Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pink Saturday #3



It's PINK SATURDAY. My friend Beverly of How Sweet The Sound is again hosting a PINK SATURDAY . Check out her blog and visit all the PINK posts today.


Years ago my mother told me that her grandmother always used to have a patch of "pinks" in her garden. My mother was very fond of her grandmother. Her relationship with her grandmother was stronger than her relationship with her mother.


When I was trying to plan what I wanted in my little garden I remembered my mother telling me about the "pinks" that my great grandmother had. It took me a bit of time to figure out just what "pinks" were. I have a friend at school who is quite the gardener and she told me that they were dianthus plumarius. I bought a few seed packets and planted them in my garden in honor of my great grandmother. (Britt if you are reading this I have some seeds for you if you want them). Each year when they bloom I think of my mother telling me about her grandmother's garden.



take care,
Dawn

17 comments:

Beverly said...

Dawn, your pinks are gorgeous. Will you please come plant some in my garden? Do they come back each year?

I just know your great-grandmother must be smiling. Maybe she has pinks in heaven, too.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Those are so pretty. I bought some a few weeks ago at Lowe's on the clearance rack. They are more of a spring flower here...too hot I guess. But they come back every year.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

My grandmother had a patch of these along the front of her yard, and they made quite a showing in the spring! This post brings back sweet memories for me! :) This is the same grandmother who gave me the boudoir set in my pink post today!

Great pictures....Rhonda

suesue said...

i'm always envious of great gardeners! i'm still working on those skills, i start out with fire and end up with embers. love your pinks too! can't wait til next saturday.

Deb said...

I have pink dianthus in my garden too - love them! What a sweet post to honour your grandmother. Have a great day Dawn.

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Dawn, My mother always had "pinks" in her garden too!...& loved them!!! And every time I see them in a garden or even at a nursery I am reminded of that!!!! Such a sweet story & such pretty flowers! Enjoy your weekend!...Heidi :)

marianne said...

oh how pretty! I love pinks - they smell soooo good. what a sweet story and a lovely tribute to your great grandmother. :)

hautemommy said...

Beautiful flowers Dawn!!! Love the pictures! :) xo!

Naturegirl said...

A beautiful Pink Post! I love pinks in the garden! Nice to meet you! NG

My Crafty Little Page said...

I love your PINKS and what a sweet story. And, Dawn, you have the cutest blog name EVER! Nancy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Dawn, thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your pinks. I have two little patches of them and am hoping they will spread as time goes by. Stop by anytime for a visit. ~ Lynn

Gardengirl said...

I love your "pinks" and that you planted them in memory of your Grandmother. Like your Mother I was also very close to my Grandmother. She taught me many things about the garden but I don't remember if she had "pinks" in her garden. Do they have a scent?
Thanks for visiting. I love meeting other bloggers.

Vanessa Greenway said...

The flowers are so pretty!!!!!! Have a lovely saturday! Vanessa

Joanna said...

Dawn, how nice that you planted the "pinks" in honor of your great grandmother. the are beautiful!

Shirl said...

Hi Dawn, I love pinks too and it was so sweet of you to plant a memory garden for your great grandmother. Enjoy pink saturday!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose COttage

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I love the story about your Mom and of course the Pink in your garden...I also have a lot of pink flowers...the color just makes me happy...
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Jan & Tom's Place said...

Hi Dawn...thanks for visiting my blog on Pink Saturday - I agree, the ring was beautiful!!

Love your "PINKS"!

~Blessings,
Jan