Saturday, April 11, 2009


I planted Dianthus 'Firewitch' late in the season last year expecting it to bloom in the late spring this year. I forgot that in Texas the seasons that plants are actually in bloom are quite different than what is usually foretold in most of the catalogs. It began blooming for me late winter rather than late spring. I was hoping it would be in bloom while the Pink Skullcap to the left in the photo would be in full bloom. I'm afraid it will be finished when the Skullcap starts going mad. I've trimmed off all the spent blooms of the Dianthus hoping that maybe some will still be in bloom. I'm glad the Johnny Jump-ups are in full swing, at least, so that the hot pink blooms can bounce off the purples and yellows.

1 comment:

NellJean said...

Those are so pretty together. I've not tried Firewitch -- beautiful color! My pinks have such a wonderful fragrance.

Doesn't it just drive you wild sometimes, trying to coordinate bloom times? I go back through years past pics and make notes, trying to line up who's next, and they still don't dance together. I am getting better at staging.