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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Roses For Valentine's Day



Posted by Author R. Ann Siracusa

So, it’s Sunday, February 10, and you haven’t bought your special women a Valentine’s Day gift yet? Well, don’t worry. There’s always chocolates.
She loves chocolate, but she’ll say I’m sabotaging her diet.
What about champagne?
Same problem.
Diamond earrings?
Whoa. I don’t want to get too serious too fast. I’m not ready for that.
Let’s see. Ladies love getting flowers. You can always pick up roses at Costco.
Or can you? I guess you can, but here are a few things to know in advance.
Those days of picking up a gift at random are gone, Romeo. That’s one of the problems with the internet. There’s too much information out there. Today’s modern woman is probably going to know – of find out – the meaning of each of the flowers you might give her. She’ll know what each color means. Plus, you have to be cautious of how many of the flowers are in the bouquet – the number is symbolic too. And she’ll probably expect you to know also.
Wha-at?
MEANING OF THE FLOWER
Sorry. Nothing is easy. Plus, I heard on the news that if you haven’t already ordered flowers, it may be too late to get what you want. If not, the florist may recommend some other types of flowers instead of roses. I doubt florists have allowed the "meaning" of any flower to be negative, but it might symbolize something you don't want to say. These alternatives are popular in 2019.
Anthurium - Symbolizes hospitality. It is also used to indicate happiness and abundance.
CarnationSymbolizes ride and beauty. A red carnation symbolizes love, pride and admiration; a pink carnation symbolizes the love of a woman or a mother; a purple carnation symbolizes capriciousness; a yellow carnation symbolizes disdain, rejection or disappointment; while a white carnation symbolizes innocence and pure love. A striped carnation conveys refusal.
Chrysanthemum - Symbolizes fidelity, optimism, joy and long life. A red chrysanthemum conveys love; a white chrysanthemum symbolizes truth and loyal love while a yellow chrysanthemum symbolizes slighted love. And … if you’re in a European country, this flower symbolizes death and is only used for funerals. Just ‘sayin’.
Daisy - Symbolizes innocence and purity. It conveys loyal and love. Gerbera Daisy specifically conveys cheerfulness.

Lilac - Symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence. White lilac symbolizes humility and innocence, field lilac symbolizes charity while purple lilac symbolizes first love.
Lily - Symbolizes purity and refined beauty. White lily symbolizes modesty and virginity, orange lily symbolizes passion, yellow lily symbolizes gaiety while Lily of the Valley symbolizes sweetness and purity of heart.
Orchid - Symbolizes exotic beauty, refinement, thoughtfulness and mature charm. It also symbolizes proud and glorious femininity.

Rose - Symbolizes love in all its various forms, but the specific symbolism varies based on color, variety and number. 

Tulip - Signifies a declaration of love, fame, and perfect love.



MEANING OF THE COLOR
Maybe you’ll luck out and find a florist with all varieties of roses. After all, roses are best for Valentine’s Day. But what color?
Red – Symbolizes love and desire.
Yellow – Symbolizes joy, friendship, the promise of a new beginning.
White – Symbolizes purity, innocence, reverence, a new beginning, a fresh start.
Pink rose – Symbolizes grace, happiness, gentleness.
Lavender rose – Symbolizes love at first sight. I am enchanted by you
Orange rose - Symbolizes desire and enthusiasm.
Coral or Peach rose – Symbolizes friendship, modesty, sympathy.
Deep, dark crimson or Black rose – Symbolizes mourning.
Blue Rose - Symbolizes an unattainable dream.

MEANING OF THE NUMBER OF FLOWERS
You’re getting close but not off the hook yet. If roses are your choice you have to pay attention to what that means as well.
A single rose – Signifies a great compliment; it represents ‘love at first sight’ and is often given to the ladies during the first date. It shows a definite romantic interest.
Three roses – Express contentment from being with the other person. This bouquet is often reserved for couples with some mileage behind their backs.
Five roses - Being given five roses is the moment most women dream about. They symbolize true love. So, if you are on the receiving end of this gift, pinch yourself, it is really happening.
Six rosesShows the person on the giving end that you want to take the relationship to the next level. This bouquet confesses unrevealed tinges of love and passion.
Ten roses -Symbolizes two lovers meant for each other; a perfect love.
Twelve roses – A dozen roses symbolize wholeness; the desire of the gift-giver to spend their whole life with their beloved. It’s equivalent to a marriage proposal.
Fifteen roses – Symbolizes a feeling of regret one might harbor following an argument with their special someone.
Twenty roses – Signifies that your love it sincere. Throw in another, making it twenty-one and you get the mind-disarming message of eternal and unconditional love – a genuine gesture of appreciation for the other person.

If this is all too complicated, maybe you should try the diamond earrings.

AUTHOR R. ANN SIRACUSA
Travel to Foreign Lands for Romance and Intrigue

Sources:
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1 comment:

Debby said...

What a great post. I knew what number of roses mean but not the meaning of the specific flower. Thanks
debby236 at gmail dot com from USA

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