In some of the centrepieces, the green dianthus among the hot pinks added warmth and gaiety.
As one of the world’s oldest cultivated flowers, the many colours of carnations have assumed different symbols. Pink, symbolizing a mother’s love, is traditionally given on Mother’s Day.
And by mid-March, many of us think green: Spring, St Patrick’s Day, shamrocks, green beer. And the green carnation! It was the signature flower of Ireland’s beloved poet and playwright, Oscar Wilde, and is the name of a newly launched men’s fragrance, The Green Carnation.
We know that some things will always have their place. The dianthus, flower of the gods, remains.