Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Painting the Roses Red

When I think about roses, I think of love, Valentine's Day, and the movie, Alice and Wonderland. Strange isn't it? Don't ask me why, but when the Queen of Hearts sings the song "Painting the Roses Red" it always made me wonder... what other colors could roses come in?

In honor of February, here's some interesting rose trivia... and a reminder of what exactly to get that special someone for Valentine's Day (hint, hint: flowers!)

Red roses are the traditional symbol for love and romance (awww!) Red roses are a way to say "I love you!" and symbolize beauty and perfection.

Pink roses are often given as a symbol of admiration. It can also be a symbol of grace and elegance.

Yellow roses symbolize happiness and friendship. It's not uncommon to send or send a bouquet of yellow roses to symbolize friendship or joy.

White roses represent new beginnings and are often used in weddings (example: the bride's bouquet). White rose arrangements can also be used as a symbol of remembrance.

Orange roses represent the Florida Gators... just kidding--orange roses symbolize enthusiasm and desire.

Finally, lavender roses symbolize enchantment and also love at first sight!

There you have it, some flower trivia to start your month of February....and to serve as a reminder, that there is the perfect rose out there for you to send your special someone--whether it's love, friendship, enchantment or admiration! Contact us for more information and how we can help you out this Valentine's Day!

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