Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Antique Carnation

At Robin Wood Flowers we have been known to say to customers that we do not use inexpensive "filler" flowers such as carnations--unless of course a customer requests it. Well, we're rethinking the carnation since we have found a unique variety from Holland that has enchanted us.

Our new favorite dianthus, called Antiqua Carnation, is lovely tucked into arrangements. It almost masquerades as a hydrangea with soft variations in hue and tone and a ruffled array of petals. If you take a moment to sniff this blossom you will find it has a light, spicy scent. Look for this variety making appearances in our arrangements this summer.