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Yellow Roses Make a Perfect Housewarming Gift

Monday, February 9th, 2009

When someone moves into a new house (or maybe their first apartment) it has become a tradition to give a housewarming gift.  It is a great way to show your excitement in their new home.  But deciding what to give can always be a challenge. It can be hard to know what to get someone for a housewarming gift when you don’t know what they already have or need.

To help you it might be important to look at the history of housewarming gifts.

Housewarming gifts are deeply rooted in history.  It is thought that giving a housewarming gift began in ancient China.  Here are some very old and traditional housewarming gift ideas:

  • Bread – so you never go hungry.
  • Wine – so your life is always sweet.
  • Salt – so there is always spice in your life.
  • Candle – so you always have light.
  • Broom- to sweep the evil out of the house.
  • Honey- representing the sweetness of life.
  • Olive oil- to bring in health and light in the life.
  • A plant – that will ensure life.
  • A coin – to bring good fortune for that year.
  • Something made of wood- to maintain stability, peace and harmony at home.
  • Bamboo stalks-to bring good luck

You can give practical gifts like kitchen utensils or gardening tools, as an example, but again you are back not knowing what they already have or need.  A baked item like a pie cookies or brownies can be thoughtful, but that is what everyone does.  Scented candles can be nice, but what if you are not sure what sent they like?

So what can be a great housewarming gift with the perfect welcoming message?
A great solution is to give roses.  When doing this keep in mind that the different color roses each have their own distinct meaning.

  • Red says I love you
  • Pink says thanks or appreciation
  • Purple says love at first site
  • Orange says passion
  • Yellow is for friendship

So, based on that description of the meaning of roses, giving a nice bouquet of yellow roses can be the perfect housewarming gift.  Giving yellow roses will send the message of friendship.  It can say you want to be friends to the new neighbor.  It can also say that you hope the new home will welcome many new friends. 

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The Meaning of Roses Speak the Language of Love

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Romantic Gifts For Her Speak The Language Of Love

Among the many ways a man can show a woman how much he cares are those which are in harmony with how we communicate with those who are close to us. These include offerings of romantic gifts like roses, touching, companionship, actions, and positive statements.

For many women, gifts are the best way for a man to say "I love you", especially when special care has been taken to make the gifts as personal as possible. The extra attention that is given in selecting and preparing a gift for a loved one enhances its value far beyond its actual cost.

Women, in particular, will signal in subtle ways the need for their loved one to re-affirm their interest and affections and gift-giving is an obvious and unmistakable way of showing that you care. Naturally, men need to be alert to the hints that women send and be willing to act on them.

Don’t make the mistake of believing that gift-giving is only for special occasions. Romantic gifts are often spontaneous and show that you are thinking of and about her and what it takes to please her. They love to know they were in your thoughts. A bouquet of roses, a butterfly pendant, or a fragrance that she loves – when unexpected – will stir the passions of the calmest woman.

Of course, on those occasions when gifts are normally expected – birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, and the like – a generic gift can undermine a close relationship as it suggests that you don’t care enough to put some thought and time into making your selection. This is an occasion when there are few excuses as you have been clearly forewarned.

Beyond the joy which comes from a surprise gift, is the awareness and appreciation felt when it is clear the gift is an expression of love and not just an automatic gesture or a duty you were bound to perform. For instance, it is common to give red roses to a loved one but those flowers are a far more romantic gift when you go to the trouble of selecting them in her favorite color. One small step in time can be a leap in terms of affection.

Each woman has her own language of love that she uses to communicate with those close to her. These are her own preferred ways of giving and receiving; of exchanging feelings. Listen and look for the signs which indicate what that "language" is for her and how you can use it to show you love her. Romantic gifts often have a sensitive part to play in this. If you are alert, you’ll soon learn the conversation of love.

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Flowery Facts and Meaning of Roses

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Flowery Facts – True Rose

Aside from looking beautiful which contributes to overall visual pleasure and feeling of wellbeing, roses have a genuine practical use in promoting good health. Rose oil and rose water are in fact derived from the flowers and rose hips also have many beneficial properties. Products made of that are going to be obviously very different from lavender products.

