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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Roses and Valentine's Day

Did you receive roses for Valentine's Day? Red is the most popular color to give, but other colors are also given on this day.

Let's hear it for the roses...all sizes, shades and colors! The wonderful aroma, beautiful bouquets, bushes, etc., all around us.Do you know what the colors signify?

RED: Known as the Lover's Rose, shades can go from light to deep crimson. What better Valentine's gift than red roses? Maybe with chocolates to add a special "romance" meaning?

PINK: Expresses gentility, femininity, elegance, admiration. Deep pink: gratitude. Light pink: grace.

WHITE: Represents purity, innocence and celebrates weddings and young love.

 YELLOW: Evokes a sense of warmth and friendship. In Victorian times, it symbolized jealousy!

ORANGE: Symbolize desire, attraction, and passion...that can lead to a wild romance!

LAVENDER, LILAC, PURPLE: Displays enchantment, and imagination...and love at first sight.


TURQUOISE: Expresses well-being, calmness, fertility.

BLUE:  Embodies a sense the impossible and of mystery while hoping for an extraordinary chance for the beginning of something new.

GOLD: No better way to say "I Care", "Welcome Back", "Remember Me", my friend.

Whatever color is given is a wonderful expression of love...except black. No romance there. Just sorrow so let's hope none come your way. Although, I'm sure some paranormal romances will feature these black roses as the choice of shade for dark tales!

Credits: Teleflora, Proflowers, Morrison Gardens, Roses for Life.
Photos: Flickr: D. Sharon Pruitt, Joe Shalbotnik, The Gifted, Angela M. Michel, BONGURI, dorena-wm, KIUKO, naitokz, toastforbreakfast, and ghewqill's photostreams.


  1. I didn't even know roses came in all those colors. What a kick a gaudy bouquet full of all the colors would be! Or for me, only the gaudiest of the blossoms - an all gold one? Why not?

    My DH got me beautiful red roses. I look at them and feel his love - his warmth and his concern. I'll keep 'em on until long after they wither and DH will finally sneak them out of the house while I'm gone.

    Great post and I hope everyone had a V-day filled with love, whether of the floral variety or not.

  2. I too received red roses. Although I'm allergic to roses, my husband seems bent on giving them to me...and I accept them knowing he loves me. Keeping them in an open area away from me works. I can see them...and they're beautiful!...but not get too close.
    Old habits are hard to change, and he always buys them! Love that man!

  3. A lovely article. Loved the gold rose...didn't know roses came in gold...Tabs

  4. Didn't know roses came in blue or turquoise. I have always loved pink and my mom's favorite was pale pink.

  5. Thanks for the info on the color of Roses! Great post.

  6. I enjoyed your article, Marianne. I love roses in all colors. Have never seen a gold or blue rose, though. They're beautiful!

    I hope you had a great Valentine's Day.


  7. Well, a florist said forgiveness was pink so I sent a guy some pink ones because I stood him up. Never heard back from him. Pink didn't work. Sooo bad idea. Wasn't Joe tho :)


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