Status update: The Carnations
Wonder how long it has been from seed to splendor? The carnation starts Linda gave me in Dixie cups at the start of the summer are now at their lovely, pungent peak! Sprays of red, salmon pink and cream.
Plant them here/ plant them there...
They have done much better in the pot than their sisters in the flower bed behind them. Those were smaller and slower to bloom, though a week or so ago we had the first--a white. I have been a little bit disappointed in that the individual blooms don't last very long, and the stems tend to droop down, making it harder to admire the blossoms. That being said, I am enjoying them mightily.