The message of flowers

Fri. Feb. 12, 2016

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Most men choose to give their Sweetheart roses  for Valentine’s Day.  (We’re not complaining, especially if there’s chocolate and a lovely card attached).   Red is certainly the most popular, but what do the other colors mean?  There’s a message in those colors you might want to know!

Easy Elegance Rose 'Kashmir'
Easy Elegance Rose ‘Kashmir’

The above rose is from Bailey Nursery in Woodbury.  They developed these gorgeous hardy roses.

Rose color meanings:

  • Red, the most popular, means love
  • Coral represents desire
  • Lavender means enchantment.  This is a good choice for a newer relationship or love at first sight!
  • Pink stands for perfect happiness
  • Orange can mean fascination or new beginnings
  • Yellow has a couple of meanings too.  It could stand for decreased love and jealousy or joy.  Make sure she knows which one you mean!
  • White roses mean innocence and purity OR you are heavenly and I’m worthy of you.  Hmmm, not sure about that part.
  • Exotic Green represents fertility!

If you want to make a lasting impression, then choose a Phalaenopsis, not the most romantic moniker but it’s more common name is Orchid.  Orchids offer exotic, delicate, long-lasting beauty.  To the ancient Greeks, orchids were a sign of virility and luxury.

orchid 4

Say it with roses, say it with Orchids, say it with Carnations, it doesn’t really matter just so long as you say it!    And let me feel the love by liking my Garden Bite facebook page.

calla lilies

Peruvian lilies
Peruvian lilies


orchid 5



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