Get to Know Roses

Roses are one of the most famous flowers in the world and are liked by almost every single person on this earth. How roses have been associated to the world and lives of people since very long is really interesting. There are some really astonishing and interesting facts and information related to the roses and their presence in the world. Let’s explore some:

  • According to the fossil evidence and carbonadoing the clue is that roses at least go back as far as 35 million years ago.
  • There are over 100 species of roses on the planet today. The majority of these species are native to the continent of Asia.
  • There are over 15,000 different types of rose species throughout the world.
  • Shakespeare referred to roses over fifty times in his works.
  • The term “rose” has French, Latin and, Greek origins.
  • The fruit of the rose plant is a berry-like structure called a rose-hip.
  • Do you know that rose hips have more vitamin C in them than any other fruit or vegetable?
  • Mythology says that roses grew thorns when Cupid accidentally shot an arrow into a rose garden.
  • A true blue colored rose does not exists and is considered the “holy grail” amongst rose breeders.
  • Roses have also been used in herbal and folk medicine. Some species are used to treat stomach discomfort and are being investigated for being able to control or limit cancer growth.
  • The crew that was with Columbus picked a rose branch out of the ocean on October 11 of 1942. This was a signal that land must be nearby. And amazingly the very next day America was discovered.
  • The oldest rose in the world is over one thousand years old. It can be found growing on the wall of Hildesheim Cathedral, which is located in Germany.
  • The largest rose ever bred was a pink rose measuring approximately 33 inches in diameter.
  • California is cited as growing about 60 percent of the America’s reserve of roses within a green house setting.
  • The beautiful rose is the national flower of the United States.
  • The rose family also includes pears, apples, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, and almonds.
  • Roses are valued for their romantic symbolism but their blooms are also edible. It has the flavors of green apples and strawberries.

Roses

Roses are often considered as the most perfect flowers for expression of 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. 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 some useful information about roses for you.

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 Rose Love at First Sight; Ingratitude; Early attachment
Rose Leaf Symbol of Hope

A single red rose given says “I love you”.

Deep red rose does not express even deeper love instead it expresses the shyness in love.

Burgundy roses are used to express the prettiest love the one that is held deep down in the heart of lover.

Deep pink roses are sent to say “Thank you”.

Pink roses are sign of perfect happiness.

The bright color of yellow roses send the message of joy and are supposed to be perfect for sending to friends.

White roses are used to say “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.

Red Roses love, passion, “I Love You”
White Roses innocence, purity, reverence, humility
Red & White Roses unity
Yellow & Red Roses friendship, falling in love
Pink Roses grace, gentility, perfect happiness, sweet thoughts
Light Pink Roses admiration, sympathy
Dark Pink Roses gratitude, appreciation
Peach Roses passion
Yellow Roses joy, gladness, friendship, platonic love
Orange Roses desire, new beginnings
Burgundy Roses beauty
Black Roses death of old habits, renewal of spirit
Blue Roses mystery
Green Roses calm, fertility, fruitfulness
Purple Roses royalty, majesty, enchantment, protection
Lavender Roses falling in love at first sight
Tie-Dyed Roses fun, crazy in love


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All About Mothers Day

History of Mother’s Day:History of Mothers Day 150x150 All About Mothers Day

Strangely but yes, the origin of Mother’s day dates back to the time of Greeks and Romans. Although the Mother’s Day celebrated today all around the world is believed to get its roots from the start of official Mother’s Day celebration in USA but it is said that much before than that in history the Mothering Sunday was celebrated in UK. Today the Mother’s Day that is celebrated doesn’t hold the history of even being 100 years old. Today around 46 different countries in world celebrate Mother’s Day although on different dates. This day is really an opportunity for all to honor their mother’s. The idea of official celebration of Mothers day in US was first suggested by Julia Ward Howe in 1872 while Anna Jarvis is recognized as the Founder of Mothers Day in US. Anna Jarvis although never married or had no children yet she is called the Mother of Mother’s Day.

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day?How to Celebrate Mother Day 150x150 All About Mothers Day

Mother’s day is generally celebrated round the globe in some countries by offering special prayers in churches for mothers. While children and fathers at home treat their mother and mother of their children with a great breakfast in bed making it a day off for the mother who strives for the betterment of her kids and husband round the year. Mother’s Day flowers and cards are also something essentially associated to Mother’s Day now and as a token of love and honor from children to their mothers. Although the commercialism factor has increased a lot with this day but still the feelings true for the mothers behind everything could be found.

Flowers Gift For Mother’s Day:Flowers Gift For Mother’s Day 150x150 All About Mothers Day

For Mother’s day to get the flowers here’s idea for you as to which flowers you can choose to gift to your mothers.

  1. Mixed bouquets
  2. Carnations
  3. Daffodils
  4. Roses
  5. Tulips
  6. Freesia
  7. Pot chrysanthemums
  8. Iris
  9. Lily
  10. Foliage plants

If your mother loves plants and like to keep them or have a little practical approach then go for gifting her some potted plant that may remain with her for years as a expression of your love over the Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Messages & Quotes:Mothers Day Quotes1 150x150 All About Mothers Day

Sometimes we really do not get how to say all those things that we want to say to our mothers. This day celebrated to honor mothers is a great opportunity to express all these feelings. Here are few messages and quotes that you may use to honor your mother.

