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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About Anna Popescu

I live in northern Arizona with my husband, Rick. I am blessed to say that Rick and I are at the bottom corners of a triangle where Jesus sits at the top corner. My children, Kathy & Alan, live in the Phoenix area and make this mom's heart thankful they have grown to be such wonderful and caring adults. Alan married in 2010, so I am also blessed with Denise as a special daughter-in-love. The Lord took my Mom home in 2007, and I miss her. My Dad and two sisters live in Florida while my two other sisters live in the Northeast. God has also blessed me and Rick with a local family of very close-knit friends. I love to write when I am able, but on the days when I am struggling with health issues and can't manage much of anything, I can at least crochet. These days I mainly crochet lapghans of various colors and sizes for area rehab centers and nursing homes.

Posted on July 7, 2012, in flowers, sweet and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Great photo. I have sweet william in my planter pot. a lovey bright fucia. xo

    • 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!

  2. Oh, these are beautiful! I’d forgotten about Sweet William. I think I’ll have to get some. Thanks, Anna!

  3. It is beautiful Anna, the colours are amazing, a reflection of their creator and our creator.

  4. Beautiful. I love carnations (same family I believe) but haven’t seen Sweet William since I left England.

    • 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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