Friday, January 9, 2009


Carnations are beautiful flowers that have a long history of being one of the most popular flower variety.The carnation's history dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times, when it was used in art and decor. Christians believe that the first carnation bloomed on earth when Mary wept for Jesus as he carried his cross.

Different colours of carnations convey different messages - red conveys love, white for good luck and pink carnations are given as a sign of gratitude.
In addition to being of special significance around the world, carnations are also the official flower for mother's day.
In many parts of the world, carnations are more popular than even the rose.Facts
Dianthus caryophyllus - scientific name for carnations
Has been cultivated for the last 2000 years

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