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One Carnation

One Carnation (Dianthus)

I've learned the tip to remove the first bud of each was worth it. Definately more blooms per stem.

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gorgeous colour... does it smell as nice as it looks?

5 Sep, 2008


Definately. My first thing to smell on every visit.

5 Sep, 2008


wonderful flowers..and so hardy. In the florist shop they come in heavy cardboard boxes...drypacked...and cooled, direct from the fields in South America. the flowers can be taken apart and done up into smaller exotic as your imagination can make them... and I've seen their petals combined with other flower make strange and unearthly never-before-seen flowers...for an exotic bouquet or a coursage or a wedding bouquet. Carnations rule!~

6 Sep, 2008


I've seen strange coloured blooms in the florists shops, too - dyed! I just hate that. Have you seen the Heathers that they sell, too - brightest blue or pink or green - all dyed. People actually pay money for them, too! Crazy or what?

6 Sep, 2008


Dyed flowers is definately a travesty. The poor carnation has really been manipulated. Without heavy altering, I don't think we would even have it. It's really just a very specialized dianthus. I always have to get a good laugh at the standard cobalt blue daisy we have come in up here. I'm afraid they'll stain me if I touch them. lol.

7 Sep, 2008

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This photo is of "Carnation 'Miss Pinky'" in Greenthumb's garden

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