Pinks and Mythological Creatures

Clove Pinks

Blooming this week on the farm …. Pinks ( Dianthus sp.) have been a popular garden plant since at least medieval times. Check out this painting “The Unicorn in Captivity” http://blog.metmuseum.org/cloistersgardens/tag/clove-pink/ from 1505. Pinks are an attractive ornamental, culinary and medicinal plant. Click on the photo and head down under to find an excellent in-depth article on Pinks by Penny Woodward.

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