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January Birth Flower ~ the carnation

The carnation  is the  January birth flower . The carnation  is one of the most charming  flowers  known for its ruffled petals and wide array of colors. They have a delicate clove-like scent and are known for being very long lasting.  We often include these pretty flowers in some of our floral designs and especially love the more unique colors! These pretty centerpieces below are made more romantic with the use of the soft pink carnations.  Even our new Sapphire floral arrangement includes simple white carnations. Don't you love the contract with the blue vase? The next time you think to say no carnations, we hope you'll reconsider.  Do you know someone who was born in January? Perhaps they would love a floral arrangement made with pretty carnations!!

Carnations and Roses - Perfect Together

Roses and Carnations are 2 of my favorite flowers and I especially love them together. One of this weekends weddings has us using both types of flowers in brides maids bouquets.   The difference in texture and the slight shading difference will looks especially pretty in pictures when taken from a distance. In this case, the carnations also help with cost because our bride has quite a few attendants and needed to keep the cost down. To see these and more of our floral designs, be sure to hop over to our website at www.sendingsmiles.com  and check out some of our other blogs and videos  that talk about how to save money on your wedding flowers! 

Fresh Flower Choices

Today I was skimming through my Floral Management magazine and low and behold I spot an article singing the praises of one of my favorite flowers. The article talked about the variety of colors these wonderful flowers come in from dark, almost black blue-purple to mango hues with gold tips. Solid lime green and a yellow/pink bi color, not to mention dark, magenta purples. Wow, these flowers amaze me. They smell like heaven, they last for weeks in fresh clean water and the colors! How many flower varieties do you know that come in that kind of palate? Well, they are truly heavenly. I guess you are wondering what flower I am speaking of.... I speak of the lowly, misunderstood carnation. That's right, the carnation . Haven't we all be guilty of saying "make me a nice arrangement, but no carnations, please"? Well, perhaps the time has come to cut those words "No Carnations" from our floral vocabulary. Carnations, carnations, I want to sing their praise