Tuesday, February 12, 2008

LOVE - Day 13

Love and Flowers

We all love giving and receiving flowers. And Valentine's Day is the number 1 day to send roses! Just check with you local florist!!

According to Florapedia: The rose is a flower that is steeped in tradition. There are many elements, such as the type of rose and number of stems, which can carry as much significance as the color. The enduring symbolism of the rose has helped us express many of our most heartfelt sentiments.

But did you know the type of rose has as much meaning as the color of the rose?

One Dozen Roses
12 roses: the perfect dozen. It is the number most commonly associated with roses. A dozen roses traditionally send a message of love and gratitude. As the significance of a dozen roses has become more prevalent, it has become the standard for rose arrangements for all occasions. Read More – Meaning of One Dozen Roses

Two Dozen Roses
With double the number of roses than a traditional dozen roses, a bouquet of two dozen roses carries double the meaning! Two dozen roses as a romantic gift says "I belong to you." For other occasions, two dozen roses adds to the extravagance of the gift.Read More – Meaning of Two Dozen Roses

Long Stemmed Roses
Long stemmed roses carry a deep meaning and are often the most desired and appreciated type of rose. A bouquet of long stemmed roses signifies, "I will remember you always." A single long stemmed rose imparts a message of simplicity, such as "I love you" or "Thank you." Read More – Meaning of Long Stemmed Roses

Petite Roses
The petite roses are known for their miniature blooms, but the smaller size does not lessen their significance or their impact. Petite roses are also known as “sweetheart” roses. As their name implies, these roses are a symbol of affection perfect for a sweetheart. Read More – Meaning of Petite Roses

Roses for Occasion
With many colors to choose from and the many meanings associated with them, roses are a wonderful gift for any occasion. White roses are often used for weddings. Yellow roses can make a great birthday gift for a dear friend. Red roses are the perfect gift for a romantic occasion, such as Valentine’s Day.Read More – Special Occasions Rose Guide

Roses and Chocolates
Roses and chocolates are a classic gift combination. Nothing says “romance” more than a bouquet of red roses and a box of chocolates. Adding chocolates to a gift of roses adds that extra special accent to an expression of love. Read More – Rose and Chocolate Gifts Guide

Now for what the colors mean:

Red roses are the traditional symbol for love and romance, and a time-honored way to say "I love you." The red rose has long symbolized beauty and perfection. A bouquet of red roses is the perfect way to express your deep feelings for someone special. Read More – Meaning of Red Roses

As a symbol of grace and elegance, the pink rose is often given as an expression of admiration. Pink roses can also convey appreciation as well as joyfulness. Pink rose bouquets often impart a gentler meaning than their red counterparts. Read More – Meaning of Pink Roses

The bright, sunny color of yellow roses evokes a feeling of warmth and happiness. The warm feelings associated with the yellow rose are often akin to those shared with a true friend. As such, the yellow rose is an ideal symbol for joy and friendship. Read More – Meaning of Yellow Roses

White roses represent innocence and purity and are traditionally associated with marriages and new beginnings. The white rose is also a symbol of honor and reverence, and white rose arrangements are often used as an expression of remembrance. Read More – Meaning of White Roses

With their blazing energy, orange roses are the embodiment of desire and enthusiasm. Orange roses often symbolize passion and excitement and are an expression of fervent romance. A bouquet of orange roses will send a meaningful message. Read More – Meaning of Orange Roses

The unique beauty of the lavender rose has captured many hearts and imaginations. With their fantastical appearance, lavender roses are a perfect symbol of enchantment. The lavender rose is also traditionally used to express feelings of love at first sight. Read More – Meaning of Lavender Roses

ProFlowers.com has gone all out with their gift giving guide for this Valentines Day with it's Loveology. Pretty neat suggestions in my opinion.

Now don't think you have to give someone roses....you can really give any flower. I would happily receive roses and I do love them, but I personally love tulips. But there is always chocolates, jewelry, balloons, or anything else that comes from the heart.


Quote of the Day:

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.

When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh


joan said...

Very interesting! I didn' realize that the color of the flower had meaning. I can't remember if I have ever seen a lavender one but I bet it would be very pretty.

justabeachkat said...



(I've loved your Valentine's posts.)