Some scholars believe that the name "carnation" comes from "coronation" or "corone" (flower garlands), as it was one of the flowers used in Greek ceremonial crowns.
Carnations are often worn on special occasions, especially at weddings.
At the turn of the century dandies would not leave the house without a white or red carnation in the buttonhole of their suit. With the end of this tradition and the fact that carnations are so easily cultivated and grown, the flower has lost some of its popularity. Although apparently in the UK it is still the most sold flower…
However, carnations are not only beautiful and long lasting flowers, they also send a message.
When you receive a red carnation bouquet, it means, "My heart aches for you" and when you receive white carnations the sender is saying: "I am still available."
For the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction.
I wanted a bit of drama here and lots of detail in those 'feathered' beauties...FOR THE GREAT EXPERIENCE: View On Black
Giving my flowers SOUL? My Soul Flowers on youtube and Studio Flowers 2011
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Have a gentle day and thanx for viewing, Magda (*_*)
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