It is often written that the rose was probably the very first flower from which scented oil and water were distilled; possibly in the 10th Century Persia. Even today, many rose oils are still produced in that part of the world for their health effect.

The use of the rose is hugely varied across the world and across the centuries. It has a long history in its use in traditional healing remedies, especially in the area of skincare and has antiseptic and mild astringent properties. It can be used on all skin types, whether the skin is greasy, dry or anything else, but it is especially valuable for dry, sensitive or ageing skins.

Apparently, according to a seventieth century English physician called mister Culpeper, rose scent can strengthen the heart. He suggests, physically, but it can certainly evoke the senses spiritually and emotionally.

It takes about sixty thousand roses to produce just 1 ounce of oil making Rose fragrances some of the most expensive in the world.

Even in very ancient ages, the rose had its importance.
In Greek mythology, Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is said to have created the rose which arose from her tears and the blood of her lover Adonis. The Romans, turning Aphrodite into their goddess Venus, also adopted the rose and it became the symbol of love and beauty. Cupid, offered a rose to the God of Silence as a bribe, when trying to keep Venus’s passionate escapades quiet, thus making the flower into a symbol for secrecy.

Roman dining room ceilings were decorated with roses, reminding guests to keep secret what had been said during dinner. ‘Sub rosa’ – ‘Under the rose’ to this day means ‘confidentially’.

In England, the rose became truly ‘royal’ during the 15th century War of the Roses, with each of the Houses adopting their own rose. The winner of this war, Tudor Henry VII, merged his Lancastrian rose with the red rose of his York bride and thus created the Tudor Rose, the true English Rose. You can even find nowadays products being called by this name in an effort to make the beauty product more appealing to English consumers.

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Here’s a Guide So You Know the Correct Rose Color Meaning

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Rose Color Meanings

All throughout history roses have been given as symbols to represent very special and different meanings.  Depending on the color of the rose, each has its one unique meaning.  That is no different today.  If you are going to send roses to someone and you want to make sure you are sending the intended message, you had better know your rose color meanings.  Here is a guide that will help you know the correct  meaning of colors for roses.

Red Roses

meaning of red roses Red is the most popular color for roses.  The mean of the red rose is universally to say “I love you.”   Red is the symbol for romance.  The red rose also stands for beauty and perfection.  Giving someone red roses is a very romantic and affectionate way of expressing your love for that very special in your life.

White Roses

the meaning of white roses White roses are a symbol for innocence and purity.  They can mean “I am worthy of you.”  White roses are very traditional at weddings.  White roses are also used at funerals to signify remembrance.


Pink Roses

the meaning of pink rosesPink roses can have slightly different meanings depending on the shade.  If it is a dark or deep pink that usually means gratitude and appreciation.  If the shade of pink is light or pale is means admiration or sympathy.  Pink roses, of any shade can also mean gracefulness, joyfulness or sophistication.

Yellow Roses the meaning of yellow roses

Yellow Roses are usually given to represent friendship.  This color rose can also mean joy and gladness.  Yellow roses are such a bright, vibrant and happy color and are always a good choice to give to someone that you want to say “I’m glad you are my friend.”

Purple Roses

the meaning of purple roses

Purple roses are often used to express love at first site or enchantment.  

 Orange Roses

the meaning of orange roses Orange colored roses are given to send a message of enthusiasm, passion, desire, or fascination.  

 The Single Red Rose

The single red rose is often given to signify “new love.”

In Conclusion

All this having been said, about the meaning of colors for roses, make sure to keep in mind the person you are giving them to.  That person may just prefer a particular color, because they like that color best, regardless of its meaning. For example, my wife  loves yellow roses.  Now, I love my wife dearly so by all rights I should be giving her red roses to symbolize my love for her.  However, she wants the yellow roses, even though they mean friendship.  So guess which color she gets?  Yellow is right!  She knows I love her and she gets her favorite yellow roses everytime.

