuesday Annie.

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  17. new orleans... still on the bucket list. hubby's too.... and that ruby red, wow, what a spot of brilliant colour!

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  18. Anni, Your flowers are absolutely beautiful. Grandma grew Sweet William. I had some many years ago, but they didn't winter well. I think if I had planted them in a different spot they would have done better...maybe next year.

    Wishing you and Bud a great day.
    Blessings,
    Mary

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  19. Lovely Dianthus blossom. I used to grow them but haven't for a while. Maybe next year? As for Pig Latin ... it's a fluent second language for me even now ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  20. Oh what a lovely image of scarecrow :0)

    Thanks for stopping by this morning and visiting me. My mom is to honest for me to draw and peak at the same time lol. Take care sweety.

    Hugs,
    Heidi

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  21. I think the smells are from all the fabulous restaurants.

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  22. Good HOTS... we could go on for days with things that rhymn with way... huh?

    Mine's up now... I have 2 posts today... if you can, read both. http://doingthemathcountingmyblessings.blogspot.com/

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  23. OMG Pig Latin...I had forgotten all about that. LOL. Great read. Your photos is wonderful. happy RT to you :)

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  24. Anni, I love your new look! Your Heads or Tails is cute. I'm not so clever with the rhyming. I tried pig-latin on my hubby and he had never heard of it. Can you imagine?!

    I love the dianthus, too. My MIL calls them Sweet William, but my grandmother called them Pinks. Back in the 50s and 60s when I was just a sprout, G'ma had a large bed of pinks. I don't remember for sure, but it seemed like she had 10 different colors. Probably only 4 or 5. Our childhood memories always seem so much bigger than they really were.

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  25. I remember that old New Orleans song! Boy, that's an oldie. Beautiful Sweet William. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

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  26. Ah, Sweet William! That is one of the first flowers I ever planted in my very own flower garden. I was in college & a bunch of us rented a big old house with a big old yard.

    That house burned down a few years back but the foundation is still there and my Sweet Williams from all those years ago still bloom around it.

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  27. I love the deep hue of the flowers

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  28. I enjoyed your post, and that flower is simply beautiful.

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  29. Omigosh, Pig Latin...I had SO forgotten about that! lol I don't know if I should thank you or smack you for reminding me! LOL It used to drive me crazy!!!

    I have Sweet Williams growing in my Faerie Garden, as well as in my other flowerbeds and I agree, they are such beautiful flowers. The seed comes from my late mother in law who used to grow them at her house before she sold the house and moved into a Senior Citizen Home.

    Now I'm heading for bed, humming Way Down Yonder In New Orleans....xoxo

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