Roses Roses & Roses

wedding bouquet1 300x199 Roses Roses & RosesRoses are ancient symbols of love and beauty. Roses are often considered as the most perfect flowers for expression of love. Roses, in particular, define love so well because of all the various shades some of which are natural and some are man-made; that symbolize the various stages and emotions of love and romance. Here is some really interesting information about roses.

  • A single rose of any color in full bloom means “I love you.”
  • Two roses put together to form a single stem means an impending engagement or marriage.
  • A dozen roses in a bouquet represent a traditional romance, but can signify something more particular, such as a dozen ways that I love you.
  • Two dozen roses in a bouquet represent an even deeper attraction and can tell your beloved that you think of them every hour.
  • Three dozen roses symbolize a romance that is unlike any other.
  • Four dozen roses represent an unchanging and unconditional love.
  • One red rose combined with several yellow roses means joviality.
  • Pale colored roses symbolize friendship instead than romantic love.
  • Deeper colored roses symbolize a more romantic love with passion and intimacy.
  • All roses symbolize love, but certain colors of roses can take on special meanings. Opinions vary on the many meanings of roses, but here are some of the more common.

1. Red Roses                              love, passion, “I Love You”

2. White Roses                          innocence, purity, reverence, humility

3. Red & White Roses              unity

4. Yellow & Red Roses            friendship, falling in love

5. Pink Roses                            grace, gentility, perfect happiness, sweet thoughts

6. Light Pink Roses                   admiration, sympathy

7. Dark Pink Roses                   gratitude, appreciation

8. Peach Roses                          passion

9. Yellow Roses                        joy, gladness, friendship, platonic love

10.  Orange Roses                       desire, new beginnings

11.  Burgundy Roses                   beauty

12.  Black Roses                         death of old habits, renewal of spirit

13.  Blue  Roses                          mystery

14.  Green Roses                         calm, fertility, fruitfulness

15.  Purple Roses                         royalty, majesty, enchantment,

protection, paternal and/or maternal love

16.  Lavender Roses                   falling in love at first sight

17.  Tie-Dyed Roses                   fun, crazy in love

  • A bouquet of unopened roses or rosebuds is a symbol of youth and innocent love.
  • Red rosebuds symbolize youth and innocent love.
  • Pink rosebuds symbolize a love of youthfulness.
  • A combination or red and pink rosebuds means that you are youthful and beautiful.
  • One full bloomed rose given with two rosebuds symbolizes a undisclosed love.
  • White rosebuds symbolize a heart that is too young for romantic love or a heart that knows no love.
  • Moss rosebuds symbolize a first declaration of love.
  • White rosebuds that have dried or died symbolize short-lived beauty.

Roses And Love

rose 150x150 Roses And LoveRoses are the ultimate way for expression of love. Roses since ever are believed to be the best flowers for expressing love. Roses are the flowers through which each level or intensity of love can be expressed. Every color of rose holds a different meaning and expresses a different level of intensity of love.

  • Red rose the most common and famous one actually characterizes the cupid. Red rose basically represent the deep passionate love that one holds for his or her beloved. A single red rose given says “I love you”.
  • Now interestingly deep red rose does not express even deeper love instead it emotes the coyness in love. When this rose is given by someRoses Love 150x150 Roses And Love one it means “I love you” but the sender is a little shy to express the love.
  • The prettiest love the one that is held deep down in the heart of lover and that is not expressed can be brought into the notice of beloved for the first time by sending the burgundy roses.
  • Pink roses are sign of perfect happiness. Pink roses are also sent to friends and dear ones because they also represent friendship.
  • Deep pink roses are sent to say “Thank you”. Gifting deep pink roses means someone wants to thank a loved one deep heartedly for the wonderful deed he or she must have done.
  • Roses And Love 150x150 Roses And LoveIf you are thinking to give some roses to a sweet girl than nothing is better than light pink roses. Light pink roses convey the message of joy, gentleness and sweetness.
  • The perfect representation of friendship can be through nothing else than yellow roses. The bright color of yellow roses sends the message of joy. Strangely some times yellow roses are used to send the message of jealousy and decrease of love but mostly due to the bright color of this rose it sends the message of friendship.
  • When you are attempting for a new love and want to show your enthusiasm and fascination than give orange roses.
  • Roses and Valentines Day1 150x150 Roses And LovePeach roses are sign of modesty and desire. So when a new relationship springs out and you want to show your desire for love present the Peach roses.
  • If you have fallen in love with some one at first sight than lavender roses are going to express your feelings perfectly.
  • White roses transmit the innocence and purity. For this reason white roses are widely used in weddings. If a girl or a boy wants to gain love of his or her beloved, they send white roses delivering the message “I am worthy of you”. White roses are also used by secret admirers.
  • If you want to propose your girl than present the red and white roses combined together with an engagement ring and everything will be said as they represent unity, Commitment and engagement too.

