Hi everyone and Happy Sunday! For today’s Loveuary challenge I’m using Ritu’s prompt, flowers. I decided on flowers because some of us may give a loved one flowers on Valentine’s Day. My favorite flowers have always been roses, especially fragrant red ones. Did you know flowers have different meanings depending on their color? I didn’t know this until recently! I’m going to go over a few flower colors and their meanings. You can check out Proflowers.com for more info. I already knew some info. but Pro Flowers helped me with additional facts.
Red- Red flowers, especially red roses are tied to romance. They symbolize someone’s love and desire for a person. The red rose has been used as a romantic gesture throughout Greek and Roman history. Christians associate red roses with love for the Virgin Mary.
Pink- Pink flowers are given to show admiration and appreciation towards a person. Since there are different shades of pink, here’s what the different shades mean. Dark Pink- Used to say thank you to someone. Medium Pink- Great for a first love or to cheer up a friend who’s healing. Light Pink- Symbolizes gentleness. Pink roses are perfect for one’s mother, grandmother and/or favorite aunt.
White- White flowers, especially white roses, symbolize purity, marriage and new beginnings. White flowers are also a perfect way to let someone know you are thinking of them.
Yellow- Yellow symbolizes friendship and good health (In most cases. This mostly applies to yellow roses). See my list of terrible flowers to give below.
Lavender- Love at first sight! Lavender roses are hard to find at times.
Orange- Passion and desire. Whenever I see an orange rose, I think of a bright, warm fire, along with a beautiful El Paso sunset.
Terrible flowers to give- Yellow carnations symbolize rejection or disappointment. A striped carnation symbolizes refusal. Black Roses represent death and farewell.
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