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The Meaning of White Roses-Purity

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

The Meaning of White Roses-urity and Young Love

For ages, white roses have been a symbol of purity and innocence. Learn more about how white roses are used in present day weddings, gifts and other momentous occasions.

White roses have come to symbolize innocence, purity, and secrecy because of its clean, pristine appearance. Many myths and legends from different cultures talk about the origins of the first colored rose. Some say that the colors came from an immaculate white flower that was miraculously transformed by a goddess into various shades of pink and red. Often, the white flower is depicted as being made to blush from a kiss of a goddess. These recurring stories further reinforce the white rose’s status as a symbol for purity.

The white rose is also known as the bridal flower and is traditionally used as part of the bridal bouquets or as decorations around the altar. In weddings, they represent virtue, unity, and the pureness of the bond of love. White roses also symbolize young love, which makes them even more appropriate for marriage. Besides weddings, white roses are popularly used during funerals due to their association with reverence, honor, and heavenliness. The white roses in funeral arrangements are a tribute to a departed loved one, a symbol of remembrance, and an expression of spiritual love.

Although most of the long-established meanings behind white roses are still used today, there are other definitions. For instance, white rosebuds used to be a traditional symbol for girlhood and signified that a girl is too young to receive suitors, and to experience romantic love. Not many people know this meaning, but it is still a part of the language of flowers. Early societies also used white roses as the symbol for true love – a meaning that the red rose would later take on.

Today, white roses continue to keep their meaning as the hallmark of innocence and they are also used to express a number of different emotions for different people. They can either symbolize a new beginning or can mean farewell. They convey sentiments of friendship, love, respect, and hope. Underlying this multitude of meanings is the impression of purity and innocence, which is what white flowers are commonly associated with. A bouquet of white roses is not only stunning; the very nature of its simple beauty gives it a complex but clear meaning. Be it almost pure white or a subtle shade of ivory, send your beloved the gift of white roses to let her know that you recognize the purity of her love and beauty.

About the Author: This article is written by Timothy Spencer for Island Rose – Flower Shop Philippines. We hope you enjoyed this article and encourage you to visit our website. For more informative articles like this, visit the Flower Philippines blog pages.

By Timothy Spencer
Published: 8/1/2008

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The Meaning of Roses and Sayings About Them

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Roses and Sayings About Them

Today roses seem to be very usual. We rarely consider how they become so widespread throughout the world. Where did they come from and why did they make it to the modern world with so many different varieties? See roses trough several personalities’ eyes.

Roses and Sayings About Them


The roses we know today primarily originated in Asia. They were initially grown as medicinal plants. In some Asian countries medication based on the rose plant can still be found today. Around the 16th century roses began to be exported from China by European ships exploring Asia. Europe and America did have some roses, but they were primarily wild. The ancient Greeks and Romans identified the rose with their goddesses of love referred to as Aphrodite and Venus. From the Roman Empire until 1867 roses grew and declined in popularity throughout the world.

Often only the gardening at monasteries kept roses in existence during times of decline. Rose growing took off again in France during the 1800s when Empress Josephine encouraged rose gardening to be explored and further developed. Empress Josephine was the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. She resided at the Malmaison Chateau after becoming Empress of France and was extremely interested in all aspects of rose gardening. Josephine decided not just to grow roses, but to bring every single rose variety in existence to the Chateau’s garden. She worked with many important botanists and rose enthusiasts during the early 1800s to bring the roses of the world to France. Roses have really come a long way. The joy of tending plants that bloom throughout the growing season caused rose gardening to catch on as a hobby throughout the developing world.

Different colors of roses represent different feelings and emotions. The meaning of love that the red rose expresses is the most well known of all the rose colors. Red roses are also seen as classic. A vibrant and dramatic color, it stands for romance and passion. Pink or yellow roses are the perfect gift for just about anyone. White roses represent purity and true love. Yellow roses have traditionally symbolized friendship. Orange roses could be considered to have a similar meaning as yellow roses. They can also represent excitement or something new. Burgundy roses, which mean "unconscious beauty", are the right choice for your shy sweetheart. Purple or Lavender – It’s love at first sight with this unique rose color.

