Sunday, February 24, 2013

Why do people dislike Carnations?



TO CARNATION OR NOT.....

















Carnations are hardy flowers native to the Mediterranean which have been cultivated for over two thousand years. There are numerous carnation cultivars in regular production all over the world, from diminutive spray carnations aka mini carnations used in bouquets--which are sometimes deceptive and not recognized to large single blooms worn in the buttonhole. Carnations may be commonly used as filler in bouquets and they are one of the most widely known flowers in the world. Many people associate carnations with love and affection, and they may be exchanged on holidays dedicated to these sentiments. They really are rather lovely flowers, even if they are common.


So, why do people dislike them so much? Well, some associate them with funerals or as cheap flowers. Maybe they are but they can be quite nice when used in a specific arrangement or holder. Colors vary from white, red, pink, yellow, purple, peach and bi-colors. And yes, maybe they do look a little tacky dyed green for St. Patty's Day but isn't that the fun? The idea of a versatile flower that can transform itself from tacky to cool to lovely.


According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, titled "What in Carnation?," they are back. Of course we get requests for carnations to NOT be put into arrangements but hibiscus will be slowly re-introducing them into popular culture.


We did an experiment by taking a bunch of carnations, placing them in a vase and they lasted almost a month. Of course you will need to change the water and slightly trim the tips before placing back into water. Now, what other flowers can do that? So, instead of being a carnation hater, take a second look.


TELL US WHETHER YOU LIKE OR DISLIKE CARNATIONS AND WHY? WE WANT TO KNOW.


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