These beautiful flowers feature in our Spread the Love edition and are another easy grower in gardens, window boxes and planters. Like true love, they’re one for the long haul – carnations can grow and bloom for years, bringing color and romance to your garden.
How to use it
Of course, you know you can cut them and put them in a vase. But did you know that carnation flowers can be used as an edible decoration in desserts and salads, or that you can change their color by putting a carnation flower stem in a glass with food coloring. Now you do!
The best thing about carnations: blooms stay looking fresh for up to 14 days even when they’re cut!