Re: Colour galore
Originally Posted by Mags
Just curious Mups ... what's the difference between pinks and carnations?
I think the Carnations are usually taller Mags, longer stems for cut flowers. I'm not sure, but I think Carnations are also grown all year round in heated greenhouses for floristry too, whereas Pinks are normally garden plants.
I don't much like florists flowers normally, as they might as well be made of cardboard for all the scent they have.
Having said that, I did a little experiment back in the tail end of winter. I had a very small bunch of florist carnations I had bought myself in Asda for a bit of winter colour indoors, everwhere was so drab in winter.
Anyway, I saw a yellow 'frilled' bunch with a fine red line on the edge of each frill. I rather liked them and took a cutting, just the one. It worked! I now have a tiny plant which I am hoping will be like the parent plants with yellow frilly petals with the red edging.
If/when it blooms, I'll try and take a picture and show you.