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  • On the same ground Ebony and Henbane must be excluded; together with Gilliflowers, which he elsewhere speaks of as Carnations; and Woodbine, because he also speaks of Honeysuckle.

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  • "Carnations," he says, "cost even more to produce: $10,000 for each dunam."

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  • Stewart loves their longevity: "Carnations last for ever," she enthuses.

    Carnations are making a comeback? Why?

  • Carnations come in a wide range of colors — yellow, red, pink, white and even green — the latter is actually naturally achieved by growers and not just produced for St. Patrick's Day (though there are boatloads of cheap dyed carnations as well).

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  • Carnations, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, are making a comeback.

    Carnations are making a comeback? Why?

  • Carnations also featured largely in prized textiles loomed by 17th-century Ottoman Turks (they favored tulips as well) and in Turkish Iznik pottery, which flourished in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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  • Carnations showed up regularly in works of art and literature in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries; the fr illy boutonniere-favorite was considered important enough to warrant a mention by Shakespeare ( "Love's Labour's Lost") and a depiction by da Vinci ( "Madonna With the Carnation," 1475, currently hanging in a German museum).

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  • Carnations can actually lay claim to a rather illustrious past.

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  • She also prizes them for their longevity: "Carnations last forever," Ms. Stewart declared, and characteristically offered a useful tip: "A teaspoon of bleach in the water will make carnations last longer."

    What in Carnation?

  • Carnations are also the flower of choice for quite a few prominent floral designers.

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