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Sofia, Bulgaria; Just a woman in a Man's Man's World... Wife, mother of a 20+year-old boy -a young philosopher. Make cards sometimes and I was a proud DT member of IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES.

четвъртък, 4 юли 2013 г.


Lucky Snapping in 2013

The View Challenge: July

  Hot July brings cooling showers,
apricots and gillyflowers.

       Докато се оглеждах за карамфили, за да допълня поемата - попаднах на тази красива хортензия и дори купих един стрък.

While I was looking for carnations /
gillyflowers/ to complement the poem - I came across this beautiful hydrangea and even bought a blade of it.
/Скъпа Вив, може да се окаже, че аз не знам какво са gillyflowers ..
Много е горещо и цветарските магазини са доста внимателни в подбора за цветя.
Dear Viv, maybe I don't know 
What did they gillyflowers ..
It is very hot and florists are quite careful in the selection of flowers. /

gillyflowers = кичести карамфили

Have you heard of the Gillyflower? 
The Gillyflower is one of the Dianthus genres. Similar to a carnation in their petal shape, colors, and boldly fragrant, the Gillyflower is a Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red petals that are spice-scented, usually double flowers. They are widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors.

“The Gillyflowers got its name via French giroflée from Greek karyophyllon = “nut-leaf” = the spice called clove. Some say that “gillyflower” originally referred to scented plants that were used in Europe as a cheap substitute for the spice called clove” per Wikipedia

Although the Gillyflower is not a common florist flower, its “cousin” the carnation is. Carnations are one of the longest lasting flowers; available in beautiful colors, and fragrant.

Carnations have long been known to have a love hate relationship with flower receivers. Some look at them as a cheap out from sending more exotic flowers or roses, however others love receiving carnations because they know they will be able to enjoy their beauty for a long time. . Whatever, carnations remain one of the best values in flowers. Throw in a nice card, balloon, a teddy bear, box of chocolates, or what not and although the carnations may be slightly more cost effective, the sentiment is the same – they were sent with the heart.


7 коментара:

  1. Looks like it's really summer in Bulgaria. You lucky ! xxx

  2. I love, love, love the sunflowers but also the apricots!

  3. Those Sunflowers look wonderful as do the apricots.
    Thank you for finding out what a gillyflower is.

  4. Wow, how interesting, thanks so much for finding that out!

    How fab is that view of the field of sunflowers, I adore it, you must print it out in large and put it on the wall! xxx

  5. Lovely sunflower fields, we have seen these in France a few years ago!

    I didn't know about gillyflowers either, thank you Borqna xxxx

  6. I love the sunflowers! They are one of my favorites.