1. says

    Terribly sweet, yet regal. I remember, when I was a child, someone saying that carnations were cheap rose substitutes. I took offense, enough that I still recall it. I’ve always loved Carnations. Then again, I’ve been accused of being the cheapest date, going by flowers, because I love daisies best of all.

  2. rq says

    Carnations (esp. red ones) have a very Soviet symbolism here, so carnations are a rarely seen flower individually, but will appear in bouquets (although to be honest, not all that often, either!). When I was little they were a very common flower, it was to go-to at events or graduations. It is certainly because they were cheaper than roses, but I don’t know if they were presented as rose substitutes.
    Daisies and any wildflowers are best, esp. picked by hand. Cheap? Sure, but since more expensive flowers get complained about as well, can’t win.

    Anyway, I’m in love with her hair and her pet caterpillar (I’ve been loving all the insect and insect-like characters showing up in these drawings, too!). There was one with dragonwings, that was awesome.

  3. says

    I think people should pay more attention to them again. They’re beautiful in their own right, and smell wonderful.

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