Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Deep crimson carnations

This is a deep, deep crimson carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) called 'King of The Blacks' (as it is tinged with black), which is absolutely ideal as a buttonhole with a dinner jacket-Tuxedo or a dark city suit. It strangely combines auras of: formality and dissolution; the feast and the wake; the marriage bed and the grave:

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