When I started working at Monday Morning Flowers, I was your typical “no carnations please” kind of gal. Thinking back, I didn't even really have a reason to dislike them other than their commonality, which is really a blessing rather than a curse. Here are some fun things about carnations to take into consideration before you ask to leave the “carns” out:
1. The Ultimate “Long Lasting” Flower: Often people specify for a “long-lasting” arrangement – of course! Who wants a floral design to last one day?! When I ask what kind of flowers they like, a popular answer is Hydrangea. It’s beautiful, yes, but long-lasting, not so much. Carnations on the other hand – will last for weeks sometimes. Change their water and they are the sure to keep up beautifully for much longer than most flowers, including your average rose.
2. No Need to Break the Bank: We sell carnations for only $1.99 per stem. They are affordable, and with their size, you can fill out a vase of arrangement with a few stems. I personally like to mix and match the colors to make a vibrant arrangement that fits any budget.
3. Pick a Color, Any Color: Of all the flowers, it seems carnations have the most variety of color. Carnations look natural in pink, purple, green, orange, yellow, white, and even two-toned. My favorite are two-tone colors, always unique.
4. Puppies, Butterflies and Ladybugs Galore: Carnations are the only flower that can beautifully create your favorite puppies, butterflies and ladybugs as an adorable floral gift. These are great gift choices for the dog or nature lover in your life.
Call us today, 609-520-2005, and let us show you how happy a floral gift of carnations can make someone feel. Check out our custom carnation creatures, doggies and more on our website, www.sendingsmiles.com.