Tuesday, 14 February 2012

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

Roses are out in full force as our city prepares for Valentine's Day. It has been a good season for roses in Melbourne and there is no shortage of varieties. Just in case you are wondering what the various colours mean in the language of flowers:



Rose
red
True love
blue
Mystery, attaining the impossible, Love at first sight
white
Eternal love, silence or innocence, wistfulness, virtue, purity, secrecy, reverence and humility
black
Death, hatred, farewell, rejuvenation or rebirth
yellow
Friendship, jealousy, infidelity, or apology, a broken heart, intense emotion, dying love, extreme betrayal
pink
Grace
dark pink
Gratitude
light pink
Desire, passion, joy of life, youth, energy
burgundy
Unconscious beauty
coral or orange
Desire, passion
lavender (violet)
Love at first sight
red & white together
United
red & yellow together
Joy, happiness and excitement
thornless
Love at first sight




14 comments:

  1. What an interesting post and such gorgeous flowers!! I love the definition of all the colors!! Happy Valentine's Day to you, Nick! Hope you have a wonderful day!

    Sylvia

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  2. Good Valentine's Day post.

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  3. I can only imagine how great they smell.

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  4. I was reading that the Sydney's roses have so much fungus from all the rain that they are importing a ton from the Andes. Those look perfect.

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  5. Very appropriate for today. Nice one.

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  6. I bet the air is filled with a lovely aroma too. Mmmmmm!

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  7. Fabulous photo of various roses. I imagine the good fragrance of them, Nick.

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  8. Happy Valentine's Day! The roses are gorgeous.

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  9. Gorgeous roses! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. An absolutely gorgeous display!

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  11. I posted roses for Valentine's Day too; guess I better check on what each of them meant ;>)....

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  12. I'm impressed ,Thanks for the tips…thanks for this informative post.
    Flowers Toronto

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