Thursday, November 29, 2012
Know what rose colors symbolize before sending a bouquet. By Susan Breslow Sardone
Roses are the traditional gift given on Valentines Day, but they're certain to be well-received any time of year. But before you buy roses, know what message you're sending.
The color of a rose can have a very different meaning from what you intend. To ensure that your love understands what the roses you bestow mean, check this guide to rose colors and their meanings:
Red RosesRed roses proclaim "I love you." They are the ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion. Florists can't keep up with Valentines Day demand for red roses, which makes them especially expensive in February. .
Yellow roses indicate friendship and freedom -- so don't send them if your intentions are romantic and long-lasting. Yellow roses are also appropriate for sending congratulations to newlyweds, graduates, Texans, and new mothers.
Pale Pink Roses
Pale pink roses connote grace, gentleness, and gratitude.
Light Pink Roses
A joy to behold, light pink roses express fun and happiness.
Pink roses indicate joy and happiness.
Deep Pink Roses
Deep pink roses say "Thank you."
Lilac roses indicate the sender has fallen in love at first sight with the recipient and is enchanted.
Pure white roses symbolize truth and innocence. They also send other messages: "I miss you" and "You're heavenly."
Coral roses express one thing with their passionate color: Desire.
Peach roses speak of appreciation, gratitude, and also sympathy.
Orange roses communicate enthusiasm and desire on the part of the sender.
Regardless of the original color, dead roses say "It's over" loud and clear.
Put two or more colors of roses together, and a new rose meaning arises:
White Roses + Yellow Roses
A symbol of harmony.
Red Roses + Yellow Roses
A message of happiness and celebration.
Red Roses + White Roses
An indication of bonding and harmony.
MORE ROSE SYMBOLISM
While roses are traditionally presented in bouquet form, these are also acceptable:
Single Red Rose
"I love you" (but I'm not going to go broke telling you).
Single Rose Any Color
"I thank you" (and I'm still not going to go broke saying so).
Two Roses Entwined
An engagement or marriage is imminent.
Flowers for Depression By: Eliza
Flowers set in vases on a window or throughout a home always changes the mood / atmosphere from one of depression to one of nature, lightness,seduction , relaxation, and more. Below is a small list of flowers that can be used in the home to help fight off depression.
Soft and sweet, these flowers gently scent the air and bring about a feeling of comfort.
While these are not flowers you can place in a vase, smelling them does help to lift tensions and brings about an inner calmness. Simple cup a few chamomile flowers in your hands and inhale deeply a few times.
Carnations bring about a bright uplifting to any home they are placed within. Use red for high energy, white for purification and release of negativity, and pink for comfort and soothing.
Also called Narcissus. Use this flower when you need to release negativity. It is a flower of self-sacrifice and is best when used in giving up useless guilt and poor habits. These flowers in any room will help release all the built up negativies and bring about a bright cheerfulness which is common after such a release.
Another flower that can't really be placed inside a vase. For one time use, pick a small amount of honeysuckle and take it with you when you are going to take a long bath. Lay it beside you on a dry surface or on the sink and allow the warm vapours from the tub absorb the sweet musky
scent of the honeysuckle. It is a flower of divination and helps on to relax.
Pick a three fresh sprigs of lavender flowers and tie them together with white ribbon or string. Carry this around with you and throughout the day, bring it to your nose and inhale deeply. This will help to clarify your thoughts and remove the depression that is getting in the way of your daily life.
Lilacs give off a strong and heavy scent. Just a small bunch will scent a large room. These flowers are great for removing mental dust and for making room for the positive. Place in vases throughout the home and open up all the windows for a floral purification.
Roses, known for love, can be purchased for one's self. Tell yourself "I love me" by buying a bouquet of roses and setting it in a prominent place in your home. A very uplifting act and positive self-affirmation. It may be just the boost you need to get out of the beginnings of a depression.
Tigerlillies are flowers of creativity. Place these in your work or crafting room when your depression stems from a creative block.