Red carnation

Dianthus caryophyllus

Red carnation is the symbol of Mother's day and this flower reminds me of my mother who had passed away too early.
My carnation starts blooming after Mother's day. I wish it would bloom on Mother's day.
This spray carnation has stems of more than five flowers on them.
Last summer when the flowers ended their lives, I trimmed the stalks. In early spring when it had new sprouts, I cut the faded stalks. Now it's in full bloom.

Language of the flower.     Pride and beauty

Wrote on June 16 2005