Flowers- Some fun information
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I am constantly asked by my customers for information about the flowers that we sell. This is the first in a series of blogs to give the consumer some basic information about the different flowers. We will start with the more common ones and then, eventually, we will get to some of the more interesting and obscure ones. This article will start with the carnation, the second most commonly purchased flower in the United States. The carnation's scientific name is Dianthus Caryophyllus. Itis native to The Mediterranean or Aurasia and was first cultivated by the Greeks and Romans. The definition of the name in Greek means "The flowers of God". It's general meaning is that of fascination or a woman's love. The are grown today mainly from cuttings but can also be grown in the garden by seed. The largest commercial growers of Carnations are located in Columbia but they are also grown commercially in Israel, Spain, Kenya and Holland. The US used to be a major grower of Carnations but, unfortunately, the last US grower went out of business in 2015 so now all carnatations come from somewhere else. That's why it's so important to us to buy from US farms whenever we can. and we remain committed to do so. Carnations come in many colors and sizes and are known for their wonderful fragrance. Many complain that that fragrance is no longer present but growers are working very hard to create breeds that retain the wonderful fragrance.
More information on carnations.
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