Carnations: Versatility & Beauty Incarnate!

December 26, 2023 FloraLife

Carnations are hands down, one the most versatile flowers a florist can rely on over the holiday season. As one of the oldest cultivated flowers in the world, they have been grown as far back as Roman times right up to the present day, carnations have been captivating humans for millennia and for good reason. Not only are they beautiful, but also long lasting, and often fragrant too.

Carnations: Perfect for Any Celebration

March 6, 2023 FloraLife

With two very different holidays ahead, make sure you’re prepared by stocking up on the classically versatile Carnation. Few other flowers can beat Carnations for their range of colors, styles and longevity. Whether you’re using bold standard carnations, with one single large flower, or diminutive sprays, with many smaller flowers, they’re sure to fulfill every customer’s requirement.  

Carnations: The Perfect Holiday Bloom

Carnations are one of the oldest cultivated flowers in the world. Records show that they were grown by the Romans and Greeks, and in Tudor times were used for culinary and medicinal purposes. They are also reported to have been one of Shakespeare’s favorite flowers supported by how often they appear in his plays.

The Politics of Flowers

You might have noticed that fresh flower prices have risen a bit in the past few weeks. Who would ever think that a new tax on people in one South American country, Colombia, would ever have an effect here in Auburn, New York? That is exactly what has happened.

Preparing for Carnation Open House 2021 in Colombia

August 11, 2020 Dümmen Orange

“Our team in Colombia has started preparing for our Carnation Open House 2021 in week 9 at La Gaitana Farms, near Bogotá. Currently they are planting carnation cuttings at our experimental station. ”