Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Red Rose Day and Love

Red Rose Day - Red Rose Day is a time to enjoy and appreciate America's favorite flower—the red rose. A red rose signifies love. A June setting for Red Rose Day is very appropriate, as this is by far the most popular month for weddings. Red roses are in bloom in the gardens across America this month.

In addition to being the most popular cut flower, roses are also the most popular flower in flower beds and around foundation of houses, garages, and sheds. They are easy to grow and produce a bounty of sweet-scented flowers from June up to the first frost.

Did you know? Each rose color sends a different meaning to the recipient. Make sure you send the right message?

Rose Color Meanings

  • Red - Nothing sends the message of love more clearly than a red rose. Make that a dozen! The meaning of this rose color is quite clear. Red roses represent love, beauty, courage, and respect.
  • White - White is the color of purity and innocence. It also represents silence or secrecy, reverence, and humility.
  • Pink - Appreciation, grace, perfect happiness, and admiration.
  • Dark Pink - Appreciation or gratitude.
  • Light Pink - Admiration or sympathy.
  • Yellow - Joy, gladness, friendship, delight, and the promise of a new beginning.
  • Orange - Desire and enthusiasm.
  • Red and White - Given together, these signify unity.
  • Red Rosebud - A symbol of purity and loveliness.
  • White Rosebud - Symbolic of girlhood.
  • Thornless Rose - Love at first sight.

    25 Things Love Does - Love...

  • 1. Makes people willing to put even the most coveted things at stake.
  • 2. Unifies through the only commonality needed to understand one another.
  • 3. Creates an inner warmth and willingness to be loving and kind to others.
  • 4. Makes every one of life’s hardships and tragedies seem worth it.
  • 5. Provides a sense of purpose.
  • 6. Compels so deeply you’d risk or give your life.
  • 7. Makes the coy outspoken and the outgoing coy.
  • 8. Reforms the jaded and hopeless.
  • 9. Puts people in touch with their true selves.
  • 10. Accepts without condition.
  • 11. Embraces what is, and people as they are.
  • 12. Is unwavering with compassion and forgiveness.
  • 13. Is willing to let go if need be.
  • 14. Connects people of all races and creeds.
  • 15. Unites countries and peoples otherwise war-torn and separate.
  • 16. Uncovers what’s most true.
  • 17. Makes people completely reform their ideas of what is “attractive.”
  • 18. Either provides convincing evidence of a higher being or at least of the concept of fate.
  • 19. Closes personal distance.
  • 20. Takes down otherwise unbreakable walls.
  • 21. Keeps people coming back to the thing that either has or has the potential to destroy them.
  • 22. Seems to change people, but really just unveils their true selves.
  • 23. Inspires and unfolds.
  • 24. Makes you just mad enough to devote your entire life to another person.
  • 25. Makes way for peace: sometimes with oneself, sometimes with others, but most often, with all the uncertainties that come with life.