Saturday, January 3, 2009

Rose traditions & meanings [EXT]

Another interesting resource that I found in Florapedia.

This was extracted from this link

You can pick up some traditions and its meanings.

The rose is a flower that is steeped in tradition. There are many elements, such as the type of rose and number of stems, which can carry as much significance as the color. The enduring symbolism of the rose has helped us express many of our most heartfelt sentiments. Let our Rose Traditions and Meanings Guide help you select the best choice for your loved one.

One Dozen Roses
12 roses: the perfect dozen. It is the number most commonly associated with roses. A dozen roses traditionally send a message of love and gratitude. As the significance of a dozen roses has become more prevalent, it has become the standard for rose arrangements for all occasions. Read More – Meaning of One Dozen Roses

Two Dozen Roses
With double the number of roses than a traditional dozen roses, a bouquet of two dozen roses carries double the meaning! Two dozen roses as a romantic gift says "I belong to you." For other occasions, two dozen roses adds to the extravagance of the gift.Read More – Meaning of Two Dozen Roses

Long Stemmed Roses
Long stemmed roses carry a deep meaning and are often the most desired and appreciated type of rose. A bouquet of long stemmed roses signifies, "I will remember you always." A single long stemmed rose imparts a message of simplicity, such as "I love you" or "Thank you." Read More – Meaning of Long Stemmed Roses

Petite Roses
The petite roses are known for their miniature blooms, but the smaller size does not lessen their significance or their impact. Petite roses are also known as “sweetheart” roses. As their name implies, these roses are a symbol of affection perfect for a sweetheart. Read More – Meaning of Petite Roses

Roses for Occasion
With many colors to choose from and the many meanings associated with them, roses are a wonderful gift for any occasion. White roses are often used for weddings. Yellow roses can make a great birthday gift for a dear friend. Red roses are the perfect gift for a romantic occasion, such as Valentine’s Day.Read More – Special Occasions Rose Guide

Roses and Chocolates
Roses and chocolates are a classic gift combination. Nothing says “romance” more than a bouquet of red roses and a box of chocolates. Adding chocolates to a gift of roses adds that extra special accent to an expression of love. Read More – Rose and Chocolate Gifts Guide

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Rose - colors & meanings [EXT]

Do you know the meaning of each rose colors?

I thought this was interesting and posted here. It explains the meaning of each rose color. This is extracted from Florapedia.

Our Rose Colors and Meanings guide contains helpful hints about the meaning associated with the colors of roses and other rose information. As one of the most enduring symbols for love and appreciation, it's no surprise that roses are among the most admired and evocative of flowers. Our comprehensive guide to the colors and meanings of roses is your resource for rose interpretation.

Red roses are the traditional symbol for love and romance, and a time-honored way to say "I love you." The red rose has long symbolized beauty and perfection. A bouquet of red roses is the perfect way to express your deep feelings for someone special. Read More – Meaning of Red Roses

As a symbol of grace and elegance, the pink rose is often given as an expression of admiration. Pink roses can also convey appreciation as well as joyfulness. Pink rose bouquets often impart a gentler meaning than their red counterparts. Read More – Meaning of Pink Roses

The bright, sunny color of yellow roses evokes a feeling of warmth and happiness. The warm feelings associated with the yellow rose are often akin to those shared with a true friend. As such, the yellow rose is an ideal symbol for joy and friendship. Read More – Meaning of Yellow Roses

White roses represent innocence and purity and are traditionally associated with marriages and new beginnings. The white rose is also a symbol of honor and reverence, and white rose arrangements are often used as an expression of remembrance. Read More – Meaning of White Roses

With their blazing energy, orange roses are the embodiment of desire and enthusiasm. Orange roses often symbolize passion and excitement and are an expression of fervent romance. A bouquet of orange roses will send a meaningful message. Read More – Meaning of Orange Roses

The unique beauty of the lavender rose has captured many hearts and imaginations. With their fantastical appearance, lavender roses are a perfect symbol of enchantment. The lavender rose is also traditionally used to express feelings of love at first sight. Read More – Meaning of Lavender Roses

Sunday, December 28, 2008

December Bloom

by Richard Chew

I recently added a miniature rose to my collections.

This picture (above) was taken when I bought it. It was about to bloom.

This picture (above) was taken when one of the bulb was opening.

A fully opened flower.

Closed up shot at the flower.

This is the full plant. I placed it at the window sill, which is shielded from the rain.

I just pruned it. Hopefully will have as many bloom in January.

The next is my yellow rose. This one is a fast grower. This bloom opened within a month after the last bloom in November.

It has a sweet fragrance. Mild strength fragrance.

The flower is quite lasting. It gradually changed to ivory colour. This picture was taken 5 days later.

I didn't get good result from my Portmeiron Rose this month. Unfortunately the cluster of bulbs that I posted recently got infected. I will share about this in my next posting. It had to do with the compost tea I made.

This picture was taken when it fully opened.

I am still struggling to get this rose plant to fully develop its flower. But this is certainly better than the bloom posted in November.

My priority is to help it survive through this wet weather. Hopefully by February will get better results.

I am also facing same problem with my purple rose.

The encouraging result is that the flower is better developed this month compare to previous months.
This (above) is another addition to my collection. It is also having the same problem like my purple rose. Survival is priority.
As for my Hot Tamale rose, the challenge is to develop its original colour, that is orange with yellow center.
At this present moment, I get darker pink colour.

But the petals seemed a bit sparse, not so full compare to previous bloom.

The flowers spaced out quite a lot. It is matter of pruning it right and growing more stronger stems. I just pruned it, hopefully will get a fuller bloom in February.

The following is one of my favourite. I believe it is French Lace Rose.
I have yet to learn its history. It is still a very young plant. It is growing well. The following photo shots were taken in stages as the flower opens.

This picture (above) was taken when the sky almost dark. I turned on my garden spot light to capture this shot.

And the following picture is of my Nozomi rose. Its a miniature rose.

It is recovering and progressing well. Hopefully by February, this rose will bloom regularly.