There’s only about a week left in the month, but I wanted to make sure to share the January Birth Flower…the Carnation! (Another January flower is the Snowdrop, but today, it’s all about the Carnations!)
Carnations are pretty awesome and are definitely a favorite at FiftyFlowers.com…They are super hardy, are easy to work with, come in a huge selection of colors, including the rare Purples, they can work with ANY theme or look, and I mean ANY!, and are very easy on the pocketbook! What’s not to love?! In addition to being the January Birth Flower, Carnations have been the official Mother’s Day flower about a 100 years! 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.
Here on the FiftyFlowers Blog, we have featured several DIY projects that included Carnations…check out our Top 3…
Our DIY Brides have also created some amazing bouquets, centerpieces, and arrangements using wholesale carnations for FiftyFlowers…take a look…
To see all of these and more FiftyFlowers Reviews and Testimonials that include Carnations, click here!
Or Read On, to learn How to Care for your Carnation flowers…
- Open your box of flowers and inspect.
- Ensure that your flower buckets are clean and disinfected.
- 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 box by cutting any 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 buckets.
- 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.
Enjoy your Flowers!
To see all our Carnations head to FiftyFlowers Now and I hope you enjoyed this Carnation Celebration!