In Victorian England no party dress was complete without a garland of flowers (flower leis) encircling the shoulders and another one wrapped elegantly throughout a profusion of curls. Estates had large greenhouses for growing flowers to wear. The common folk treasured the flower-laden fields for their flower supplies for festivals and celebrations .A floral garland in Hawaii is called a lei. It is a symbol of affection
.Basic Carnation Garland To honor a guest, give to a loved one, decorate for an event or make for yourself. You will need about 4 dozen carnation heads and a needle and thread.
1. Cut the flower heads at the base of the calyx.