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fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

April 12, 2009
9:22 PM

Post #6400364

I got an REAL accidental shot, that turned out fun! this is my D, Barbatus which is halfopen in this profile. i was trying to capture its progression as I am keeping record so I know when they bloom (all the Dainthus) My pinks are opening too.

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lrwells50
(Lynn) Paris, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 13, 2009
2:31 AM

Post #6401683

Mine have been blooming for a few weeks - I have no idea what this one is called.

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fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

April 14, 2009
3:27 AM

Post #6406940

What a GREAT mass of color~I can try to find the name. my Pinks look scraggly compared to those!
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 14, 2009
3:29 AM

Post #6406948

Mine survived the winter looking good and are just beginning to open, I'm pleased and will have to get more.
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

April 14, 2009
3:34 AM

Post #6406966

Thats Great they survived Winter~ mine get scragglier each year, so I put down several seed types this Spring to see what I can do to help fill in wth the Alyssum...
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 14, 2009
3:36 AM

Post #6406975

I sat the pots in the top of the compost heap, but the tops weren't covered. They stayed green all winter despite the cold, ice and snow.
happyNdirt
Summertown, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 14, 2009
4:14 PM

Post #6408795

Mine have started to perk up and green out more after I moved them out of another bed with too much shade - I do think they like their new, sunnier spot! I'm hoping for blooms, soon!
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

April 15, 2009
11:41 PM

Post #6415947

We just had the COLDEST storm (on record for LV I think) blow thru~! it ws baqck i n the 30s after I got sunburned in the 80s. I am glad Dianthus is Tough! Today after work I noticed another Sweet William opening a couple little blooms this one is a mixed color just like yours in Paris, Irwells56~!
:D
lrwells50
(Lynn) Paris, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2009
11:59 PM

Post #6416058

Carnations I can't remember the name of

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lrwells50
(Lynn) Paris, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2009
12:00 AM

Post #6416063

And my cheddar pinks have just exploded in the last few days

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fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2009
12:04 AM

Post #6416084

THAT IS GREAT! How did you get them to spread so well, they look so much healthier than my pinks. What is the soil like for them?
:D
lrwells50
(Lynn) Paris, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 16, 2009
12:12 AM

Post #6416122

I think this is their 5th year, and they have spread pretty well. I like them because of the different colored foliage. After they've bloomed I'll weedeat them, and they'll bloom again in the fall. As far as the soil, we're right on the dividing line of sandy loam and clay, but we're mostly sandy loam.
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2009
5:41 AM

Post #6417407

I probably need to mix some more compost in the ground we are very sandy here. thanks! I love the field of them look, like you can imagine a field of poppies with these, next to it!
:D
pandora125
Symsonia, KY
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2009
4:19 PM

Post #6428111

here are mine, they stayed green all winter

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lrwells50
(Lynn) Paris, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2009
4:25 PM

Post #6428124

I love that color, pandora125.
pandora125
Symsonia, KY
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2009
4:32 PM

Post #6428144

Irwells, thanks, i do too, i think dianthus is a keeper! :)
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

April 19, 2009
5:58 PM

Post #6432613

Here's a shot of the first one with the Guara planted next to it.

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Smokey_SC
Piedmont, SC
(Zone 7b)

April 19, 2009
9:39 PM

Post #6433439

Irwells, yours is Sweet William. I have it too.
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

April 20, 2009
5:36 AM

Post #6435526

I think that was clever to use the heat Cathy to keep the roots/plant warm, for winter~! I never remember that heat is there unless I am turning over piles of leaves in late fall, and they are warmer on the bottom than on top! I have a compost corner in the back of my yard I throw grounds and old tea as well as deadheaded flowers there every year all year. I just cleaned it out for spring, and it was great filler.
:Darren
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2009
1:31 PM

Post #6436344

Thanks fernman, I put all my pots in there. I don't know if it keeps them warm, but I have lots of things that shouldn't make it through the winter that do. Some are buried deeper, like the strawberry pots & blueberry bushes. They are covered with about 3 inches of leaves.
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

April 20, 2009
4:40 PM

Post #6437140

yes absolutely! the compost decomposing pust off heat (hence: global warming) and helped them stay warmwe! its suncha great idea and why they always suggest to compost over and around the Bulbs in winter great work!
DenverJude
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 3, 2009
2:48 AM

Post #6495447

Mine are starting to bloom too. The plants stayed green all winter here (z 5b). the type I have look identical to pandora125's http://tinyurl.com/ce52ou .
I don't know the species or cultivar. I picked them up as a $2 6-pack of 'annual pinks' at Lowes 4 years ago.
lrwells50
(Lynn) Paris, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2009
2:55 AM

Post #6495468

A picture I took today before the tornado warnings - don't know what it'll look like tomorrow

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fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2009
3:46 AM

Post #6495657

hope they make it great raspberry brightness! my sweet william pinks opened up all the way this is half the plant, still looking for the other picture~

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susandonb1141
Triad(for a few more, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2009
1:30 PM

Post #6496536

Mine are 2 years old this year and have gotten huge and have lots of buds, no blooms yet, will post when they do.
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2009
3:22 PM

Post #6496969

great look forward to seeing them!
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2009
9:33 PM

Post #6498484

Here's Itsaul White.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 3, 2009
9:34 PM

Post #6498490

I love the lacy flowers.
(But it's hard to get them in focus!).

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dpoitras
Upstate, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2009
10:53 AM

Post #6506239

I don't have any of these but have been thinking of putting some in my garden. After seeing these pictures I so want some.

The pic's look like they are planted in full sun?
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

May 5, 2009
4:46 PM

Post #6507507

LOL i just ordered some~ they are suposed to have full sun, yes...
dpoitras
Upstate, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 6, 2009
10:48 AM

Post #6511388

Are these considered annuals in my zone 5a??
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2009
6:59 PM

Post #6513266

I'd think you would have to have them in containers with Grrreat drainage,and overwinter them proected...
pandora125
Symsonia, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 14, 2009
12:34 AM

Post #6545326

more dianthus, i guess. they have a faint sweet fragrance(like sweet william), they are tough! they stayed green all winter, and i didnt mulch, we had a harsh winter this year.

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susandonb1141
Triad(for a few more, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 14, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #6545535

I have loads of buds and the plants got huge this year. No blooms yet though.
lrwells50
(Lynn) Paris, TX
(Zone 7b)

May 14, 2009
1:24 AM

Post #6545541

Mine are pretty much finished. Time to weedeat the tops, and I might get some more blooms.
fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2009
3:02 PM

Post #6547464

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=6545326 Great colors here!!!!!!
:D
DenverJude
Denver, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2009
11:49 PM

Post #6549513

My dianthus are fully blooming. These are planted on the slope next the stairs. They stayed green all winter. I don't know what variety these are - I bought them in a 6-pack of 'annual' dianthus 4 years ago.

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fernman23
HENDERSON, NV
(Zone 9a)

May 15, 2009
5:11 PM

Post #6552526

looks like could be ''flashing light'' but there are so many, lol
http://www.dianeseeds.com/dianthus-deltoides.html
have a great one!!! ...mine need trimming too, Irwells50, time for reblooms I hope!
:D

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