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Carnation

By TrotterFechan
Dianthus caryophyllus, the carnation or clove pink, is a species of Dianthus. It is probably native to the Mediterranean region but its exact range is unknown due to extensive cultivation for the last 2,000 years. Carnation cultivars with no fragrance are often used by men as boutonnieres or "button holes".....For the most part, carnations express love, fascination, and distinction, though there are many variations dependent on colour.....Along with the red rose, the red carnation can be used as a symbol of socialism and the labour movement, and historically has often been used in demonstrations on International Workers' Day (May Day).....In Portugal, bright red carnations were used when in 1974 the authoritarian Estado Novo regime was overthrown; therefore, this transition (brought about by a combination of a coup d'état with civil resistance) is known as the Carnation Revolution.....Light red carnations represent admiration, while dark red denote deep love and affection.....White carnations represent pure love and good luck, while striped (variegated) carnations symbolise regret that a love cannot be shared.....White carnations, in the Netherlands are associated with HRH prince Bernhard. He wore one during World War II and in a gesture of defiance some of the Dutch population took up this gesture. After the war the white carnation became a sign of the Prince, veterans and remembrance of the resistance.....Purple carnations indicate capriciousness. In France, it is a traditional funeral flower, given in condolence for the death of a loved one.....According to a 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. Thus the pink carnation became the symbol of a mother's undying love.....Carnation is the birth flower for those born in the month of January.

Tags: White Flower Pink Carnation Jug Flowers and plants High key Dianthus

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2 Jun 2019 12:37PM
Beautifully set up and photographed.
Alfie

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2 Jun 2019 3:21PM
Very beautiful! KlausGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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