Carnations

leopardlady(5)January 30, 2011

Hi. I tried some carnation seed and because of the dreadfully hot summer, they did not grow last year. I am trying to find some large carnations that will bloom much of the year, preferably the plants and not the seed. I have seen Dianthus that will bloom from spring to frost, but they do not look very big. I really would like the large ones you get from the florist for a cutting garden.

I live in Mi and carnations are very difficult to find around here. Last year HD had some but they were the very small ones.

Thank you!

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grannymarsh(z4-5 U.P. MICH)

I talked with one of my Florists (a customer). She mentioned that she had had the opportunity to visit some large West coast growers/wholesalers. The flowers are grown in massive greenhouses under exacting conditions, computer monitered, extensively sprayed, etc.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 9:38AM
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leopardlady(5)

Ah, I see. So I can not expect my Carnations to look as beautiful and large as the florists? Sigh. Well, guess I need to plant several to make a nice arrangement.

Thank you!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 10:38AM
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