My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Where to cut Carnations or Pinks to condition

Where to cut a carnation to condition

Cut the carnation stems between the nodes (the knobby part) to make sure the flowers will condition well and continue to take up water.

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Favourite Flowers

Dianthus

Pink, Carnation, Clove Pink, Chinese Pink

Related Designs

10 July 2013 Pink

Weave an invisible grid to float the plant material on

27 May 2020 Take a Stab at it

Skewer a few leaves to turn a single carnation in a bud vase... into an occasion... all by itself!

3 February 2021 here’s the catch

Weave an all natural net to place over a vase to keep your flowers above water.

24 February 2021 Picked up some proper Pruning

An early Spring design with a twist on using an old favourite: composite flowers.