Saturday, February 12, 2011

"The Seven Days of Valentine's:" {The Flower of Love..}

My Dear Readers,

I apologise for the lateness of today..I was playing the piano/singing a few songs for a funeral..and the rest of the day has been busy with Biology experiments and the like; thus the postponing. :P

~Don't forget to enter the Etsy sponsored giveaway posted yesterday for Day Three--and keep on the look-out for another day along those lines! ;)

As the rose is the signature bloom for Valentine's Day, here are some fun facts which you may or may not have known about the "flower of love.."

The Seven Days of Valentine's: Day Four
"The Flower of Love.."

Long a symbol of love and passion, the ancient Greeks and Romans associated roses with Aphrodite and Venus, goddesses of love. Used for hundreds of years to convey messages without words, they also represent confidentiality. In fact, the Latin expression "sub rosa"(literally, "under the rose") means something told in secret, and in ancient Rome, a wild rose was placed on the door to a room where confidential matters were being discussed.

Each color offers a distinct meaning: red, the lover’s rose, signifies enduring passion; white, humility and innocence; yellow, expressing friendship and joy; pink, gratitude, appreciation and admiration; orange, enthusiasm and desire; white lilac and purple roses represent enchantment and love at first sight. The number of stems in a rose bouquet can also express specific sentiments.


The June birth flower and the 15th wedding anniversary flower, roses are also the national flower of the United States and the state flower of Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota and the District of Columbia. And, not surprisingly, June – the month so often associated with weddings – is National Rose Month.

1 comment:

  1. Great facts on roses! ;) I'll try to enter your giveaway soon.


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