As someone unlikely to receive flowers for valentines day this year (and haven’t ever, that I can remember), I am always a fan of taking charge of my own life… Ergo the dianthus I bought for myself today. And yes, they’ll be around for at least two weeks.
I know most folks think carnations are trite, but they couldn’t be more wrong, the word “pink” was actually named for these cute flowers, and dianthus/pinks/carnations are mentioned in shakespeare… “the very pinck of courtesy.”
Brand new or ancient, I adore the dianthus family, they are cheap, last forever in a vase and they sell them at the grocery store for goodness sake!
Give me carnations over some long stemmed red roses with baby’s breath any day…even Valentines day.