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Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2007
6:55 PM

Post #3630160

Small flowers that "pack a lot of punch".

Are you growing any Dianthus? Let's see them!

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Peckhaus
Long Island, NY
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2007
8:00 PM

Post #3630385

Shirley, your dianthus look great! Do you get second flush of blooms if you cut them back after the first? I grew some dianthus from seed this year, so they are still small plants, but I have great hopes for them.
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2007
9:15 PM

Post #3630636

Peckhaus: Thanks so much! All my Dianthus was wintersown from seed. They put down a lot of root growth during the first year (2006) and rewarded me with beautiful blooms in their second year (2007). Yes, if you dead head spent flowers and give them a bit more fertilizer, they will reward you with more glorious blooms. Your patience will pay off next year when they put on a beautiful show of color for you!

woodspirit1

woodspirit1
Lake Toxaway, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 18, 2007
11:13 PM

Post #3631054

Oh shirley! What is that one in the middle of the lower tier of pictures? Do you have enough of it to divide and let me have a piece? I have several things to trade. Please d-mail me.
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 19, 2007
1:18 AM

Post #3631533

Thanks woodspirit1. It is Dianthus, 'Sooty'.
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2007
5:42 PM

Post #3641625

this photo was about three weeks ago.

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gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2007
5:43 PM

Post #3641630

A nice red.

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Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 21, 2007
7:18 PM

Post #3641959

Gorgeous gardengus! I love the shape and color of the red one in particular. Do you know the names of your Dianthus? Did you buy them as plants or grow them from seed? Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2007
10:31 PM

Post #3642751

The red one is Desmond . The pink one is spotlight, One of my favorites ,has a nice blue- gray mound even after a hair cut. This is a photo from today.

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gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2007
10:33 PM

Post #3642758

Oh ,they are probably from Bluestone,last year.
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2007
6:45 PM

Post #3646023

Thanks for the names and info, gardengus. Not only does Dianthus have beautiful flowers, but I think the foliage is equally as lovely.
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2007
8:09 PM

Post #3646311

I read above your's was wintersown. I tried wintersowing for the first time this year,only a dozen or so things, was your germination rate good ? And where did you get the seed from? I ask because some things were too good and now I have 30+ little columbine some still in pots.Others didn't come up at all like my geranium.
staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2007
1:58 AM

Post #3647454

Got a great first bloom. Gave 'er a haircut a bit ago and seeing a few bud's popping up.
I got a great second bloom last year. The red dianthus next to the pink is a nursery mistake. Was supposed to be pink also. Threw off my whole pink, purple theme but I don't have the heart to rip it out.

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Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2007
2:12 AM

Post #3647525

I received the majority of Dianthus seeds from trades and from http://www.dianeseeds.com All the Dianthus did extremely well via the wintersowing method.

Aquilegia (Columbine) is another perennial that does well via this method. I have several different varieties of this beautiful woodland plant.

Geranium ssp. 'Silver Shadows' was wintersown & planted in my garden, but I'll probably have to wait until next year to see it bloom.

Yes, some seeds take longer than others to germinate and I still have some containers that haven't shown any sprouts yet and others that are badly in need of planting out, which I will do this Fall.
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2007
2:22 AM

Post #3647569

Gorgeous staceysmom! Talk about a great flush of color(s)! Is this their 1st year of bloom?
staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2007
2:35 PM

Post #3648650

Thanks Shirley1md, no this is their 2nd year of bloom. It seems it doubled in size since last year. I think it likes it's home.
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

June 25, 2007
1:14 AM

Post #3654235

I would totally agree. It loves its home!

Do you fertilize it? What do you use?

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