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Carnations regain popularity

by webdev

October 26, 2010

Though carnations were once considered a regal flower, they are typically associated with under-appreciated simplicity. Lately however, famous fashion designers are bringing the flowers back to a desired status, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The flowers' scientific name, dianthus caryophyllus, means divine flower in Greek. Carnations were once a source of flowering inspiration for Ottoman Turks who used them in their textiles and pottery designs.

However, over time the flowers' innocent beauty lost its attraction and carnations became the flowers of prom corsages.

Lately the flower has regained some of its status. Last year Sarah Jessica Parker was photographed wearing a red carnation. Martha Stewart, who likes the flowers for their longevity, said she grew them in abundance on her farm in New York and uses them on cake decorations.

Fashion designers such as Bronson Van Wyck and Oscar de la Renta used the flowers as a pinpoint for their Spring 2011 design collections.

With its status re-emerging as a treasured flower, crafters may want to try their hands at a carnation bouquet. The flower arrangements are best when bundled in multiplied dozens to form what will look like one giant Carnation, according to The Flower Expert. 


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