Red Roses – Deep Meaning, Ancient Roots

Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist it’s almost universally understood that red roses mean love and romance. They are the traditional Valentine’s Day gift between lovers and will pack every florists shop from February 1 until after the holiday.

The meanings and symbolism behind red roses, however, are deep-rooted and ancient. For centuries of human history, the red petals of the rose have sparked relationships and spoken passion and desire.

Red itself is a profound colour of emotion. In the West, it is a colour that signifies both danger and love – two things that aren’t always separate. Both the Greeks and the Romans gave special significance to the red rose particularly, tying it in with their goddesses of love. During banquets commemorating goddesses like Aphrodite and Venus, red roses would festoon the temples and the petals of flowers would cover the floors. Rose petals would also be put into the drinks and were thought to be aphrodisiacs for the occasion of lovers.

During Roman times, it became common for peasants to raise roses to give as tribute to their rulers, especially the emperor. Later, roses were often used to pay debts to sovereigns due to their association with wealth and power. The common hobby garden of roses didn’t leave the rich’s purview until the 19th century.

Rose petals

Rose petals

The tradition of giving flowers as gifts between friends and lovers, however, didn’t really come about until the Middle Ages, when lovers began to give them as tokens of affection. A Swedish King popularized the idea of sending flowers when he used them to send messages in the 1700s, copying from the Persian use of flowers as messenger’s tools to keep the enemy from understanding the true message. For the Swede, obviously, the reasons were less tactical.

Today, the mixture of the Swedish tradition, the Roman and Greek meanings, and the modern proclivity for things of beauty have all come together. The ultimate expression of these is through the gift of red roses for Valentine’s Day (or any other day) to tell a lover your feelings towards them.

In fact, roses have gone beyond this with colours tilting the rainbow and signifying all types of meaning to those who send and receive them. There are over 100 species of rose and the name itself comes from the Latin ‘rosa.’

Whatever your occasion or whatever the reason, giving a single or a full bouquet of roses is the best way to signify meaning and devotion to your chosen one.

Until next time,

Ken Bolt
BrantFlorist.com

5 Ways To Get The Perfect Flowers For Your Lady Love!

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul”. Indeed a true quote by Luther Burbank. Flowers are the most beautiful creation by god. They give pleasure to our senses and create a soothing environment around us. With their freshness and stimulating fragrance, they help to change our moods, emotions and uplift our satisfaction level. In addition, flowers also bring smiles on anyone’s face.

Valentine's Day Flowers

Valentine’s Day Flowers

Much to the delight of men, women have always loved receiving the gift of flowers. When you give woman flowers as a present, her whole life will be lit for hours and she feel special and loved. There are many types of flowers, which represent different point in a relationship. For instance, red rose signifies Romantic Love while the yellow rose signifies friendship. Other includes Carnation which represents fascination and the Bamboo which represents Good Luck.

Romantic Flowers for your Lady

Romantic Flowers for your Lady

However, buying flowers for women can be overwhelming for those with little or no experience. We offer the following guide to choosing the appropriate floral bouquet so that it ensures your esteem in their eyes and letting them know how much you care. Whether the woman is your wife, girlfriend, mother, daughter or someone, knowing how to buy flowers for woman help you match the occasion with every floral arrangement you select.

1. Consider occasions like Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day: Though you can give a card or go for a substantial gift, flowers have always been an appropriate gift. However, never made a mistake of buying flowers on a last minute when everyone else is buying them. You might get left with limited selection and the quality of flowers may also be diminished.

2. Know which colors helps to send the right message:

  • A red rose usually helps to send the message of love.
  • A single white rose is used by someone who wants to say apologize.
  • A yellow rose expresses happiness and love.
  • Purple signifies the love at first sight
  • Pink show gratitude and admiration

You can also give a mix color of bouquet if you aren’t sure what you want to say. The expression will remain subtle and the flowers also look bright and cheerful.

3. Find perfect reasons to send flowers on any occasion: If you want to thank your colleague for helping on a project, make sure you don’t send flowers that convey a romantic message. Instead you can send a bouquet of daisies to keep her cheerful and friendly. If you want to express your continued interest in woman after a successful first date, sending beautiful flowers will increase the possibilities of second date. Flowers always help to smooth things and say things that you might find awkward to put into words.

