“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” – William Shakespeare
Shakespeare knew what he was talking about because when it comes to roses, a lot of women love them and who can blame them as this flower can always brighten up someone’s day.
While every flower has a wonderful story to tell, the rose has abundant history and there are also meanings behind the colour of each rose. With Mother’s Day coming up, flowers are popular gifts with good reason because a lot of mothers do love flowers. It is also one of the best ways to show appreciation to someone and to show them that you love or care for them.
Used for hundreds of years to convey messages without words, roses have long been a symbol of confidentiality – the Latin expression sub rosa (literally “under the rose”) means something told in secret. Have you ever got flowers from a secret admirer? Well, if you have, then, lucky you! It is perhaps the reason why some people chose to give roses to their love interest without sharing who they are to pique your interest.
Regardless of color, the unique beauty and subtle fragrance of every rose conveys a message guaranteed to elicit delight from the recipient and if you’ve ever gotten roses at work, you’ll probably be the envy of others as well! Flowers are always a good idea. You don’t need a special occasion to send someone flowers and if you feel like doing just that, one doesn’t have to be limited to sending just roses.
Flowers will put a smile on anyone’s face unless, of course, if they’re allergic and if they are, then send them something else instead! If you’d like those flowers to convey a special silent message (other than what’s written on the card if there is a card), find out what the meanings of flowers are here.
If you’re looking for a way to add a little extra sentiment to your silent message of affection the next time you send roses to someone, see the list below for the meanings associated with the different colors of roses.