FOTD – January 10 – Dianthus

Yet more evidence of the old adage that Good things come in small packages! 🙂

The Dianthus flowers are smallish (under an inch (2.5cm) in diameter) but are incredibly intricate in their structure and petal design. A fertilised, well-watered, but not over-watered, small pot can produce hundreds of these flowers over a season. They need light but prefer to avoid strong, direct sunlight – at least in my region just south of the tropics.

(Click on a pic to open in a new window and click again to see enlarged detail!) 🙂lovewillbringustogether - dianthus1

lovewillbringustogether - dianthus2This darker Dainthus is giving an impression of a bird with just four petals… the fifth petal is ‘hiding’ behind the top right! 😉

lovewillbringustogether - dianthus3Showing several stages of blooming, from just opening to fully uncurled. 🙂

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A beautifully formed dianthus flower showing off to some Hypoestes (phyllostachya) – the Polka Dot plant! 😉

link to:

Cee’s Flower of the Day – January 10, 2019 – Dahlia

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5 comments

    • Yeah… I had wings in mind and came up with ‘bird’ but it isn’t very ‘bird’ like?? 🙂
      Curious how the fifth one has snuck behind the other one though?

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