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luni, 1 octombrie 2012

Meaning of a blue rose

  1. Meaning of a blue rose

    Blue roses, often portrayed in literature and art as a symbol of love and prosperity to those who seek it, do not exist in nature as a result of genetic limitations being imposed upon natural variance. Traditionally, white roses have been dyed blue to produce a blue appearance. In 2004, researchers used genetic modification to create blue pigmented roses. A blue rose is traditionally a flower of the genus Rosa (family Rosaceae) that presents blue-to-violet pigmentation and also the Morganus Clarke sunflower seed disposition, instead of the more common red or white variety.[citation needed]



    In some cultures, blue roses are traditionally associated with royal blood, and thus the blue rose can also denote regal majesty and splendor. In Chinese folklore, the blue rose signifies hope against unattainable love.[11]


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vineri, 28 septembrie 2012

The Meanings of Peach Roses

The Meanings of Peach Roses

Peach roses are so delicate and yet so charming. Their main attraction is their simple elegance and breathe-taking beauty. The symbolic significance of peach roses is as engaging as their elegant beauty. The soft peach hue in a rose is fast gaining in popularity, and is now widely loved by many.

The first and most obvious meaning of the pale peach rose is modesty. The pale peach color is indicative of the soft blush on a virgin's face, and the color speaks of demureness, purity and innocence. A bashful modesty that needs to be expressed, the delicate feelings of constraint and reserve are well denoted by the peach rose.

While orange roses celebrate new beginnings, pale peach roses celebrate the closing of a deal. When things have gone beautifully well, and reached their natural closing, pale peach roses grace the table. Peach roses are therefore a symbol of harmony, peace and great cheer. Peach roses are used to express the geniality and cheer of a get together;

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miercuri, 19 septembrie 2012

Meaning of White Roses

With its pristine appearance, the white rose has come to symbolize purity, innocence and secrecy. There are myths and legends from several different cultures relating to the origin of the first rose which is initially white in color and is then miraculously transformed. Oftentimes the pure white rose was depicted as being stained by blood, or made to blush from a kiss. The recurrence of this theme does a great deal to establish the white rose as a symbol for purity. Early traditions also used white roses as a symbol for true love, an association which would later become the hallmark of the red roses. However, white roses continue to endure and retain their symbolism of innocence. White roses are now used to express a number of different sentiments. Also known as the bridal rose, the white rose is a traditional wedding flower. In this sense, they are a representation of unity, virtue, and the pureness of a new bond of love. White roses are also a symbol for young love, which further strengthens the association, and makes them ideal for marriages. Bridal bouquets are often comprised of white roses and other white flowers. The white rose in myths and legends There are plenty of myths and legends behind the white rose. As one myth has it, the first rose on Earth was a white rose, and it miraculously transformed to other hues. The pure white rose was said to have been tainted by blood, making it red; and it was also made to blush from a kiss, making it pink. Another myth came from the Ancient Greeks. It was said that roses were originally white until one day Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty pricked herself with the thorns of a rose. The blood that dripped from her finger turned the white roses red. These myths indicate the loss of innocence, which is the absolute opposite of what the white rose symbolizes – innocence and purity. White roses as symbol of purity & marriage The white rose is known as the traditional wedding flower and as such, it signifies pureness of a newly formed bond between lovers. The tradition of brides carrying a bouquet of white roses was started in 1840, at the wedding of Queen Victoria. During this momentous occasion, white roses were used abundantly throughout the ceremony. Since then, the tradition was formed and passed on through generations. Brides carry a bouquet of white roses during their wedding ceremony to indicate their purity, virginity and innocence. That being said, white roses also state the reputation of women in society – that they are clean and untainted. In Ancient Rome for example, white rose bushes were planted at the graves of deceased young women to indicate their virginity and innocence. White roses and funerals White roses are versatile such that they can be used to celebrate happy occasions such as weddings, as stated above, or to offer condolences at a funeral. White roses are a symbol of honour, heavenliness, spiritual love and respect; which is why they are perfect to remember loved ones who have already passed on. White roses are also a symbol of a holy and spiritual union between the departed soul and God in heaven. White roses as a religious symbol The white rose holds a great significance to Christians. The white represents the Virgin Mary, who has often been referred to as the Mystical Rose of Heaven. The colour white in Christianity symbolizes light, innocence, purity, glory and joy – traits which embody the virtues of Virgin Mary. The white rose is also said to have bloomed without any thorns in Paradise before the fall of Adam and Eve. Once again, this example shows that white roses signify innocence and purity. White roses – a symbol of secrecy and loyalty The most famous meanings of the white rose arise from mythology. Many of these surround Aphrodite (Venus) as Goddess of love. She sprang forth into life from the foaming sea, and where the foam fell to the ground, white roses grew. This and later myths about Aphrodite display the dual nature of love: purity and innocence represented by white roses; desire and sexual gratification by red ones. In one story she runs to help her wounded lover Adonis and catches her flesh on the thorns of the white rose bush. Her blood falling on the bush turns the roses red, symbolizing the way innocence and purity change to experience and motherhood. So, the next time you buy some white roses for a loved one, look deep and long, lest they should signify something more or less than what you wish. The multifarious meanings of white roses are as beautiful and as lovely as the enchanting flower itself.

