Sweet William

SWEET SATURDAY

Aren’t these gorgeous? On this Sweet Saturday, I’d like to introduce to you Sweet Willliam if you don’t know “him” already.

Sweet William (aka “Dianthus Barbatus”) is a perennial, sweet-smelling flower that is usually planted as an annual. I remember buying these as Dianthus, where I included them in one of my flower beds way back when. They do enjoy some shade so if you live in a particularly hot and sunny climate—like I do in the southwest—plant these babies in areas where there is at least partial shade for a good portion of the day and keep them well watered.

I just thought I’d share this sweet flower with you seeing as it is Sweet Saturday!

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8 thoughts on “Sweet William

    • I have 2 black thumbs, Katie, so the only real and fresh flowers in my house are those bought at the grocery store. I love looking at photos of flowers though and I have vases of silk flowers throughout my house. Flowers just lift my spirits!

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    • Cloudwatcher, I didn’t know Sweet William and carnations are related! My Mom loved carnations — we had those gorgeous bright red flowers blooming all summer long in the plant boxes on our front porch.

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