Carnation Boutonniere

A carnation boutonniere is sometimes neglected in today's dramatic edge look of calla lilies and freesia, but this wonderful little flower is a true bargain.

It has a wonderful fragrance, comes in a multitude of different colors and shades and holds up beautifully . .even in outdoor humid weather!

A simple boutonniere of a red carnation backed with ivy makes a sweet combination.

If using miniature carnations, choose a full blown carnation backed with a bud and a few greens.

This boutonniere has a definite feel of "spring" when paired witha soft pink rosebud.

The soft blend of peach and blue is a true winner when this boutonniere was accented with pale blue delphinium.

The bright contrast of reds,lavender daisies and purple static sure spices up this boutonniere. Add a bow, and this could be used for a simple corsage to honor someone cutting your cake, passing out wedding programs or for a tiny flower girl's basket decoration.

Photos courtesy of John Henry. All rights reserved.

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