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Aug 15 2012

Wordless Wednesday Poor Mans Rose

Poor Mans Rose

Someone told me years ago that the carnation is “the poor mans rose”. Truth be told I prefer a carnation over a rose. The fragrance is wonderful and they last for two weeks after cutting.

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  1. Ms. A

    And it’s purple!

  2. Nancy @ A Rural Journal

    My father’s favorite flower! xo

  3. SallyAnn

    It’s beautiful. Purple is my favorite color.

  4. Danielle

    What a beautiful flower. I love your new header also!

  5. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Wonder if my wife would like them?

  6. Kelly

    I love carnations! They are beautiful, come in so many wonderful colors, and they last quite a long time.

  7. Judy Haughton-James

    This rose is so beautiful Katherine! Guess what?! My favourite flowers are roses!:) Thanks for sharing on the Wordless Wednesday Photo Hop.

  8. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I love roses, poor man’s or not :) Beautiful photo.

  9. bridgetstraub.com

    It doesn’t look poor at all!

  10. ColleenB.

    Such a gorgeous color but when I first read your title Poor Man’s Roses reminded me and brought back memories of the song by Patsy Cline – ‘Poor Man’s Roses’.
    ColleenB.

  11. Cheryl@ Sew Can Do

    Just gorgeous! Wish my flower garden would sprout something this lovely!

  12. Beverly

    And, they have such a fresh fragrance.♥

  13. Rose

    Is this poor mans rose called ( Lisianthus ) ? and where can you order the seeds ?

    1. Katherines Corner

      Hello Rose, it is a dianthus. I imagine seeds are available at most garden shops. :-)

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