i remember as a kid my dad picked thistles and dried them for my mom because she is Scottish. He told us a legend about why the thistle is Scotland's flower; the thistles hung on our living room wall for years
Pink Carnation 'Doris' - Carnations (or 'pinks') pink or red color symbolizes love, life. Carnations' color and spicy fragrance refers to the crucifixion, "love unto death." The name 'carnation' also suggests the Incarnation of Christ.