Pinks for me, but not for bees

I planted myself some flowers today. I planted a new pot of cilantro to replace the ones flowering and going to seed (to the delight of the tiny bees). I planted a pot of dill. And I planted some pinks. I’ve been a fan of pinks, or Dianthus, almost since I started gardening. They’re pink, […]


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Sweetness in the air

These pinks are intensely spicy sweet, like cloves. There’s waves of sweetness coming off this lump of lilac. And the first peony blossom is just opening. (It doesn’t smell like anything.) In the category of weeds I shouldn’t be tolerating…

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