I am beyond excited to tell you about our first ever order of heirloom carnations from Hendrick’s Flowers in PA.
I know a lot of people are turned off by carnations since they are known as the cheap, grocery store flower. But I’m telling you, these heirloom varieties are TO DIE FOR!
Hendrick’s is one of only a handful of farms that still grow the heirloom, scented varieties of carnations. Before we met the great folks at Hendrick’s, we had never used carnations before because none of the growers in our region grow carnations as a cut flower. But Hendrick’s does…and they have been for over 100 years.
If you haven’t smelled a carnation before, that’s not a surprise. Modern carnations, like many other flowers, have had their scent bred out of them extend their lives long enough to be successfully shipped from thousands of miles away. Carnations have a scent like cloves. It’s the most wonderful, spicy scent ever (and I cant get enough of it! If you want to come over and smell them…just call us!)
We are beyond excited to use these beauties this week! Watch for them in our weekly bunches and in our other arrangements this week. You’ll never look at a carnation the same way again!