Last Friday, May 30, 2008, Jaypee, my special someone gave me a dozen of blue roses and ask him why blue roses? And he answered quickly “See for yourself and its quite surprising!” As i browse the net it appeared that there are so many meanings of blue roses but the most common are the words mystery and unattainable. Hmmm… i was thinking what he was thinking why he chose to give me that blue roses? Nevertheless, i still keep searching for answers and found the story of THE BLUE ROSE and it really inspired me. That in life happiness can only be seen in our own hands, that happiness can be obtained depending on how we see life, and that happiness is possible to those who believe. Blue roses are created by dyeing white roses so it only shows that we can attain the impossible, especially in love. So we do not lose hope!
Red – Love
Red roses are given to those who you want to show love and passion, people who you have great respect for, and those who have shown great courage.
The quantity can also have a special meaning. A single red rose shows love, a dozen shows gratitude, twenty-five shows congratulations and fifty show unconditional love. Two red roses tied together symbolizes an engagement.
The shade of the red has a meaning as well. Bright red means love, burgundy means unconsious love, dark crimson is used to show mourning. A withered red rose is used to show that the love is over. A red rosebud symbolizes youthful love and beauty.
Pink – Gratitude
Pink roses in general are given to those whom you want to show thankfulness, admiration, and happiness. The different shades of pink can have more precise meanings.
Deep pink is used for appreciation and gratitude, where as light pink conveys admiration and sympathy, and peach roses are given to show modesty.
Orange – Desire
Orange roses are given to those who you desire, those you want to get to know better, or those who you are proud of.
Yellow – Friendship
Yellow roses express joy, gladness, and friendship. They are given to new mothers, newlyweds, and graduates. They’re also used as a reminder to a loved one to show that you care.
In the past yellow was used to show jealousy and a decrease of love.
White – Purity
White roses are given to those who are innocent, reverent, and pure. They are very commonly used in weddings. They can also be given as a sign of secrecy. A white rosebud is used to show girhood.
A white rose that has been dried means “Death is Preferable to Loss of Virtue”. A whithered white rose represents fleeting beauty, or given to show that no impression was made.
Lavender/Blue – Enchantment
Lavender roses show that you have fallen in love with someone from the moment you saw them. It also can be given to those who you feel are very unique, and those who you feel are enchanting.