  1. Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
  2. Men are what their mothers made them. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  3. The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. (Honore de Balzac)
  4. That best academy, a mother’s knee. (James Russell Lowell)
  5. If there was a day for each thing you have given to me as a mother, it would be Mother’s Day every day. Thanks for always helping me each moment in my life… and today it is you! You’re the best! Thanks for all you do.
  6. Mom, you’re the best. Happy Mother’s Day.
  7. Thank you for always being there, Mom. Happy Mother’s Day.

Make this mother’s day as special for your mother as special she made each day of your life.

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.

Fun Facts about Flowers

fun and flowers 150x150 Fun Facts about FlowersFlowers have been seen by everyone around everyday but who stops and concentrates on them to find out how and why each flower is different or what is astonishing about a certain flower? Let’s discover today some fun facts about different flowers all around the world as to astonishment of many people there are around 400000 species of flowers grown in world.

  • Roses are valued for their romantic symbolism but their blooms are also edible and have the flavors of green apples and strawberries.
  • Amazingly, Tulips can continue to grow as much as an inch per day after being cut.
  • flowers fun 150x150 Fun Facts about FlowersChrysanthemums are one of the few flowers that can be cultivated bonsai style.
  • Chrysanthemum blooms can be as small as 1 centimeter or as large as 25 centimeters.
  • Symbolism such as imagination, dreaminess, and a declaration of love is a big part of the allure of Tulips.
  • There are over 15,000 species of roses cultivated across the world. The rose family also includes pears, apples, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, and almonds.
  • Most tulips have two to six leaves, but a few species can have up to 12 leaves.funny flowers 150x150 Fun Facts about Flowers
  • In Malta, chrysanthemums are associated with funerals, making it unlucky to keep the flower indoors.
  • Sunflowers are able to soak up radiation.
  • Titan arums are the world’s largest flowers at almost 10 feet in height.
  • Angiosperm is the scientific name for flowering plants. It means “seed bearing.”
  • The scientific name of sunflowers is Helianthus, Helia for sun and Anthus for flower.
  • Sunflowers are one of the fastest growing plants. They can grow 8 to 12 feet tall in rich soil within six months.flowers1 150x150 Fun Facts about Flowers
  • Sunflower heads consist of 1,000 to 2,000 individual flowers joined together by a receptacle base. The large petals around the edge of a sunflower head are individual ray flowers which do not develop into seed.
  • Crossbreeding was common in the 1800s when Luther Burbank successfully crossed an oxeye field daisy with a Japanese daisy to produce the Shasta daisy, which is not a daisy at all but in fact a chrysanthemum.
  • Flora was the Roman Goddess of flowers and her name continues to be used as a collective term for plant life and flowers.

The tulip, a symbol of life, love and immortality, actually dates back to the time of Confucius. By the late 1600’s in Holland, bulb prices often exceeded the price of precious metals. A single bulb is said to have sold for more that $2,000.

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

Importance of Flower Gifts

gifts flower 300x300 Importance of Flower GiftsThe giving of flowers as gifts initiates from Turkey in around the seventeenth century. It was the beginning of floriography that appealed a wide audience. In medieval times, flowers were linked with ethical connotations as well. Like, white roses or lilies are associated with the Christian religious symbolism of chastity or virginity. The giving of flowers is still a part of the religious customs of many cultures around the world.

Although gifting flowers is supposed to be trendy and stylish nowadays, there are evidences to show that this has been done since very long time ago. The varied shapes, patterns, styles, colors, shades and fragrances have appealed to human senses since long. Flowers signify everything that is positive in thisflower gift 150x150 Importance of Flower Gifts world like; life, love and happiness. Imagine a bouquet of flowers placed in the centre of a room and as you enter your eyes fall upon it. It gives the viewer immediate pleasure. The symbolism of flowers diverges from one culture to another. If you are thinking to send a special message through the choice of flowers, here are some details for you so you may decide easily:

If it is love that you want to express through the floral gift than go for one of purple lilac which symbolizes new love, but do not go for whites as this will deliver the wrong message. Moreover, the forget-me-not and red roses are very commonly known to be best flowers given for this purpose. If you haveFlower Gifts 150x150 Importance of Flower Gifts fallen in love at first sight with someone than it should be thorn less rose toconvey the message of your surrender. When it’s about expressing your feelings about your bond or your affection and devotion than a bunch of honeysuckle will do the job. Red Tulips will declare completely that you are in love with the person. On the other hand, when you receive flowers from someone expressing love you can respond by sending pink carnations, while, if you do not feel this way for them than send white, yellow or stripped carnation to refuse sympathetically.

There are other emotions too than flowers that are depicted like Star of Bethlehem gives hope, a Snowdrop offers consolation and an Aloe orgifts flowers 150x150 Importance of Flower GiftsMarigold will speak of your grief. An Eglantine Rose can be offered as a healing touch.

Gifting flowers do not have to be a connotation, we can gift flowers even when we feel that the other person would love to get these from us and will appreciate us. Flowers can depict any human feeling so they remain part of every event in our life from a birth to funeral.  The art of floral arrangement has modernized with the time and now it has grown into a big floristry field there are now designer bouquets too that are high in cost but if presented to a friend or loved one as a grand statement. So send a message of love to a loved one now whether near or far from you, get flowers delivered to your loved ones.

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.