vineri, 14 septembrie 2012


Yellow roses –
Significance of Yellow Roses

Bright yellow roses are simply a delightful sight. Happy and cheerful, they seem to light up a room just by their presence. Here at FlowerAdvisor, we have a lovely collection of yellow roses which will certainly make the day of your loved ones. However before you make a choice of which arrangement you'd like to send to that special someone, let's take a step back and examine the meaning behind these bright blooms.
Yellow roses – a symbol of friendship
Yellow roses are in fact, the traditional flower for friendship. Yellow roses are perfect for expressing platonic love, between friends of different genders. These roses send an appreciative message that is not laced with hopes or hints of romantic notions. As a symbol of joy and new beginnings
Yellow roses offer a congratulatory tone to celebrate success, new beginnings as well as joyous occasions. This happy vibe that these yellow roses give our makes them a perfect gift for new mothers, newlyweds, graduates as well as co-workers who have gotten a promotion.
Yellow roses within a marriage
Yellow roses given within a marriage signify sweet domesticity and a love that has gotten familiar and comfortable. The giving of yellow roses implies contentment within a marriage and everlasting joy. A symbol of steadfast affection, the yellow roses signify a love that has matured and has reached the highest level of comfort. Yellow roses as a symbol of freedom
Yellow roses also symbolize freedom. This symbolism is portrayed clearly in a song in which the yellow rose is immortalized. The song is entitled “The Yellow Rose of Texas”. In this song, a woman named Emily D. West was captured by the Mexican army during the Texas War of Independence. While being held captive, Emily was said to have wooed the Mexican President, who was also the Commander of the Mexican forces.
Her seduction caused the Mexican army to lower their guard and eventually allowed the Texans to claim victory and attain independence as well as freedom.
Negative implications of yellow roses
Although yellow roses are symbols of po siti ve ideas such as freedom, marital bliss and friendship; they can also have negative connotations.
During the early Victoria n Period, yellow roses were known to mean lukewarm affection and jealousy.
A yellow rose could signify infidelity within a relationship. It symbolizes the waning of passion; a relationship that has been reduced to a bloodless love that lacks passion. This analogy could be why yellow roses could also mean farewell.


marți, 11 septembrie 2012

Meaning Of Red Roses

Meaning Of Red Roses                                                                                                                         The red rose as a symbol of loveThe red rose is a universal symbol of romance, passion and most importantly true love.

Red roses are most often used as a strong expression of love, especially on special occasions like Saint Valentine's Day.

Back in the 18 th century, during a time when speaking aloud about one's heartfelt feelings is not in line with societal conventions, a special rose language was developed. This secret language acts as a system of communication between lovers who were forced to suppress their true emotions by the society. Since then, the red rose has come to symbolize true love that will overcome all obstacles and the test of time.

