Roses are a sign of love and friendship and by giving
someone a rose you are telling them how truly special
they are. There are a number of colors of roses available
and each one represents a different meaning to the receiver.
If you are looking to purchase roses for that special
someone, but aren't quite sure which color would best
suit your relationship, keep reading to find out what
each color represents.
Red - Red roses are a
sign of love, beauty, courage and respect. This color
represents romantic, sincere and passionate love. If
you want to show your loved one that they are the love
of your life, red roses are the ones to choose. Giving
a single red rose to someone is a simple way to say
"I love you".
White - White roses are
a sign of purity, innocence, silence and youthfulness.
They are given to individuals who are shy about love
and are used to tell the person how special they are.
White roses can also be used in weddings as an indication
of new love which is just beginning.
Pink - Pink roses are
a sign of appreciation and are often given as a thank
you. Pink flowers also represent happiness and admiration
and are given to someone you love whether it be a significant
other or a best friend.
Yellow - Yellow roses
are a sign of friendship, happiness, joy and promise.
Yellow roses are often given to show happiness for loved
ones who are returning from a long trip or leave of
Orange - Orange roses
signify desire and enthusiasm. They can be given at
a graduation or a commencement to celebrate the ending
and beginning of two different phases in life.
Lavender/Purple - Lavender
or purple roses are a sign of love at first sight. If
you just meet someone and have fallen head over heals
for them, show them how you feel by giving them lavender
Regardless of the color of roses,
they represent love and friendship among many other
wonderful things. Roses can be planted in your garden
or kept in vases throughout your home. If you are growing
roses in your garden follow this gardening tip to ensure
you receive the best results possible:
Pruning Your Roses - Using
pruning shears, trim your roses around the edges and
remove any dead leaves from the plant. Cut out any dead
wood, twigs or stems which are cross-growing over one
another. Pruning should be done twice a year (once in
the spring and once in the fall) to ensure your roses
are kept in top condition.
Where you decide to plant your
roses and the kind you choose will affect the overall
appearance of your garden. Roses are quite possibly
the most popular flower to show love and happiness and
anyone who receives a rose for any reason should consider
themselves a very lucky person.
Colin Smith is a freelance write
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