SOMETIMES WE ALL NEED A LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT TO OPEN UP!
Carnations are a wonderful flower, offering weeks of bloom and colour in any arrangement.
With each bud flowering at different stages, the carnation is one of our favourite flowers here at Gingham Florals.
Some of the buds on a carnation will sometimes require support in opening up and there are a few tips to getting full blooms from your flowers.
The first method is as simple as rolling the flower head in one hand between your fingers gently and ruffling the petals with the other.
Another way of achieving full bloom from your carnations - and our preferred method - is to push in, one at a time, each of the green pointed sepals with your thumb nail, allowing them to pop out slightly and release a little from the flower bud, so the compact collection of petals can relax and open outwards.
The sepals are there to protect the flower bud as it matures and will open out naturally in time anyway - but sometimes like us humans they need a little encouragement to open up.