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Dianthus in a terracotta pot from a friend’s collection (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa)

Dianthus is a genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, native mainly to Europe and Asia, with a few species extending south to north Africa, and one species (D. repens) in arctic North America. Common names include carnation (D. caryophyllus), pink (D. plumarius and related species) and sweet william (D. barbatus). They are extremely popular with South African gardeners and make a great pot plant specimen.

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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
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  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholover 3 years ago

    I love it when that happens, and it makes a fine painting.

  • Thanks a lot and, yea, I agree Sue!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Pieta Pieterse
    Pieta Pieterseover 3 years ago

    Dis pragtig Maree, jy is so veelsydig – kan enigiets skilder!

  • Ag dankie Pieta! Maar laat ek dink…. mmmmm…. Nee! Jy’s verkeerd! Ek kan GLAD NIE donker “horror” prentjies uitdink nie! Het al probeer, dis altyd ’n mislukking! Smaail!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 3 years ago

    I can almost smell them do they grow better in pots!

  • I would imagine they do grow better in pots Maree, not really a Dianthus lover, never even had them in my garden! Thanks for your lovely comment!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 3 years ago

    This turned out beautiful….love it!

  • Hey, thanks Marsha, also for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Lovely work Marie and the quote is so true!! :)

  • Thank you Angie!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 3 years ago

    your terracotta is grand! pleasing composition, Maree!

  • Thanks a lot Sally!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Maree!

  • Ah, thank you Dot!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Diane Hall
    Diane Hallover 3 years ago

    Lovely Maree, such a soft and fluid feel.

  • Thanks ever so much Diane!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • CaDra
    CaDraover 3 years ago

    Lovely Maree

  • Thank you Carolyn.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago


  • Ah, pleased you like it Dedman! Thanks for the fav, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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