Hi there all of you Garden of Eden Flower Shop (and chocolates and gifts) fans! We’d like to welcome you all to our new Feature Flower Friday! Each week, we will be feature a different type of flower, the meaning behind them and the reasons you would give or present them to someone else. Join us today as we cover the carnation! Overall, the carnation is a very popular flower with a prominent place all throughout history, earning its title as one of the most widely recognized flower out there. Needless to say, with all the history surrounding it, the carnation has acquired many meanings, and may just be the perfect flower to give your loved one on Valentine’s Day. In a general sense, the carnation is a symbol of love, fascination, distinction, and devotion. This flower sends of a very sweet vibe to those whom you gift it to, and a message that is sure to leave a mark. However, the color of the carnation itself can greatly alter the meaning. For that special one in your life, go with a deep red carnation, as it symbolized deep love and a strong sense of admiration. On the other hand, stay away from yellow or striped carnations this Valentine’s Day, as they represent disappointment and regret, respectively. No matter what you plan to use a carnation for, know that we are here to help. Just pop on into any one of our various stores around South Jersey to see how we use the carnation in your next arrangement! Have a great weekend!