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Take care of your Lilies

Usually, lilies bloom in summer or you can say in late spring. They grow from the bulbs that are deep rooted; few of them are near the surface. These bulbs are also known as corm.  Lilies from diverse places are used for various purposes. Few bulbs of lilies are edible and useful in heart diseases. Cultivation of lilies is possible in container and outdoor. You would have to take care of soil in terms of water drainage.  And, the place should be partial sheltered from the sunlight. It is essential to plant the lilies in the bulbs as soon as they are purchased so as not let them become dry. For long lasting life of bulbs, it is necessary to prepare good base or bed for the lilies. Read More →

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Possible to Buy a Fresh Flower Online For Every Occasion

 

There are so lots of fresh flowers to decide from, that you are from time to time left besieged. I know that selling fresh flowers online may seem. Not a high-quality idea at first but if you let me to give details why I do think it is a immense idea to buy your flowers from an online florist. You will be totally astonished. Read More →

orange_flowerOnline flower sending process is in the middle of the most ordinary and quick process, spreading worldwide. Flowers delivered on doorsteps can give the fresh emotion to anybody, particularly when they are a surprise gift from a respected one. Flower has the authority to refresh your strength. The method for delivering online flowers is a annoy free procedure; you have to make a contrast between the dissimilar companies contribution online flower delivery services, and you have to choose the most excellent and best ever flower service appropriate according to your require. Read More →

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RR042sSimilarly, with travel being such a simple alternative, migration to other countries is very ordinary as travel is so simple these days. In social circles, one will often observe different races, religions, upbringings and civilization upheld by a variety of members that may be neighbors or even work age group. Whilst unlike cultures and religions still practice their faith, it is very likely that their members or group are on a caring basis with someone from a differing background to them. All different groups of people believe in sending flowers to their beloved ones at anywhere on earth. Read More →

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16In this day and era we all live frantic lives and in my know-how most people hate taking time out to do the shopping, and as far as going into a florist is concerned well that just doesn’t grade very high on the to do catalog does it mainly for men. Something to judge when sending flowers is the amount of money you are eager to pay out. With the skill of a expert florist, you can be sure that the superiority of the flowers is only the best on hand .You can also be assured that the bouquets are made with talent and concern. Read More →

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Initially carnations were cultivated only in pale pink or peach colours. But after years of cultivation, there are a wide range of colours found in carnations.

Each colour symbolizes some meaning

  • Pink: believed to have born out of tears of Virgin Mary, when Jesus had to carry his cross- thus symbolizing Pink Carnations as the purest and undying form of love- one felt between a mother and her child.
  • Light red carnations: for affection
  • Dark red/ Crimson Carnations: love and passion
  • White carnations: innocent love
  • Green carnations: St. Patrick’s Day
  • Striped carnations: denial and remorse
  • Yellow carnations: displeasure and glumness

Besides these commonly found colours, carnations can also be seen in Orange and Black hues. And, probably it is one of those rare flowers which are used to express not just positive and loveable feelings, but also feeling of gloominess and rejection in a subtle way. Thus, adding to its wide appeal.

Types Present

There are many kinds of carnations found these days, three of most prevalent types are:

  • Dwarf flowered carnations: is a variety of carnations, which has many small carnations growing on a single stem.
  • Large Flowered Carnations: has one big carnation flowering on a single stem.
  • Spray Carnations: a bunch of smaller carnation flowers all on the same stem.

Flower structure

There are about 5 petals found in a single carnation flower, with colours varying between the ranges of shades from purple to pink. There is also a variety of carnations, called Border Carnation which may even have double flowers that means that there can be up to 40 petals in a single flower.

The average flower diameter for a garden variety ranges from 6 to 8.5 cm. The tips of carnation petals are fringed or asymmetrical in shape, thus giving is a more ruffled look, which adds to the exotic charm of the flower.

These flowers are bisexual, as a result of which they can bloom within a forked or branched cluster by it. Thus, it is comparatively easier to grow carnations, as they do not require having separate delicate saplings made for their cultivation.

Since these flowers, either growing individually or in a bunch, they tend to become heavy thus weighing their stem down, so it is required to provide continual support to them, to make sure that the stems grow straight and strong.

Ever been to a florist with the mind of buying a bouquet of roses, but while standing there, just laid eyes on carnations, and you were hooked! That’s the beauty of carnations. Carnations one of the most widely recognised flowers, with its clover scent, eternal beauty and lasting freshness it’s no surprise that people have been using this flower to convey their deep-rooted feelings.

History & Etymology

8952The scientific name of Carnations is Dianthus Caryophyllus. Dianthus is the name coined by Theophrastus, a Greek botanist, and the name is an amalgam of two different Greek words – “dios”, which is a reference to Greek God Zeus, and “anthos”, which translates to flower. So the meaning of carnation translates as “Flowers of God”. The word carnation in itself has a Latin translation referring to the incarnation of God, in flesh.

Thus, these flowers have a very romantic and divine feel about them; right from their name to their appearance and fragrance.

Historically, carnations found their reference in ancient Greek literature dating as back as about 2000 years. It was one of the ceremonial flowers used by Greeks in their crowns and other ornaments. Affluent Greek females wore accessories made of carnations as a symbol of their prosperity and purity.