The rose has been a favorite flower of poets since poetry began. Maybe it’s because like a poem, a rose can say so much without saying much at all.

"Treaties are like roses and young girls – they last while they last." Charles de Gaulle

"A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom." Chinese Proverb

"Love is like the wild rose-briar; / Friendship like the holly-tree. / The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, / But which will bloom most constantly?" Emily Bronte

"The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose." George William Curtis

"Those who don’t pick roses in summer won’t pick them in winter either." German Proverb

"There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted." Henri Matisse

"God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December." James Matthew Barrie

"The red rose whispers of passion, / And the white rose breathes of love; / O, the red rose is a falcon, / And the white rose is a dove." John Boyle O’Reilly

"A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world" Leo Buscaglia.

"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The world is a rose, smell it and pass it to your friends." Persian Proverb

"Time brings Roses." Portuguese Proverb

"The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet, the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot." Salvador Dali

"If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I’d be picking roses for a lifetime." Swedish Proverb

"The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose." The Bible

"Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose." Turkish Proverb

"Thorns and roses grow on the same tree." Turkish Proverb

"How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said." Victor Hugo


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By Claudia Miclaus
Published: 8/4/2008

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Colors of Roses-History of the Yellow Kronos Rose

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

History of the Yellow Kronos Rose

Kronos is an Australian rose variety known for its warm, pale yellow petals and subtle perfume. The Kronos rose is among the one hundred and twenty flower species developed by the Australian Man of Roses Alister Clark. While most rose breeders in the mid-1800’s focused on the finding the rose with perfect color, scent, or form, Alister Clarke was more interested in making use of the continent’s temperate climate for cultivating flowers.

A rose from the Himalayas and Burma called R. Gigantea was the father rose of his breeding program. Due to its sensitivity to cold weather it was not very popular among European rose breeders, although it flourished well in Mediterranean countries. In Australia, Clark discovered that the R. Gigantea could climb up to twelve meters through trees.

From the R. Gigantea, Clark was able to successfully breed garden-variety roses, among which are the Nancy Hayward and the Lorraine Lee. After Alister Clark’s death in 1949 however, many of his rose species were lost since he was unable to pass on his secrets to an apprentice breeder. Fortunately, two rose breeders were able to recover about 47 of Alister’s roses from the families of the women who were named after the flowers, and the Kronos rose was one of them.

The popularity of Kronos roses is not just limited within the borders of Australia. Rose enthusiasts across the globe love these blooms for the sweet memories their sunny yellow color evokes. The Kronos rose variety has spread throughout the world grown by popular rose suppliers and distributed by major flower traders and florist. Kronos is a favorite among European farmers in England, France and Holland. South American farms in Equador and Columbia export this flower to various American states. In Asia, flower farms in the Philippines, Vietnam, and India supply this popular flower variety.

Unlike other rose colors that convey passion and romantic love, yellow roses send messages of devotion, appreciation, gratitude, and platonic love. Kronos roses are a beautiful way to express thanks, congratulations, to brighten up a bad day, or to simply bring a smile to someone’s face. Yellow roses also represent renewal and convey the desire to start all over again to achieve a better tomorrow, making them ideal to give as an apology or peace offering.

You don’t even need an occasion to buy a bouquet of Kronos roses for yourself, as they make gorgeous centerpieces for your bedroom or living room. Send a friend a bouquet of Kronos roses today and let him or her know that you care.

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This article is authored by Timothy Spencer for Island Rose – Florists Philippines. We hope you enjoyed this article and encourage you to visit our website. For more informative articles like this, visit the Gifts Philippines blog pages.

By Timothy Spencer
Published: 6/20/2008


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The Meaning of Orange Roses: Passionate Love

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

The Meaning of Orange Roses: Passionate Love

rose color meaning Orange is a vibrant rose color which also talks of passionate love and desire other than red. Orange rose is an uncommon alternative to the usual red rose. This article shows off the characteristics and uniqueness of orange roses.

