Such a beautiful flower and often used for so many things in many ways. The rose can be used in cooking, teas, perfumes, body lotions and scrubs, in vitamins and probably more…but do make sure you use pesticide free when either putting the rose on or in your body. You can be named Rose or conversely have a rose named after you – Dolly Parton has a rose named after her as does Prince William, Pope John Paul II and Elizabeth Taylor to name a few. The rose has been mentioned in many a quote and poem – And she was fair as is the rose in May. Geoffrey Chaucer – What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. William Shakespeare - or in metaphors like bed of roses and rose colored glasses.
They come in so many colors and color combinations with fragrances ranging from soft and subtle to spicy and heavy. It can be used to decorate outside as well as inside of the home and come in so many varieties like the tea rose, floribunda, miniature and grandiflora for starters. Even the colors of a rose can mean something. For example: Red = love and beauty White = purity and innocence Orange = desire and enthusiasm Lavender = love at first sight Yellow = joy and gladness.
I would love to have a garden full of them and lavender roses are especially meaningful to me – isn’t that right, DH And I cannot wait till they begin to bloom again. Winter has stayed long enough! How do you feel about roses? Did you get any for Valentine’s Day? Are they your favorite flower or is there another for you? Please leave a comment. I’d be interested in knowing …
A White Rose
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.
But I send you a cream-white rosebud
With a flush on its petal tips;
For the love that is purest and sweetest
Has a kiss of desire on the lips