Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Language of Flowers

The Victorian era used a flower code of colour extensively to show emotion and affection. Red flowers were the colour for love and desire; red and white to signify unity while pink was for perfect happiness.
It is uncertain if the flower code is still observed today for Valentine's Day but roses that are the flower of love and purity, and red ones in particular, outsell any other flower for this occasion.
Fragrant roses were used by ancient royalty by sprinkling petals in their baths along with rose water and their remains have been found in Egyptian tombs. 
Above is a rose I photographed several years ago that looked and felt just like velvet.

2 comments:

  1. What an exquisite color & rose. I'd love that one in my garden ...

    Happy Valentine's
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, TTFN ~Marydon

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  2. Red roses for love, pink for friendship, white for purity and I always thought yellow roses were for jealousy but find I'm wrong ;-)

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