Monday, June 1, 2009

More mushrooms will be added to the shop,soon...in the meanwhile, I bought Dianthus in the flower shop,which is not easy to find here,I never understood why ,maybe it has some strange meaning...I was wondering,does this flower symbolize something in particular in your country?

15 comments:

Saskia said...

The white carnation symbolizes the late husband Prince Bernhard of the late queen Juliana of the Netherlands. He always wore a white carnation in his buttonhole. Dutch war veterans have adopt this habbit.
Red carnations are the symbol of labour movements in many places of the world.

strikk handknits said...

not sure of the meaning here, but i love contrasting carnation tins - so different, yet so similar!

sigrid said...

The revolution in Portugal was called Carnation Revolution, when the military insurgents put these flowers in their gun-barrels at the Lisbon flower market.
In my own country, Germany, the carnation is rather a flower found on graveyards and at funerals. It is a symbol of Christ's passion, since its petals resemble a nail. In old German, the flower was also called "näglein" (little nail), a name which is still present in an old but common lullaby.

Chelsea said...

Carnations in the US are one of the most simple, everyday flowers. They are sold at all grocery stores, every convenience stores! I have never thought of them as an interesting flower- so its great to hear all these other interpretations

lovepics said...

i love your mushrooms, they are amazimg!

Summer said...

Oh,i like the purple mushroom.So cute! Thanks for sharing,have a nice day.=)

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alis said...

In old Turkish movies, people wear a red carnation on their chest to be recognized when they're are going to meet someone for a blind date, that person usually being their pen pal with whom they have been in love with :)

La Fabila peligrosette said...

In my life it symbolizes the love between my parents.
My father use to give my mother Carnations at least every week.
He doesn't giver her flowers anymore, now she is the one that buy flowers and keep my house full of them.

kris said...

It was so interesting reading your comments,thank you so much,I love that flower even more,now

Bri said...

Too cute! And I love the way you've photographed the mushrooms.

Penélope said...

In Portugal the red carnation means freedom from dictatorship since it was the flower that the soldiers were offered to put in their guns... the revolution took place without a single gun shot, 36 years ago... since then, every 25th of April, we proudly display red carnations.

Rastlinica said...

Hy,
just found your blog today. Beautiful!! Nice mushrooms, hope they are not poisonous :-)
In our country (Slovenija, EU) red carnation is a symbol for love, frienship and slovenian people and also symbol for workers rights, people who fighted in world war ipd...
BR

Kristina said...

Such interesting comments about carnations. The ones that grow in pots (smaller flowers , dark red) are/were typical of farmhouses in the North western part of Slovenia. Old people said that pot of carnations had to be placed near a heap of manure - that made them grow and bloom. Another interesting thing. Carnation in "nagelj" in our language - it must come from old German, as Sigrid says that the word was "naglein". I didn't know it meant anything - how interesting.

Mama Mima said...

greetings from jakarta! i always enjoy every one of your posts.
carnation is a very common flower in my country. not sure if it symbolize anything, but it's available all seasons.
we also have that carnation milk, but in a little different packaging design.

Bia Bê said...

I want one of your mushrooms!!! :D