Methods to Dry Roses

dried rosepetals 150x150 Methods to Dry RosesFlowers are such a beauty that everyone always want flowers to remain around them. Having flowers around in daily routine provide humans with more energies and spirits to carry on with a much active and happier day. It should not be just the way that we should keep flowers in our houses only when we get them as gift from someone in fact one should buy flower for him or herself too. Many people do not buy flowers just because they do not want to spend some amount of their money on something that is too perishable and won’t last more than a week. But, there is a way out for all such people. Just buy the fresh flowers yourself and than dry them out to create beautiful dry flower arrangements and hence feel your money invested in something that would provide your home with beauty for long period of time. Here are some different methods for you to dry and preserve your roses.

•    Air Drying:air Dry Roses 150x150 Methods to Dry Roses

This drying process takes 2 to 3 weeks. You can hang your flowers upside down in a warm, dark and airy room and keep one thing in your mind that always choose fully bloomed roses for drying not the ones that are more like a bud. Spray light mist of surface sealer spray or hairspray on each of the rose when hang to dry.

•    Petals Air Drying Method:

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If it is about drying just the petals, you should take wire mesh screen placing it over try and then spreading petals over it. Be sure that the petals remain well ventilated and keep turning them every couple of days so they dry out equally on both sides. These would dry earlier than the blooms.

•    Microwave Drying:Microwave Drying roses 150x150 Methods to Dry Roses

When you want to dry shorter stem roses or shorter cutting the best method of drying is through microwave. Set your flowers separately over a microwave save try and place it in microwave turning the heat to lowest and checking flowers every minute to avoid over drying.

•    Silica Gel Drying:Silica Gel Drying roses 150x150 Methods to Dry Roses

Silica gel can be obtained from any supply or hardware store and than applied to flowers. Silica gel absorbs all the moisture from the flowers and hence makes them dry.

•    Freeze-Dried Roses:
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This is the method that helps in retaining the color and fresh look of rose petals. After this procedure they will not wilt and won’t even stain anything. These petals are best to be used in preserved floral arrangements.

Roses & Roses

As the language of flowers was introduced to the world the new horizons opened for people for delivering their messages to their loved ones without speaking themselves. Roses since long have been playing the great role in expression of love whether it’s through their color that the different messages are being sent or it’s the number of flowers used. Here is a small guide for you that will tell you about what each color of rose say and how many roses you should gift for certain purpose.

Red roses signify love and respect.rose 150x150 Roses & Roses
Amaranth Red – Long Standing Desire
Cardinal Red – Sublime Desire
Carmine Red- Deceitful Desire
Fiery Red- Flames of Passion

Black roses signify death hatred and farewell. Used at funerals. Black roses 150x150 Roses & Roses

Orange and Coral roses imply desire.

Lavender/Purple roses stand for grace, gentility, elegance and refinement.
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Pink roses shows appreciation or gratitude
Light pink roses are sent to say you understand, you’re sympathetic or you’re sorry if someone is ill.

Yellow roses symbolize joy and friendship. yellow roses 150x150 Roses & Roses
In Islamic folklore, they symbolize deceit and treachery
In Mexico yellow roses/flowers are a sign of death.
In France yellow roses/flowers represent infidelity.

