Wednesday, September 13, 2017

May Flower Spotlight: Carnations

The History And Folk Lore About Carnations

The carnation is perhaps one of the most quintessential domesticated flowers known to the human race. Known taxonomically as diathus caryphyllus, it has been cultivated by humanity for so long that it's a bit unclear where the flower came from in the first place. Records of up to 2,000 years ago clearly describe it being cultivated in the gardens of multiple societies in the ancient Mediterranean world, ranging from Imperial Rome to Egypt to Judea. Most of the ancient records seem to describe it as having already been well known to the people of that era and place, making this lovely flower's true origins one of the great mysteries of flowers.

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About It's Origins

A herbaceous and perennial flower, these plants generally grow up to 80 centimeters. The leaves are a grayish green color, sometimes ranging to grayish blue-green. The stems are slender and reach a height of around 15 centimeters long. The flowers grow either alone or in groups of up to five separate flowers.

The flowers themselves are between 3 and 5 centimeters in their diameter. The scent of a carnation is sweet, though some cultivars of the plan have little to no fragrance for use as a clothing accessory, most typically a boutonnieres flower, traditionally worn by men for special formal occasions, though nothing stops women from bucking tradition as they see fit.

The flower itself has a range of colors. At its most basic the petals of this beautiful flower are a bright pinkish purple. That said, a number of colorful cultivars of this plant have been bred into human gardens over the centuries. Flowers in shades of green, yellow, white and red all exist in great numbers, and many plant breeders find themselves interested in cultivating new strains that produce different colors.

Folk Lore And True History

There are a number of colorful legends and tales in the history of this long-lived flower. While likely not a tale meant to be taken literally, a number of legends that sprang up during the Middle Ages tell a story of how carnations originally appeared on Earth as Jesus brought the Cross to Golgotha. The story goes that the Virgin Mary shed tears, and the first of these flowers sprang up where the tears fell. While this story is almost assuredly a tale intended to a heart rending story for a bard's audience centuries ago, the pink coloration has none the less become a symbol of motherhood and a mother's love for their child.

In the Netherlands, HRH Prince Bernard was known for wearing one with white petals before and during his exile from his country during the Nazi occupation. Many Dutch citizens wishing to defy the Nazi regime wore these flowers as well, as a quiet gesture of resistance to the invaders. When the war did end, the flower became a symbol not only of the prince, but also of Dutch military veterans and a remembrance of the resistance movement of the era that risked and sometimes lost everything to fight fascism.

Order Carnations from Your Pasadena Flower Shop

So if you are looking for a long lasting, fragrant flower to fill your bouquets, carnations are the perfect option. They also come in a wide variety of colors. Call us and we will help create a beautiful bouquet of carnations for your delivery today!

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Pasadena, TX 77504


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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

When is Clear Falls High School's Homecoming 2017

It's that time of the year.

Clear Falls High School's homecoming is on Friday, September 15th and right around the corner. It will be held at 4380 Village Way. The school's green, black, and silver colors will sparkle through the event to cherish the memories of those who have spent time at the school. The annual tradition is a moment to reminisce and bask in the glory that has come before and will come in the future.

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To prepare for the football game played on homecoming, it's time to look at getting your homecoming mums for girls and garters for guys.

Enchanted Florist provides a beautiful array of garters and mums for those attending homecoming at Clear Falls.

Here is how our florist can help!

Wide Selection of Mums and Garters

With a beautiful selection of homecoming mums and garters along with years of experience, Enchanted Florists is the number one option in Pasadena.

Please take the time to go through the catalog of options and get the one that suits your needs. Each item will look gorgeous and fit with your needs in the long-run. It doesn't get better than being able to go through a plethora of choices before nailing down the one that fits your needs.

For homecoming at Clear Falls, it's best to go with the finest selection of mums and garters as seen here.

Full Customization

Want to put together the perfect mum or garter?

It starts with full customization and ensuring the look is on par with your needs. With Clear Falls' homecoming, it's time to look at the charm of getting that green, silver, black combination in place with your arrangements.

Enchanted Florist helps all students put together a beautiful solution that will shine throughout the event.

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What else can students customize with their mums and garters?

1) Size

2) Color

3) Additional Bling/Decorations

4) Ribbons

5) Braids

6) Lights

7) And More!

The solutions are endless for those who want to go ahead and customize down to the last detail. Don't settle for less when it comes to the big day on September 15th!


Want to get your hands on the Clear Falls homecoming mums and Clear Falls homecoming garters well in advance?

Let the team at Enchanted Florists know and watch the solution arrive at your doorstep weeks in advance. It doesn't get easier than this while looking to prepare for a momentous event such as this. No one should have to settle for anything short of the best, and that's what is guaranteed here to all students.

Pick out one of the best mums or garters and know it is going to play the part.

For more information, please visit our website, call or stop in as soon as possible and speak with a representative to put together a seamless solution for September 15th's event. Clear Falls is a vibrant school and home to a magical community; it's time to cherish this and have an event of a lifetime.

Homecoming is about soaking in the beauty of the moment and adoring everything it has to offer. Let Enchanted Florists help create beautiful memories.

Enchanted Florist

4416 Fairmont #104

Pasadena, TX 77504


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