Celebrate the Rose Month. How?? (Though only a few days are left!)
- Visit a public rose garden near you. Weekend plan?
- Send photos of roses to friends and family. Right away!
- Give a rose plant to a nearby nursing home. In the evening?
- Volunteer to help care for the roses at a local park. Let me think….
- The floors of Cleopatra’s palace were carpeted with delicate rose petals, and that the wise and knowing Confucius had a 600 book library specifically on how to care for roses. Cool!
- The rose is New York’s state flower. OK!
- A rose by any other name… According to Greek Mythology, it was Aphrodite who gave the rose its name. How nice!
- While the rose may bear no fruit, the rose hips (the part left on the plant after a rose is done blooming) contain more Vitamin C than almost any other fruit or vegetable. Should replace it with lemons now!
- Napoleon’s wife Josephine so adored roses, she grew more than 250 varieties. Addicted like me!?
- The Chinese were probably the first to popularize the rose as food…flavor tea and pastries, as well as a liqueur called of “sand roses”…
- It’s said that throwing rose leaves into a burning flame will bring you good luck. Will make it daily ritual!
Different Colors, Different Expressions!
Roses are the ultimate flower for expression of emotion or feeling. As a gift, roses can convey different meanings if the person receiving them knows the symbolism attached to the various colors of roses.
- True red is the rose for lovers
- Fiery red roses signify passion
- Cardinal red symbolizes desire
- Fully bloomed red roses best convey the message “I still love you”
- Red rose buds are a way to express love for the first time.
Peach roses symbolize appreciation and desire. A bouquet of peach roses could express sincere appreciation for someone’s accomplishments.
Pink roses signify elegance, gentility, and poetic romance, without the seriousness signified by red. Pink roses are more light-hearted than red and can signify mere admiration or sweetness of thought.
Dark pink is symbolic of appreciation and thankfulness
A mixture of pink and red roses signifies a romantic relationship.
White roses are sometimes called the “flower of light” and are the bride’s roses. They symbolize unity, sincerity, loyalty, purity, and a love stronger than death. White roses can be mixed with red to emphasize the meaning of love, while white rose buds are an appropriate gift to a young girl from her father.
- Purple roses are appropriate for wedding anniversaries beyond 25 years and as memorial flowers for a lost spouse
- Deep purple roses should be reserved for intimate situations
Black roses are symbolic of death. Oops!
Single rose – Simplicity
Two roses – An engagement or coming marriage
Phew! Quite a
lot Rose!! BTW…Happy Rose Month!!