4. Decide where you buy: Today, many florists have websites online like Florists in Monterrey, which allow you to buy flowers from the convenience of your home. They have a wide variety of choices for any occasion; however, make sure the business is reputable before you place an order.

5. Personalize your flower gift: It is not necessary to wait for a perfect reason to give flowers; you can also create a special moment in your relationship by giving flowers at unexpected times. It shows that you are munificent and she is really special.

Author’s Bio: Ryan is an expert consultant on flowers and gifts. He started his career as a florist in Monterrey. He also does free lancing and blogging in various niches. He has written around 200 articles on different topics ranging from farming, real estate brokerage, small business, accounting, e-marketing, finance and more.

How Many Roses to Send for Valentine’s Day?

3 Rose Trio Vased

3 Rose Trio Vased says: I love you

In the earlier post you’ve learned about the meaning of color in Valentine’s Day roses, and perhaps you’ve made your selection of the perfect Valentine’s Day roses that you’ll dazzle them with.
But like most of us you’re probably unsure about the number of roses to give them. You’ve probably heard people say that each number of roses has a meaning behind it to convey a message.

Valentine’s is in 14 days so we decided to do research on the topic and come up with a list explaining what each number of roses conveys:

1 – love at first sight
2 – mutual love and affection
3 – I love you
6 – I miss you
7 – I’m crazy about you
9 – we’ll be together forever
10 – your love is perfection
11 – you are my treasure
12 – please me mine
13 – friends forever
15 – forgive me, I’m sorry
20 – sincere feelings
21 – dedicated to you
24 – I’m yours
25 – congratulations!
26 – you complete me
33 – I love you with great affection
36 – head over heels in love
38 – every moment with you is treasure
40 – my love is genuine
50 – unconditional love
99 – I will love you forever
100 – you are my true love
101 – you are my one and only love
108 – mariage proposal
365 – I love you every day

Now that you know about the significance in number of roses given, you can put together a well crafted, perfect expression of your love. Talk to your favorite florist about your specific order needs and creative ideas in mind.
That extra touch can come from your own designed Valentine’s Day bouquet or arrangement of flowers, and they will absolutely love the artful you! Pick the right number.

And another clue order early to save money and avoid disappointment!
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Great Valentine’s Day Flower Ordering Tips

The FTD Expressions of Love Bouquet

Represents all the love and passion in your heart


Valentine’s Day will be here in a flash. Mark Thursday February 14thon your calendar and take advantage of these Valentine’s flower ordering tips:

  1. Order Valentine’s Day flowers early.  Waiting until February 14th to order flowers may sink hearts.  Although we try, florists can’t always accommodate last minute orders. Good hearted but last minute cupids may be out of luck. Sometimes florists run out of flowers and can’t accommodate unplanned delivery requests. Place your order early for Feb. 14 delivery.
  2. Roses and more! Although roses traditionally symbolize love and are a favorite for sweethearts on Valentine’s Day, be sure to select flowers that your sweetie enjoys. Other beautiful Valentine’s Day flowers include: tulips, lilies, gerbera daisies, orchids, callas, hydrangeas and carnations!
  3. The FTD Color Your Day With Happiness Bouquet

    Pleasing pastel flowers, Keepsake container

    Valentine flower colors. Red is the most popular valentine color but your sweetheart may march to her own drum. Be sure to select flowers in the color that she prefers. Other popular Valentine Day color options include: pastel shades like soft yellows, peaches and warm pinks, purples, oranges, hot pinks, creamy whites and ivory, rich yellow tones and even 2013’s color of the year, emerald green!
  4. Spring for an extra special add-on. Valentine’s flowers will pack even greater wow appeal with a little something extra. We’re thinking a cute plush teddy, a fun-loving balloon or some decadent chocolates to share.    
  5. Have Valentine’s flowers delivered to work. Surprise your sweetheart by having Valentine’s flowers delivered to the workplace.  Lots of co-workers will comment on your thoughtfulness and you’ll get brownie points at home!

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Roses send your words in the finest way


Valentine’s Day flowers for everyone. Hands down, flowers make the perfect gift for sweethearts but non-sweeties deserve flowers too! Send sentiments of appreciation to grandparents, daughters, sons, dear friends or thoughtful neighbors with flowers. A lovely Valentine’s bouquet of gerbera daisies, tulips or even a flowering plant is the perfect way to say, “I’m thinking of you on Valentine’s Day!”