Monday, 4 July 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Dianthus

 

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Red Dianthus and Silver Ragwort,
recently bought for two of my balcony boxes
(to replace the tired pansies from spring)

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The name Dianthus is from the Greek words
dios ("god") and anthos ("flower")

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The silvery plant seems to have many names in English/Latin:
Dusty Miller, Silver Ragwort, Jacobaea Maritima, Senecio cineraria …
In Swedish we call it “silverek” which translates “silver oak”.

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Ruby Tuesday is hosted by Mary at Work of the Poet

8 comments:

  1. God flower is soooo appropriate for these flowers. what a view you have of your flower box. these must be new and took over the pansy's right?

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  2. Beautiful blooms! Happy RT!

    Mine's here.

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  3. Any flower--including dianthus--that's red will catch my eye and win my heart!


    RED OR YELLOW?

    If you have a penchant for red,
    Then scarlet will go to your head;
    But if it is gold
    You’d rather behold,
    Then plant yellow roses instead.


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Callejon (Alley)

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  4. Dianthus is such a pretty flower.

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  5. A very pretty combination! Ragwort, what a name! We have what looks like this all over the city in people's yards, but I think it is named something else, maybe Dusty Miller.

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  6. I always wondered about the silver plant, thanks for the info
    love the red and silver white together

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  7. Those are pretty. And yes another color of flowers could popped out a good planter box. Happy Tuesday! Thanks for the visit!

    Red bud

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