Moving along the alphabet we come to "G"
G is for Gillyflower
Sweet old fashioned flowers that take on many disguises.
Some of the old names for "Pinks" and carnations and gilliflowers are cloves, Picotees, and Sops-in-wine
Gardeners now call them pinks, clove pinks, Scotch pinks, old laced pinks, lilac pinks and of course, Sweet William. (Dianthus)
By any name Gillyflowers are one of the oldest of favourite garden flowers.
It is old and precious, - loved by our grandmothers, and their grandmothers, and so prolific in gardens that it is even recognized by non-gardeners, even if they don't know its name.
Slide down the garden path over to ABC Wednesday and see what other wonderful things G stands for.