A flower’s gift

Dew on a rose  © Jojie Alcantara

Dew on a rose © Jojie Alcantara (click to enlarge)

     “I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of  joy and a part of sorrow.”
― Khalil Gibran

Found this on a couple of websites and I compiled it:

What Do Flower Colors Mean?

Steeped in tradition, the meanings of flowers have been a part of human culture for thousands of years. The practice of attaching meanings to the colors of flowers is also a long-honored tradition in almost every culture. Some types of flowers may also have meanings that accentuate or expand on the meaning of the color. For example, a red rose can mean love and passion, while a black rose can signify obsession. The following is a listing of common colors that are associated with a variety of flowers.

RED is most commonly associated with love, desire, and passion. A red flower can be a symbol of desire, lust, devotion, and beauty. The color red is also often related to heat, fire, and strength. Red flowers when given in various numbers can mean anything from “I love you,” to “Will you marry me?”
PINK  flower can signify a teasing interest, grace, gentility, and happiness. It is often a more modest gesture than that of a striking red flower, offering an allure of mystery to the recipient as to the intensions of the giving party. Pink also may represent joy, youthfulness, and innocence.
ORANGE is a color that screams excitement, exuberance, and enthusiasm. An orange flower is a bold statement of color and vitality. Often associated with the sun, a bouquet that contains orange flowers brings thoughts of passion for life, satisfaction, and an air of confidence.
YELLOW flowers simply make people smile. It is the color of friendship, joy, and lightheartedness. New beginnings like the start of spring are associated with the beauty of yellow flowers. Warm and bright, this color also is a perfect way to add brilliance to any bouquet.
Other colors include purple, a traditional color of royalty, pride, or success. Lavender is like pink is to red, also meaning royalty, but with a youthful exuberance and tenderness. Blue flowers offer a sense of calm, dignity, and serenity, while white flowers symbolize purity and innocence.And here’s another good one about ROSES:
Red Love, Beauty, Courage and Respect, Romantic Love, Congratulations, “I Love You”, “Job Well Done”, Sincere Love, Respect, Courage & Passion
* These roses do not actually exist in nature. They are created artificially.
Red (Dark) Unconscious beauty
Red (Single) “I Love You”
Deep Burgundy Unconscious Beauty
White Purity, Innocence, Silence, Secrecy, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness,
“I am worthy of you”, Heavenly
White (Bridal) Happy love
Pink Appreciation, “Thank you”, Grace, Perfect Happiness, Admiration, Gentleness, “Please Believe Me”
Dark Pink Appreciation, Gratitude, “Thank You”
Light Pink Admiration, Sympathy, Gentleness, Grace, Gladness, Joy, Sweetness
Yellow Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Delight, Promise of a new beginning, Welcome Back, Remember Me,  Jealousy,
“I care”
Yellow with Red Tip Friendship, Falling in Love
Orange Desire, Enthusiasm
Red and White Given together, these signify unity
Red and Yellow Jovial and Happy Feelings
Peach Appreciation, Closing the deal, Let’s get together, Sincerity, Gratitude
Pale Peach Modesty
Coral Desire
Lavender Love at first sight, Enchantment
Orange Enthusiasm, Desire, Fascination
Black * Death, Farewell
Blue * The unattainable, the impossible
Single – any color Simplicity, Gratitude
Red Rosebud Symbolic of purity and loveliness
White Rosebud Symbolic of girlhood
Thorn-less Rose “Love at first sight”


Roses by the Numbers

  • A single rose of any color depicts utmost devotion
  • Two roses entwined together communicate “Marry me”
  • Six Roses signify a need to be loved or cherished
  • Eleven roses assure the recipient they are truly and deeply loved
  • Thirteen roses indicate a secret admirer

Well, I just thought it may be of help some day. Just in case you get a Blue Rose in life.  :-)

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