Admittedly not all of them. I do not love pastel shades, most variegated sorts but if the boy brought home a huge bunch of deep pink (OK so it is mostly the dark pink carnations I love) babies I would not be disappointed. In most flower markets the price per stem is far less than most other flowers I love and most of all the have such a beautiful scent. More bang for your buck you might say!!!
Indeed I do not completely understand the out and out hatred of the flower. They may be currently making a little comeback but I recall being perplexed when everyone (apart from carrie) hated them way back in the days of SATC. Why is there such hatred? I can understand why there is disgust when faced with a petrol station bunch such as these.
Bleurgh. (Also love Gypsophila on its own.) Carnations should never (well almost never) be used as a filler flower, they can cheapen the look of even the most high end bouquet.
However, I love their frilly almost misshapen edges. Their tiny buds which bloom into such large flourishes which are quite resilient to the debauchery of a wedding! (I have no idea why I keep thinking my wedding will be debauched – perhaps it is just a dream the day will be fun and also I would quite like to set up couples – I know, I know it’s a terrible idea but I can’t help it.) Their perfume to me is the quintessential flower aroma. I also love that they are edible and used from cupcake decor to production of the liqueur, Chartreuse (although I can’t say it’s my favourite tipple).
So how do you feel about this floral pariah?
*another word I’ve fallen in love with since starting my blog. We simply do not use it enough in the UK!! Also apologies for lack of photo credit.