The Carnation: January's Birth Flower! December 30, 2015 04:54
Aside from some of the other popular flowers to bring in the New Year with, the carnation is always a quiet favorite for us all. It is the birth flower for January. What makes the carnation so special is that It is January's only birth flower. When you give someone a birth flower, it gives your recipient a much deeper and richer experience with your endearing thoughtfulness.
The carnation expresses love, fascination, and distinction, along with its' wide variety of colors have meaning as well. Light red carnations express admiration. Dark red carnations communicate deep love and affection, while white carnations symbolic pure love. Striped-colors symbolize a regret that a love cannot be shared and purple carnations show capriciousness. Also, carnations come in green, which make for great flowers on St. Patrick’s Day.
The color that has the most historical and symbolic significance is the pink carnation. It's stated that according to Christian legend, carnations first appeared on Earth as Jesus carried the Cross. The Virgin Mary shed tears at Jesus’ plight, and carnations sprang up from where her tears fell. As a result, the pink carnation became the symbol of a mother’s undying love. In 1907, the pink carnation was chosen by Ann Jarvis as the emblem of Mother’s Day, now observed in the United States and Canada on the second Sunday in May. A red carnation may be worn if one’s mother is alive, and a white one if she has passed.
The Garden™ Centerpiece is a lovely way to bring bright, bold clusters of color to your reception. A collection of bouquets featuring a single type of flower, including peach carnations, pink carnations, pink spray roses, pistachio mini carnations, and green hydrangea are each set in small and medium silver julep cups to create a memorable display. This centerpiece include 5 bouquets, with each being approximately 5 to 7-inches in diameter.