Monday, April 20, 2015

Pinks in the Cottage Garden

A flower that fits perfectly in a cottage style garden is Dianthus, commonly called Pinks. They can be perennials in many places.
And they're filly flowers are so cheerful and attractive to butterflies, Hummingbirds, and Hummingbird moths.
Sadly, they don't seem to survive here in West Texas for longer than 2-3 years. I suspect the hard water has something to do with that.
I got several pots on clearance for $1 in late fall at Lowe's and not only did they survive but they're blooming like crazy.
They also have a nice spicy clove scent. Every cottage garden should have scented flowers. More so when one has a strolling garden that's meant to be traveled regularly.
 Have you planted any pinks in your garden?

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