Carnations – The Flower of Love

Delicately scented, frilly as a tutu, and available in every shade imaginable, carnations – the world’s most underrated blooms- are taking back their rightful place, as a flower not to be missed, one petal at a time. And why not? After all, the carnation is one of the most versatile flower choices, thanks to its durability, as well as its availability in almost every color and size. Believed to be one of the world’s oldest cultivars, the carnation is historically rich, with meaning and symbolism dating as far back as ancient Greece. Its scientific name – Dianthus – loosely translates to ‘Flower of Love’, or “Flower of the Gods”.  Carnations were commonly used in Greek ceremonial crowns, and is tied into legends dating back 2000 years.   Although the original varieties were available in only pink, red  and white, today’s carnations come in hundreds of shades – from pure white, ❀ Read the full article →