There have been many overwhelming and numerous posts and articles and so called facts in regards to “The Meaning of Roses” and “The Language of Roses”. I thought since I have dedicated my life to roses, fresh rose growing, retail sales and the wholesale rose business as well as consumer experiences since 1974, which is over 34 years that I would research this subject and hopefully “correct” and clarify the true meanings of the wondrous and most magical fresh rose.
I have been successfully and contentedly involved in the business of selling fresh superior roses to lovers and compassionate amorous men and women all over the world. I wanted to investigate and demonstrate authentic words that could accurately be used to enhance your feelings when giving a miraculous rose. I receive blessings and pleasure, and incredible gratification when I could assist a loving individual lost for words with the secret language of the rose. Fresh cut roses are the ultimate timeless “expressions verbalizing unconditional love, uttering inner unexplainable feelings and whispering silent messages of ones accurate thoughts from natures awe-inspiring rose.”
The language of flowers is a lost art, but some strive to keep the meaning alive through websites. The Victorian era gave rise to “meaning” behind flowers. But just as the Eskimo language has several words for “snow”, the floral language may have several meanings for the same flower. Part of the interpretation of the language of flowers is the powerful emotions between the giver and the recipient. Sometimes even a simple dandelion picked from a lawn by a child can be the most powerful symbol of love to a mother. Buy her what she likes or her favorite rose color or a soft-scented rose and perhaps the emotions behind the gift will give a new meaning in her mind and heart for this flower. Roses send feelings through the gift of nature! They can converse through their astonishing life form without speaking a word. They bring heaven to the planet and sorrow to joy.
Single roses are simple! They are exceptionally passionate and are the unspoken environmental representation of our pure secret emotions! The magical rose is nature’s demonstration of effortlessness beauty and mysterious inborn divinity and Heaven’s gift to the planet earth. It is God’s Love Flower from His personality to our humanity! The single rose wordlessly secretly, anxiously, whispers passion, romance, love, honesty, trust, gratitude and every human emotion to “Her” admirable deserving recipient!
The Single Rose is Nature’s Gift for the Heavens! This magical flower, a wonder of the planet, represents a single uncomplicated symbol of unconditional and unexplainable emotions for us to transmit and bestow. The single rose represents a universal appreciation and power that exploits even the most dominant unseen energy in the universe! The phenomenon of unconditional love! A love so effortlessly concealed by the human soul and yet so powerful it could move mountains of feelings! With the giving of a single rose with love, it can infiltrate the world around us, in us, and in you as well.
This magical rose whispers our love in every conceivable emotion for you. Please accept my gift from the heavens… “to you from me”!
For centuries, flowers, herbs and various plants have given much pleasure to people of all nations, because their beauty has the unique ability to bring cheer when someone is ill or downhearted, their fragrances can be used to make lovely perfumes, delicate foliage can be used for certain medicines and foods, and pungent smells can bestir mood.
In fact, they have been so outstanding in this regard, that there is no wonder that mankind has attached significant meanings to them… actually going as far as to formulate a Language of desire language all their own called “fluorography.” This “language” was particularly utilized during the Victorian era; however, flowers well into past generations have had religious and symbolic meanings, and still do today.
For example, there were references given to flowers, herbs and plants in Biblical times, and during the Middle Age, Herbs were even believed by some to have magical powers. Therefore, they were given a place of honor in the royal floral gardens. The use of these floral gardens existed well into the Victorian Era and helped to create the elaborate list of meanings to describe these beloved flowers.
History relates that during the reign of Queen Victoria in England, which lasted from 1837 to 1901, (known as the Victorian era) the language of flowers was as important to people as being “well dressed.” For example, the recognizable scent of a particular flower, plant or perhaps a scented handkerchief sent its own unique message.
Flowers adorned almost everything… hair, clothing, jewelry, gowns, men’s lapels, home dcor and china, and stationery, to name a few. A young man could either please or displease a lady… by his gift of flowers. Flowers would convey messages of love or dislike depending upon which ones were given, their sizes, how they were held or also grouped together. They had a silent meaning of their very own, and could say what was not dared to be spoken. Even the manner in which flowers were sent had a special meaning. A flower presented in an upright position represented a “positive thought; whereas one presented in the opposite direction had a negative meaning”. Also, a person could say “yes” by offering a flower with the right hand – the left hand “no.”
Dictionaries were written to explain this language to all, and were especially used by “lovers.” One could learn that “ROSES” symbolized love, in general, but each variety and color had each, her own meaning. The “LILY,” generally symbolized beauty, but it also has many varieties, thus many diversified meanings. Consider the quandary that could have developed if lover’s used two “different” dictionaries— with each possibly having its own connotation. There could, potentially, be some real misunderstandings! So, we see the importance of acquiring accurate information in this regard.
Those of the Victorian era liked to make up bouquets. “Tussie Mussies” were generally very well-liked gifts. These were small bouquets of flowers wrapped in a lace dolly and tied with satin. The intrigue of secret messages sent this way, became a popular pastime.
Today, one may find it difficult to express his true feelings. One may wonder, “How do I say I love you?” or “I want to be your friend” or “You are special.” If one is gifted in such a way, he could compose a song, or write a poem. Or, he could do something much easier and more significant… he could give flowers!