Carnation Celebration

December 22, 2020 2 min read

Carnation Celebration

As we head into the new year, FlowerFix wanted to share with you the January Birth Flower - the Carnation. Carnations are a traditional flower with a ruffled, ball-shaped bloom. Though carnations are traditionally a filler flower, this flower's beauty almost demands to be the center of attention. This flower works well alongside dark leafy greenery that allows the unique blossom to shine. If you decide to use this in the traditional manner, we recommend pairing with dusty rose colored flowers. Carnations are hardy, are easy to work with, come in a huge selection of colors, including enhanced colors and they can work with ANY theme or look. The general meaning of the Carnation flower is Love and Fascination. However, just like roses, each color can have a different meaning, such as, Red representing Romantic Love or I Care for You, Pink meaning Perfect Happiness or Mother’s Love, and White symbolizing Pure or Innocent Love.

Carnation Care:

  • Open your box of flowers and inspect.
  • Ensure that your flower vases are clean.
  • Fill the buckets with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water. If you have flower food, follow the instructions on the packet to prepare your water. If you do not have flower food, it can be purchased at any local florist.
  • Remove flowers from the box by cutting the straps. Do not remove the rubber bands holding the flowers together in a bunch.  If there is plastic wrapping, remove in order to prevent condensation which will lead to rotting.
  • Cut stems diagonally under running water with sharp scissors, about one inch from each of the stem’s bottom edge. Remove any greenery that would fall below the water line, as this can cause bacteria.
  • Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared vases.
  • Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Flowers may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate.
  • Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
  • Change water every 24 hours to keep flowers fresh. Assure that your flowers have sufficient water. The flowers will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.

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