The blazing energy of orange roses makes it a truly unique rose among today’s popular flower species. Orange roses come in a wide variety of shades, from soft coral and peach to a bright, vivid sunset shade, bringing to mind passionate thoughts about romance, the sweetness of a citrus fruit, or the warmth of a glowing sunset. It’s no wonder that rose aficionados everywhere quickly found a soft spot for the vibrant orange rose when it was first introduced to the market.

Orange roses never grew in the wild. Rather, they came about at the turn of the 20th century as the spread of hybridization techniques allowed flower cultivators to experiment on improving the scent and appearance of wild yellow roses. Cross-breeding throughout the years eventually produced the vibrant orange rose out of the yellow rose.

Since the color orange is a literal mixture of red and yellow, people often view orange roses as the bridge between the feelings of friendship and platonic love brought about by yellow roses, and intense romantic love associated with red roses. Giving someone a bouquet of blooming orange roses could mean a sign of budding romantic feelings and the desire to take the relationship beyond the level of friendship. Due to the obvious connection between the colors of fire and intense, passionate emotions, orange roses also make appropriate gifts for a current love.

Besides conveying feelings of young love, orange roses can also be given as an expression of fascination or a gift that says, "I’m proud of you." – perfect for graduations and birthdays. Their dazzling shades efface negative energies and elicit inspiration and enthusiasm, making them the perfect gift for someone going through a rough patch or someone stuck in a hospital room. Try placing a vase filled with these orange flowers in the corner of a room and take note of the change in the atmosphere. Chances are, you will feel the room pulsating with life, energy, and warm feelings where there once was none.

Orange roses are a unique alternative to the traditional red rose if you intend to convey the message of the heat of passion, the flames of love, and burning desire. As a platonic gift, they also work wonders by evoking positive feelings and the warmth of compassion. Show someone that you care for her deeply and that you wish her well by sending a bouquet of blooming orange roses.

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This article was written by Timothy Spencer for Island Rose – Florist Philippines. We hope you enjoyed this article and encourage you to visit our website. Through Island Rose, you can avail of Flower Delivery to the Philippines or simply browse through our blog for more informative articles.

By Timothy Spencer
Published: 9/10/2008


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The Meaning Of Pink Roses: Love And Gratitude

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

The Meaning Of Pink Roses: Love And Gratitude

Pink roses are one of the oldest roses known to us and have a rich history that dates back to some of the earliest pieces of visual art. In the Talmud, it is written that pink roses are the only flowers allowed to bloom in Jerusalem; thus, they came to be associated with paradise. Pink roses were the dominant species of wild roses and were the first flowers to evolve into their present-day form. When roses were first cultivated in the 18th century for commercial use, most of them existed in shades of pink – from a pale, almost white to a deep crimson.

With the development of hybridization techniques and the discovery of new rose species, flower growers introduced new shades of pink to the public. At around this time, roses were also imbued with the ability to bloom all throughout the year – a significant development since garden roses only blossomed once a year. As more shades and species evolved, each began to have their own meanings, and the meaning of pink roses became even more refined.

Today, pink roses are known as symbols for love and gratitude. These pink flowers also carry undertones of elegance, grace, sweetness, and poetic romance. Because the pink rose was more prevalent over other garden-variety roses, it became strongly associated with these positive sentiments. Different shades of pink also carry their own meanings. Light pink roses symbolize admiration, gentleness, and can be used to bring messages of sympathy. Fuchsia-toned roses can mean appreciation and gratitude and are traditionally used to express thanks. As a decorative presence in the corner of a room, the aroma, color, and shape of a bouquet of pink roses can make everything look small and shabby in comparison.

Due to the many ways where they can be used to express a wide range of meanings and emotions, pink is the most popular rose color, second only to red. The symbolic importance as well as the delicate appearance and sweet fragrance associated to all roses are traced back to the oldest of flowers – the pink rose. Although much has changed about it throughout history, pink roses have held a consistent, prominent place in the world of flowers. Today, pink roses have a unique position that represents refinement and elegance while communicating admiration and thanks. Any recipient of a bouquet of pink roses will not only be taken aback by their beauty; that person is sure to feel special and loved.

By: Timothy Spencer

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