|Is there a meaning associated with different colors of rose?
The Language of Roses:
There are many associations made between the flowers and the range of human emotions. The "language" of flowers is thought to have originated in Persia in the fifteenth century, and was brought to Europe in the eighteenth. In the nineteenth century, this "floral code" became more elaborate, so that complex messages could be sent between people in bouquets. With each flower and color having a specific meaning, conversations between courting couples could be carried out over extended periods of time without a single word being used.
Specific to roses, the colors can mean the following:
I Love You
Job Well Done
Please Believe Me
I Am Wothy Of You
Keep a Secret
|Light Pink||Dark Pink||Peach -Pink||Peach||Orange|
|Lets Get Together
|Coral||Red & White||Black||Deep Burgundy||Red & Yellow Blend|
|Unconscious Beauty||Jovial and happy feelings|
How do I care for my roses?
Here a few tips in maximize the health and longevity of a rose arrangement:
What is "floral food" and why is it important?
When a rose is cut from the plant, it is cut-off from its source of life. The rose plant transmits water and the sugars it makes to all its blooms through the tiny tubes or straws that make up a rose stem. By placing a cut rose in a solution of water and sugars, the cut rose is "tricked" into acting like it is still attached to the mother plant, at least for a while. Floral food consisted of sugars and acids that plants usually produce. Two good "home-made floral solutions are: