dianthus

Each day here, I see plants that I haven’t met before. It’s one of the joys of this big move and I try to remember to open my eyes as wide as I can to see all the newness around me. Some plants in particular capture my heart and this beautiful dianthus is one of those.

Dianthus

Dianthus bud

Dianthus

Whorling Dianthus petals

It’s sad that Dianthus are so under-appreciated in Australia. I’m not sure they’re built to flourish in the dry heat of Melbourne and I think the ubiquitous pink carnation has done them a great disfavour.

So it is lovely to discover their delicate beauty now…

Dianthus

Dianthus

The subtle shades and textures of those petals and stamens.

Dianthus

Dianthus

The delicate fringing and veining of the petals.

Dianthus

Dianthus

The way the petals start to curl inwards as they age.

Dianthus

Dianthus

Dianthus

Dianthus

And the perfect star of the older flowers.

Dianthus

Dianthus

Heavenly, that’s all I have to say. But there’ll no doubt be more on dianthuses (dianthes?!) here very soon!

2 thoughts on “dianthus

  1. Recipeforayarn

    So beautiful and I am not a lover of the carnation at all. I love how your photography gets me to see details that I would normally be oblivious to. Thank you x

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  2. elaine

    Beautiful photos! One of my long time favorites, too! They are such beautiful colors, easy to grow, can be used as cut flowers, easy to divide… Just the sweetest flower 🙂

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