Thinking of brightening up your dental office with some fresh flowers? Have you considered decorating with carnations? According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Lettie Teague, the carnation is back. Recently used by such high-profile designers as Oscar de la Renta on a spring 2011 gown, Frederic Malle in the new scent Une Fleur de Cassie, and floral and event designer Bronson Van Wyck at an opening event at New York’s Fashion Week, the flower better known recently as used for friendship flowers by school kids is regaining some of its historical prominence as dianthus caryophyllus (greek for divine flower).
The bulk of carnations are grown in Columbia these days and come in a wide arrange of natural colors, including green! They are also possessed of a distinct, clove-like aroma that can bring a pleasant, natural scent to your office. Of course, not everyone is fond of the smell and those that are allergic to carnations may have a problem with them, but if you are looking for a way to bring fresh life into your dental office décor along with a distinct aroma that doesn’t smell of antiseptic, give the carnation a thought.
PS: They last a long time, too, so you won’t have to be replacing them every other day!