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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Red roses proclaim "I love you."



Red roses proclaim "I love you." They are the ultimate symbol of romantic love and enduring passion.

Red rose symbol of love

Florists say they can not keep enough roses in stock for Valentine's Day. In fact, it is estimated that about 2 billion dollars will be spent on flowers alone in 2013.

Whew!! That's a lot of money!  I told my husband no roses this year. I have my own Valentine's roses since my rose bushes are blooming so profusely.  You have seen my pink ones and the variegated ones in previous posts, but  today you can see all three - including the red one.

Red rose symbol of love

What is your favorite rose color? I don't know if I can pick just one. I love roses no matter what the color. This pinkish lavender bush that my husband bought me a few years ago, is definitely one of my favorites. As you can see in the picture below, it has so many buds on it. In fact, I counted 32 as of this morning. What a special Valentine gift these bushes are giving me. 

You can see the variegated roses on the other side of the  pink ones.


Pink rose bush with many buds

 
However, there are some colors and meanings that are associated with roses:
  •  Red rose means “I love you”. Additionally, it stands for beauty, courage, and respect.
  • White rose indicates true love, purity, innocence, reverence, humility, youthfulness, and charm.
  • A yellow rose gives out the meanings joy, gladness, friendship, and remembrance.
  • Subtle hues can make a big difference in meaning. Contrast a plain yellow rose with a yellow rose with a red tip. 
  • A yellow rose with red tip conveys the meaning “I'm falling in love with you”.
    No matter what the color, I like the roses that are in the "ground".
Pink rose bush with many buds
My husband is the type that gives me flowers for no reason. When we were dating, he would arrive and there would be flowers lying on the seat of the car. Other times he brings me home flowers, just because. 

I love to dry the roses and you can't believe this but I have every rose he has ever given me. Needless to say, I have large containers filled with them. I use them in potpourri or other decorations. 

I picked some to take with me since we are leaving to go to our other house. Most of them are buds but I had to pick this variegated one that is in full bloom and won't last too much longer. It is the size of a saucer - what a beauty.

Variegated rose in full bloom
 
I hope you enjoy your Valentine's Day as much as I am enjoying mine!

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21 comments :

  1. Beautiful photo of your rose! Happy Valentines Day! Lynda

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    1. Linda,
      roses are just so lovely. How can we not like them?
      Thanks for stopping by. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's day and have a great weekend.
      Bev

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  2. Beautiful! I lovr flowers and I love colors! I can't get out of the house so much these days, so just reading and looking at posts like this one, make my day Beasutiful! Thanks you so much!

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    1. Joan,
      Sorry to hear that you can't get out much these days. I hope all is well and I'm glad that you enjoy reading posts, including mine. Thanks so much for commenting.
      Have a great weekend,
      Bev

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  3. Gunilla,
    Thanks for always commenting. Love your party.
    Hope you are having a great weekend.
    Bev

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comments. The roses are so pretty that they make the pictures.
      Bev

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    1. Tina,
      Thanks for commenting. I always enjoy linking up to your party. So many lovely pictures.
      Bev

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  6. I can't believe you have that many roses! They are so beautiful.
    I can't grow a thing, really, so it's fun seeing what others can do!
    I love white roses !!! And yellow with red.
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. I think they love the location by the barn. I don't even fertilize them very often. The soil is sandy so that is not it. All I know is they are beautiful and abundant. I have yellow ones at my other house and they are gorgeous.
      Thanks so much for the lovely comments.
      Bev

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  7. lovely photos, I can almost smell them. Sorry I'm late getting here...thank you for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

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    1. Katherine,
      They smell sooooo! good. I love connecting up to your blog. Thanks for hosting it and your sweet comments.
      Bev

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  8. What a cute blog! I am following you back!

    Christi

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    1. Christi,
      Thanks for following me and saying my blog is cute. I appreciate that.
      Have a great week,
      Bev

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  9. you really have so many beuatiful roses and a sweet husband.
    And nice knowing the meaning of the colors of the roses:)
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    1. My husband is special to me and very thoughtful. I am lucky. When I lived up north, I didn't have the same luck with roses that I have here.
      I will check your entry out. Thanks for stopping by.
      Bev

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  10. Hello, I love roses too. That red one is perfect! How nice that your husband brings you flowers just because! Found you in my directory, following you back on GFC! Stop by again.

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    1. Sorry, I missed your comment earlier. My husband is truly special.
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
      Have a nice week,
      Bev

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