A carnation plant in the village of Loarre in Huesca, Aragon in Spain adorns the church wall to magnify the beauty of this village. In Aragon, Spain you will find many flowering plants of the carnation family as they are considered the National Flower of Spain as well as being one of the most beautiful to ogle over.
The carnation is a flowering plant that has been cultivated for the last 2,000 years. Originally the color of the carnation was a pinkish hue but now you will find a carnation of a wide varieties of colors. Not only does a carnation plant explode with blossoms when it is at its fullest but they are also a flower that seems to live for a greater length of time.
A carnation flower is worn on many special occasions around the world and each country has their own tales behind what a carnation symbolizes. For the most part, the carnation flower expresses love, fascination and distinction but each separate color has its own meaning just like that of a rose.
Not only is the carnation the National flower of Spain but the carnation plant is fairly easy to grow and when visiting Aragon, Spain you will see that there is an abundance of them. They prefer as much sun as possible and a very rich and well drained soil. Once established in their new bed you can be sure that your garden will flourish with the carnation flower every spring.
Carnations along the wall of the church, Iglesia de San Esteban in the village of Loarre, Huesca, Aragon, Spain, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/80 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 35mm.
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