Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Pink, Carnation, Clove Pink, Chinese Pink
There are many varieties available including standard, spray, micro and special varieties
Originally pinkish purple but the flowers are now available in white, yellow, green, red, purple... an huge amount of colours (mono, frosted or duel) are available and the flowers are also often dyed
Up to 14 days
Unfortunately most carnations grown for cut flowers no longer have a scent but garden and border pinks have a wonderful clove or peppery-floral fragrance
Create textured low pave design, loose tied bunches or pomanders. Green carnations are popular in St. Patrick's Day designs and pink, red or white(depending on local customes)Carnations for Mother's Day
Buy the flowers when they are still in tight bud. Remove all foliage. Cut the flower stems just above the node. Condition in warm water (with flower food) for at least 2 hours before designing.
An easy to do and quick to add decorative detail to dress up contemporary floral designs.
Skewer a few leaves to turn a single carnation in a bud vase... into an occasion... all by itself!
Glue gypsophila sticks, green trick carnations, Star of Bethlehem, passion fruit tendrils, jasmine foliage and string of pearls succulents to create floral wings
Glue snippets of dried green stems and Green Trick Carnation to make tiny floral wings for Christmas