carnation makes a comeback

carnations come in a wide range of colors—yellow, red, pink, white and even green—the latter is actually naturally achieved by growers and not just produced for St. Patrick’s Day (though there are boatloads of cheap dyed carnations as well). Mr. Page’s supplier in Colombia is always experimenting with new colors, he said. His supplier was originally based in northern Italy before relocating to Colombia. “The heart of the carnation business was Cap d’Antibes until it became too expensive—now all the carnations are grown in Colombia,” Mr. Page added. The carnation isn’t just a visual flower; it’s also possessed of a striking, almost clove-like aroma that its fans call intense, its enemies overwhelming. It also endures—for better or worse. source

 

 

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