According to Greek and Roman mythology, the red rose was strongly associated with the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite.

Due to this connection, early civilizations adorned wedding functions with red roses and these flowers were also often part of traditional wedding wear. Red roses have since come to be known not only as a symbol of love but also of fidelity.

The red rose - A symbol of desireThe meaning of the colour red can be traced to early primal periods. It started off as a symbol and has since evolved over time as a symbol of deep emotion. The colour red speaks of consummation, burning desires and the deepest of passion.

The red rose symbolizes desire. It expresses the excitement and heat of a new love and the indescribable surge of attraction.

Red roses in marriageRed roses received or given within a marriage signifies that the love is still growing strong with each day and that life after marriage has not sunk to a monotonous routine. In short, red roses are a symbol of matrimonial bliss that is catalyzed by passion and love.

Red rose budsThe mysterious and yet to be bloomed red rose celebrates young love that is innocent, fresh and youthful. It stands for the simple beauty and purity of young love.

On the other hand, red roses that are fully bloomed are metaphorical of a relationship that have grown and is now enjoying the sweet harvest of love. Full-bloomed red roses are perfect for anniversaries.

Other significanceApart from being the ultimate symbol of love, red roses can also be used to celebrate courage, send out a message of congratulations, and symbolizes power.


luni, 20 august 2012

Mistakes planting roses

Planting in the wrong location:
Choosing the wrong bush in the first place
Pruning at the wrong time of year:
Not knowing exactly what you planted:

Roses need a lot of sun, water and good air circulation, and without them growth and flowers suffer. Replanting or transplanting roses is not difficult if you keep a few things in mind.
You will have less work if you transplant your rose when it is dormant. The weather is cooler and the plant itself weighs less if you have already pruned it back at the end of its growing cycle. Because the plant is not actively growing, it can accept the shock of being dug up and moved better than when it puts out new growth. When you must move the plant during the summer, move it in the early morning before temperatures rise
The day before you dig up your rose, provide it with plenty of water.
 Plant to absorb as much moisture as possible before the move.

Dig up your rose, loosening the soil around it with a garden fork. Using a fork first, helps avoid cutting off large roots before you locate them. Switch to a spade and dig up as large a perimeter around and under the plant as you are able to move. The more roots you preserve, the quicker your rose will rebound once planted.
 If you cannot plant the rose immediately, place it in the shade and cover the root ball with moist burlap. Once you get your rose replanted, trim off some of the foliage if it is not completely dormant. Water the plant heavily, but do not add any fertilizer until new growth appears on the plant.
Care of roses is not difficult. Though roses are still viewed by many as a troublesome and hard work plant, the truth is, the problems don't usually arise from the roses, but from how they are used. Almost all problems can be solved and even avoided all together, with proper care of the plants.
Think about whether you want to do organic rose gardening or not. Roses are a great value as plants, flowering for several months and lasting easily 10-15 years with proper care. they don't need a LOT of attention, in fact many of mine seem to thrive on neglect! But a prune each year, occasional feeding, and deadheading during the flowering season will work wonders. You should also consider rose fertilizer as a way to keep your flowers vibrant.

vineri, 17 august 2012


Can you give me some advice on how to start a rose garden?
When can I plant my roses?
Should I prune my rose once or twice a year?
Growing beautiful roses begins with proper rose planting techniques and requires neither great rose gardening skills nor experience. The following information describes how to get your new rose plant off to a great start.

 Plant your RosesFirst, choose a sunny area of the garden that gets at least 4 to 5 hours of sun. Do not crowd your rose with other trees and plants. Some roses, such as climbers and shrubs, don’t mind company, but most like to mix with other roses or other non-invasive plants. If you’re replacing an older rose bush, it is important to remove an 18 cubic inch area of soil and replace it with fresh soil. A newly planted rose doesn’t like to grow in the same soil that an older rose bush has been in.