Friday, June 13, 2014

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose...

by Deanna

Yesterday was Red Rose Day, the most popular American flower and it was also the day I needed to write my bi-weekly post.  Coming up with new and insightful posts for our readers is always a challenge with the wealth of talented ladies we have here at FOL.  But after reading that it was Red Rose Day I decided to dedicate this post to America’s favorite flower, the rose.  Right now they are blooming in gardens all over, even after the harsh winter (and after losing 2 of my beloved bushes) these glorious flowers are showing off their colors and beauty. 

A year or two ago I read a delightful book entitled “The Language of Flowers”, ever read it?  Along with the storyline you also learned the meaning of flowers and that each one represented a feeling or an emotion.  So, I thought that if each flower represented a feeling surely the color of the rose did the same.  So I did a little internet search and found all kinds of info (sometimes more than you could possibly want) and found that yes, each color symbolizes a specific meaning.  And not only the color but the number of roses has a meaning as well.  Well enough chatter…let’s get down to it.  I certainly don’t have every color of rose growing in my gardens, would be nice, but that is not gonna happen, so I grabbed my camera and decided the best place to capture the different colors would be my favorite garden center.  I don’t have an image of every color mentioned in this mammoth heap of information, but I do have enough….

RED – represents love, beauty, courage and respect, romantic love, and congratulations.
(see above)

DEEP BURGUNDY - represents Unconscious beauty

WHITE - represents purity, innocence, silence, secrecy, reverence, humility, youthfulness, heavenly

LIGHT PINK - represents admiration, sympathy, gentleness, grace, gladness, joy & sweetness

DARK PINK - represents appreciation, gratitude "Thank You"

PALE PEACH - represents Modesty

YELLOW with RED TIP - represents friendship and falling in love

YELLOW - represents joy, gladness, friendship, delight, welcome back, remember me & jealousy

LAVENDER - represents love at first sight, enchantment

CORAL - represents desire

And not only does the color matter in the giving, but the number as well.  Didn't know that, did ya? 
 - A single rose of any color depicts utmost devotion
 - Two roses entwined together communicate "Marry Me"
 - Six roses signify a need to be loved or cherished
 - Eleven roses assure the recipient they are truly and deeply loved
 - Thirteen roses indicate a secret admirer

So the next time you look at a rose, whatever color, or perhaps give someone a rose or roses, know that the color and the number have a meaning....altho to be honest I would be thrilled to receive any color of rose or any about you?? 


Dotti said...

Your roses are picture perfect! We ... I should say ... my husband grows roses. I cut them and put them in vases. However we fight at annual battle with the rabbits who seem to find three or four of them an epicurean delight. But we do love our roses and so far we've had a good growing season. Thank you for your rose trivia today ... so much fun. And your pictures really are perfect.

Linda/patchwork said...

Beautiful roses and beautiful photos.

terriporter said...

I remember hearing about certain colors of roses having a meaning of some kind but didn't realize that there were so many that did! I'm with you that I would be happy getting ANY color of rose, especially beautiful ones like these. All of them are beautifully captured but that coral one has me swooning!

hootnonny said...

The roses are beautiful. If the storyline was the girl raised in foster care, I read it too. (Picked the hard back up at the grocer's for $3.) Enjoyed it immensely.

Cathy said...

Oh I love roses and have almost every color growing in my garden. I also loved that book! Beautiful photos Deanna.

Liz said...

Oh my!! These images are divine Deanna!

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