Thursday, January 15, 2015

Carnations-The January Birth Flower!

January is a beautiful month, as it brings in another year and everything is new! Many flowers could be the flower of the month for January, yet out of all of them, only one is the most popular of all. The carnation is a wonderful flower, privileged to be the most well-known birth flower for January. The snowdrop is a January birth flower also.

Pink carnations have the most symbolism and historical significance. As it is written, "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." In 1907, the pink carnation was then chosen by Ann Jarvis as the emblem for Mother's Day, which is now observed in the US and Canada on the second Sunday of May. A red carnation is worn if one's mother is alive, and a white one if she is deceased.

It's believed the name of the carnation was birthed from "coronation" or "corone" (flower garlands). It was one of the flowers used by the Greek to create their ceremonial crowns. Some believe the name came from the Greek carnis (flesh), which refers to the original color of the flower, or incarnacyon (incarnation), which communicated the incarnation of God made flesh.

The carnation has a number of meanings for its' array of colors, which include white, red, yellow, green, purple, and pink. It generally expresses fascination, love and distinction. Dark red carnations express deep love and affection. Light red symbolizes admiration for the recipient. White represents pure love and striped carnations communicate a regret that a love cannot be shared with someone. Green carnations celebrate St. Patrick's Day, while purple expresses capriciousness.

This precious flower is a definite favorite by all and you can get the freshest selection of carnations from Peachtree Petals. The Atlanta florist has an variety of stunning floral arrangements that include this amazing flower. The FTD® Always True™ Bouquet is an endearing arrangement, full of expressing love's tender message. It consists of rich red roses, deep red carnations, fuchsia mini carnations and lush greens, all lovingly arranged to perfection within a classic clear glass vase. This beautiful arrangement is available starting at only $49.99.

Whether you desire a floral arrangement full of an collection of every carnation, or a mixed flower bouquet that includes this wonderful flower, Peachtree Petals does it all! Peachtree Petals is a nationally recognized FTD Master Florist and with our team of designers with over 25 years of combined experience, we can create a superior floral arrangement just for you! We can custom designed a bouquet of your very own also. We daily offer our signature same-day delivery of all of our premium bouquets, floral decor and other assorted gifts. Peachtree Petals can provide your Atlanta flower delivery within hours! No need to look any further for Atlanta flowers than Peachtree Petals. Visit us at or call us at 678.336.1195 today!


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