Let's hear it for the roses...all sizes, shades and colors! The wonderful aroma, beautiful bouquets, bushes, etc., all around us. Colors of Roses and what they mean:
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.
Whatever color you choose, you can't go wrong...except with black. No romance there. Just sorrow so stay away from them. Although, I'm sure some paranormal romances feature these black roses as the shade choice for dark tales!
Credits: Teleflora, Proflowers, Morrison Gardens, Roses for Life.
Photos: Flickr:Jarostaw Pocztarski, toastforgbrekkie, VickiB3, the Gufted, Angela M. Michel, BONGURI, dorena-wm, ghenqill, KIUKO, and newtown graffiti's photostreams.