These carnations are the small variety and heavily scented. I love carnations. I remember my parents had them planted in the front yard and the scent was heady and spicy, like cloves. In this day, when the scent is bred out of so many flowers to increase their longevity, I appreciate these small gems even more.
Hey - when I was just checking out something about flowers online, I found a piece from The Wall Street Journal that said not to store flowers by produce (presumably talking about retailers here) because apples for example, emit a hormone that damages blooms. I also read that scientists have isolated 13 genes that determine flowers fragrances. This article talks about "designing scents" and apparently last summer the market was introduced to petunias that smell like roses. Oh my.
6" x 6" / oil on panel / $75