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At Albuquerque Florist, Inc., we specialize in the finest flowers, backed by service and individual attention that has remained unsurpassed for over 40 golden years. We carry a vast selection of fresh flowers, green and blooming plants, dried and silk arrangements, balloons, gifts & plush animals as well as fruit & gourmet baskets, something for every budget. From a single rose to the most stunning wedding ensemble, our skilled staff of professional designers can make all of your special moments truly unforgettable. We have 2 NE Albuquerque locations to serve you at San Mateo Blvd and Juan Tabo Blvd. Also serving all Lovelace Hospitals, Presbyterian and University of New Mexico hospital.

January Birth Flower - Carnation

10th Jan 2017

The Flower for January is the Carnation

January’s birth flower is the Carnation. Carnations have many meanings including, beauty, pride and gratitude.

The carnation often gets a bad rap as a trash flower because they are easy to grow and inexpensive to buy. In truth, the carnation is a lovely long-lasting flower with a sweet scent. The carnation was probably native to the Mediterranean region but it has been cultivated for so long in so many places the exact origin is difficult to determine.


Carnations are often called dianthus, their botanical name. The word dianthus come from Greek. Dios refers to the Greek god, Zeus, while anothos means flowers, thus dianthus (carnations) are flowers of the gods.


The snowdrop (galanthus) is also a January flower. One of the first flowers to bloom in spring, they symbolize beauty, hope and rebirth. 


Carnation Colors and Meaning
Like roses, each color of carnation has a special meaning.

  • Red - love, affection or admiration
  • Dark Red - deep love
  • Pink - Thankfulness and gratitude
  • White - pure love, innocence, and good luck.
  • Purple - whimsy and unpredictability


Occasions

Carnations are often worn on Mother's Day, Teacher's Day and green carnations are worn on St. Patrick's Day.

Weddings and Anniversary
Carnations are also popular wedding flowers and are the official flower for the 1st Anniversary.


State Flower
The carnation is the State Flower of Ohio


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