White roses symbolize reverence and humility. white rose 150x150 Roses & Roses

Roses & Numbers
1 Rose                                                                  Simplicity
2 Roses                                                                Gratitude
2 Roses Joined Together                                     Engagement, Coming Marriage
12 Roses                                                              Ultimate declaration of love
25 Roses                                                              Congratulations
50 Roses                                                              Unconditional Love
Bouquet of Mature Blooms                                 Gratitude
Single Rose in Full Bloom                                   I Love You; Engagement
Full Blown Rose Placed Over Two Buds            Secrecy
Half-blown Rose                                                 Timid love
Thorn less Roses                                   Love at First Sight; Ingratitude; Early attachment
Rose Leaf                                                             Symbol of Hope

Roses & Positions:
Bent to the right – ~I~
Bent to the left – ~You~
Ribbon knotted on the left – Message from the giver
Ribbon knotted on the right – Message about the recipient
Accepted with right hand – Agreement, affirmative
Accepted with left hand – Disagreement, negative
Worn over heart – Love
Worn in hair – Caution
Worn in cleavage – Friendship, Remembrance

Think FRESH When Sending Flowers

FRESH Sending Flowers 300x237 Think FRESH When Sending FlowersWhenever its time for sending floral gifts be it an online floral delivery to a far away place or the one that you hand over yourself the consumers always go towards relying over the florists around. With the increase in trend of ending flowers over different occasion the demand for expert florists creating the unique and beautiful floral arrangements is also increasing. Now as flowers gifting has become common flowers fresh 300x225 Think FRESH When Sending Flowersso the floral arrangement gifted to anyone should appear unique and fresh somehow, although flowers even if presented in a simple bunch form would provide pleasure but beautiful presentation of flowers would definitely increase the level of happiness and joy felt by the receiver on getting this beautiful gift. Now this FRESH will actually tell you how to make it happen.

F Finding a florist: Your first job is to find a florist for yourself who should work for you for all events and occasions and who is reliable enough. If you don’t have one already or you want to find a much better one you may consult your friends and family for it as if they may know some great florists that are reliable.

R Research over available flowers: You yourself should be some what aware to the flowers, their names and types. Believe me its so simple much easier than remembering about different gemstones and this will help you in giving tips to your florist too as what may be liked by you or a friend to whom you want to send flowers.

E Evoking emotions: As it is known commonly that flowers change the mood of people when they receive flowers so you may evoke the feelings of a friend, someone in family or your love better by sending them the flowers that they like. You may take help of your florist using the flowers of the receiver’s choice to get your message delivered.

S Sending a surprise: Why just wait for some reason to send flowers to our loved ones when we know that sending flowers to them just because you wanted to ad you love them will make them much more happier and surprised. So send flowers to your loved ones even when there is no reason because that’s the time when the biggest impact can be made.

H Have confidence as you sent best gift in form of flowers: Through researches it was proved more firmly that flowers are the best gifts to be sent and best gifts for the receiver too. It is found that 92 percent f women do remember when they last received the flowers while 97% of men and women do remember that on what occasion or to whom they last sent the flowers. So used the most forceful source of delivering your emotions to loved ones and create an impact of yours as a thoughtful and sophisticated person.

Roses: History & Types

types of roses 150x150 Roses: History & Types“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

All the flowers are a great gift by Mother Nature but the value that Roses have among all the flowers is something that doesn’t need to be discussed. If its love than you want to express nothing can work as roses can as each of their color and numbers that you adapt to gift deliver a very different and new meaning. Apart from gifts if it comes to put some flowering plants in backyards and lawns people all around the world prefer nothing else than roses to bring life and a bunch of colors to their yards.roses type 150x150 Roses: History & Types

History
According to fossil records roses are supposed to be 35 million years old while currently having around thirty thousand different varieties. The records of cultivation of roses are found to be around five thousand years old in the continent of Asia. There have been numerous ancient tales related to how roses were created or named can be found. Most of these tales are related to some cultural and religious believes too. Roses are divided broadly into two categories “old roses” and “modern roses”. Old roses are all those that were cultivated before late eighteenth century before they came to England and allrose type 150x150 Roses: History & Types flowers cultivated after late eighteenth century are called modern roses. Till beginning of 19th century there were only white and pink roses cultivated in Europe, the very famous red roses the symbol of true love arrived from China in 1800. While the yellow roses came around 1900. Roses have played a very important role in lives of many emperors and rulers too as they made it part of their daily lives due to its beautiful fragrance and benefits obtained like from rose oil.

