BVC - King's College...
Chuck.Graves at faa.gov
Mon Apr 12 14:42:49 PDT 1999
> 3) "Clove gillyflowers" are good, old-fashioned pink carnations. Be
> careful when you go looking for dianthus, also known as "pinks", at
> the nurseries. You don't want to use "pinks"; I've been told they are
> not good for your health. As for a supply of gillyflowers, you have
> to wait until they bloom...I have about a dozen plants and the flowers
> are just now forming. 8^)
According to the herbalists and botanical people I've consulted, clove gillyflow
s aren't carnations. Related, but not the same.
If I can't find clove dianthus, I may turn to carnations...
Check the Oxford English Dictionary. I believe it lists the
gillyflower as Dianthus cariophyllus (?), the pink carnation. Of
course, they're devilishly hard to find at the nurseries. I did manage
to get a few flowers last year before the accursed Oklahoma summer
took over--smelled like a freshly crushed clove. The aroma is much
more pronounced than what you get from the floral shops. The larger
carnations probably suffer from the same thing as modern
roses--cultivated for their looks instead of their scents.
> 4) A beer is good as long as it's still beer. Although it may be urban
> legend, I understand the Bass ale they brought up from various
> shipwrecks was still quite palatable. My imperial stout gets better
> with age. I've had a couple hide for as long as a year...you always
> misplace a few things when you move.
Can you keep one for, say, 10 years?
Good lord, girl. I'm only human!
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