Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

Heaven scent

Close my eyes and at last there is the heavy perfume, nectar of the gods, sweet and lingering fragrance that wraps itself around the garden – the ‘pinks’ have opened their petals and intoxicate the air.

I was introduced to pinks as a child. A name, easy to remember with a perfume hard to forget. My mother had large clumps of them, the old-fashioned double variety with twirls of one-coloured petals, slightly clove fragranced, long stemmed type. She would cut a few and place them in a vase and their perfume filled every corner of our home.  I have loved them ever since but lost my original plant due to bad weather several years ago. It has been impossible in my area to purchase the same variety and over the years I have bought the single petal dianthus which are a poor substitute. Last week I called into a couple of nurseries in the hope of finding a few more plants to fill up one or two spaces in the border and found a two-tone double pink with a strong, sweet, sugary smell that is just lovely.

Pinks - double two tone

Pinks - double dianthus

Dianthus: Scent First – Raspberry Sundae

Country Quips:

    • The sweetest smell on Earth is the down on the forehead of a new born baby. It is like no other; it is the greatest gift bestowed on man.


Dr Sonia S V said...

Such gorgeous photography!


Dr Sonia S V said...

Such gorgeous photography!


Dr Sonia S V said...

Dear Polly your initial comment has not shown up. So glad you liked my card. We get beads in abundance here in India - you can walk into most fancy stores as we call them and they are sure to have a collection.It is maybe because we Indian women love to wear a lot of jewellery and adorn our dresses with beads too!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I had some pinks but never noticed that they smelled good.

unikorna said...

I share entirely your enchantment when it comes to nature. I discovered its magic later than I should have but...I am happy it happened. Lovely pics :)

Laane said...

I've been looking for them the past week too. I found a variety, but without smell, so I left it in the shop.

Great you found the good ones.

Ann said...

I can't be positive but I think we had these in our yard when I was growing up. I don't recall what the scent was like though. I know I always thought they looked like a little carnation. I was a kid, what did I know about flowers :)

Interesting Pictures said...

nice flowers

Anonymous said...

They are stunning! Absolutely beautiful and I love how you described them. I could almost smell them too!!!


I would love those in my garden! Exquisite:)

Colleen said...

Yes, that's one of my favorite smells in the world! Just love what God has naturally given to sweeten this old Earth.