Since my last post was about a baby blue flower, here I will give equal honor to a lovely flowering plant by the name of DAIRY PINK (Vaccaria Pyramidata), that is blooming now in the softest shades of baby pink! It is a rarely used Annual, growing to 2 feet and blooming in late spring and early summer. It makes a great filler plant in the border or cut for bouquets. Best sown in place, although I had success with winter sowing and planting out early. Self-sows, which is a quality that I greatly appreciate in my garden! Seeds which I tossed onto another flower bed last year faithfully emerged there this year.
I obtained seed from The Fragrant Path another favorite seed catalog of mine, which specializes in seeds for fragrant, rare and old fashioned plants. There are no pictures in the catalog, but the vivid descriptions of the plants make you want to buy a packet of each !
Next year I hope to have Baby Blue Eyes planted in the foreground of Dairy Pink for a nice pink and blue effect.