Sunday, February 11, 2007

What roses to give for your Valentine's?

From time immemorial, beloveds have been compared to roses. If we juggle the letters of the word ROSE we get EROS, who is the God of Love. Rose has thus been the traditional choice of lovers around the world. The colour red is associated with strong emotions and below are listed sentiments expressed by different hues of rose:

Lavender -- Enchantment and Uniqueness
Orange -- Fascination
Pink (Dark) -- Thankfulness, Friendship and Admiration
Red -- Love, Respect and Courage
Peach -- Modesty, Gratitude, Admiration and Sympathy
Pink (Pale) -- Grace, Joy and Happiness
Deep Red -- Beauty and Passion
White -- Innocence, Purity, Secrecy, Silence, Reverence, Humility and (according to some sources) True Love
Yellow -- Joy, Friendship, Jealousy, Hope and Freedom
Black -- Farewell
Red/White -- Unity or Engagement
Yellow/Orange -- Passionate Thoughts
Peach -- Modesty, Gratitude, Admiration and Sympathy
Pink (Pale) -- Grace, Joy and Happiness
Yellow/Red -- Congratulations
Rosebud -- Beauty, Youth and a Heart Innocent of Love
Red Rosebud -- Purity and Loveliness
White Rosebud -- Girlhood
One Dozen Red Roses -- "I Love You"
Single Red Rose in Full Bloom -- "I Love You"
Tea Roses -- "I'll Remember Always"
Hope this information can help you pick a meaning bouquet for your love.


  1. Thanks for that reference guide. I've always wondered about this.

    It's important to give the color that's appropriate.

    I didn't see any dark green like your web site!?

    Dark Green -- Honesty, Sassiness and Outspokenness.

    Gregg Scott

  2. I thought white roses are for funerals and departures? Must be out of touch man....

  3. Gweggy love,
    Are you colour-blind? You need to see me for a comprehensive eye-check. hehe....

    My content pages are DARK GREEN!

    Everyone loves your visitor wall!

  4. See cool insider,
    I can teach you a few things when it comes to love, ya.

    I love white lilies and roses. So pure, so innocent - which of course I'm none of these - better admit it first before I get bashed by Victor. hahaha.....

  5. I love flowers of any kinds... But I think it's a real waste of money especially during V's. The price hike is just unjustifiable! But I still love flowers... *grins*


  6. Hello hello Amie!!!!
    Long time no 'see'!

    Nowadays, the V-day is too commercialised. But we can make our V-day fun and enjoyable without spending too much money arh!

    Let the men go worry about getting our flowers. We just enjoy the flowers! haha......

  7. My missus will piak me if I buy her roses. She is too practical to be lomantic. Chocolates or nothing at all. :)