Types
Now in current time it is impossible to count the types of roses as many horticulturists have developed numerous new hybrids. Here is a little listing of famous classic and modern roses grew up till now through out the whole world.

Classic Roses Modern Rose
Gallica Roses (French Roses)Gallica Roses 150x150 Roses: History & Types Floribundasrose floribunda 150x150 Roses: History & Types
Damask Rosesrose damask 150x150 Roses: History & Types Grandiflora & Climbing GrandifloraGrandiflora 150x150 Roses: History & Types
Albas (White Roses)white roses 150x150 Roses: History & Types Hybrid KordesiiHybrid Kordesii 150x150 Roses: History & Types
Centifolias (Provence Roses)Centifolias 150x150 Roses: History & Types Hybrid Muskshybrid musk rose 150x150 Roses: History & Types
Moss RosesMoss Roses 150x150 Roses: History & Types Hybrid Tea & Climbing Hybrid TeaHybrid Tea 150x150 Roses: History & Types
Bourbon RosesBourbon Roses 150x150 Roses: History & Types Large-Flowered ClimberLarge Flowered Climber 150x150 Roses: History & Types
PortlandsPortland Roses 150x150 Roses: History & Types Miniature & Climbing MiniatureClimbing Miniature 150x150 Roses: History & Types
NoisettesNoisettes roses 150x150 Roses: History & Types Mini-FloraMini Flora 150x150 Roses: History & Types
English Rosesenglish roses 150x150 Roses: History & Types PernetianasPernetianas roses 150x150 Roses: History & Types
RugosasRugosas 150x150 Roses: History & Types RamblersRamblers roses 150x150 Roses: History & Types

Climbing Miniature 150x150 Roses: History & Types

Growing & Caring Roses

Caring Roses 300x200 Growing & Caring RosesCaring Roses Growing & Caring RosesRoses are one of the most common and desired plants to be grown by all people who like growing flowers. People like a lot to decorate their gardens with the beauty of roses in various colors and with the greatest fragrance on earth. Here are some tips for rose growers, so that they may see their rose plants flourishing and all bloomed up.

•    First thing first, to make your rose plant grow well you need to have a fertile soil. So when planning to cultivate rose you need to be sure to make you soil rich, for this mix compost or other organic materials in order to provide all nutrition required by the plant to grow well.

•    When you water your roses plants, keep one thing in mind that water comprehensively and let it dry don’t adopt the light and frequent watering technique. Always avoid water on leaves as this can increase the fungal disease chances. If you doubt for some water fell on leaves than you better try to water in day time so it can evaporate easily.

•    Proper air circulation is really necessary for the blooms to grow well, so always consider the space available for plant to grow. There should be enough space on all sides so that plant when grows do not face problem of air circulation.

•    For first year there is just a little application of fertilizers required because Growing Caring Roses 300x224 Growing & Caring Rosesat this time the target is to let the plant grow to its fullest. From next year on put in fertilizer regularly in blooming season so you can get better flowering. It is important that you water your rose plant a day before fertilizing because fertilizer may cause dry roots to burn out.

•    Trimming rose plants is not necessary but if you do so it is advised that you do it with great care not harming the growth of plant or from places where the leaves or buds are growing. One thing to keep in consideration is that don’t prune your plant at the end of growing season in order to leave your plant undisturbed as the climatic changes already occurring.

•    Sun light is very important for proper growing of rose plants, at least six to seven hours a day so position your plant in a way that it gets the required sunlight. Keeping the plant on east side of home and under some taller thing to get shade too is better because the light it requires can be achieved in first 5 to 6 hours of the day when heat in it is not too much.

•    As roses are short rooted plants so you don’t need very large spaces to plant roses at your place, all you need to consider is that just estimate how much space the plant will take once fully grown. This is to be considered because of required air circulation else rose plants don’t take much space.

Well, this is all for now, happy gifting and happy gardening of Roses….