Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The language of love!

I received a dozen red roses and my favorite chocolates, Ghirardelli dark chocolate carmels for my birthday today from my husband. I feel truly loved. Why? I guess because my husband took the time to think of me and buy me my favorites. That has to count for something. Other than that I don't really know why I love roses, especially red. Red is my favorite color. But why do women love to receive flowers? I don't really know other than that they are so beautiful and breath taking. For years flowers have been an unspoken language of their own and women have admired them.

Most women feel really loved if they recieve a dozen of red roses. I guess because they are so lovely and smell so divine.

I've done a little research and have found some meanings listed for flower gift giving.

Red roses mean romantic love
Purple roses signify that the giver has fallen in love with the recipient at first sight.
Coral and orange roses signal desire.
Yellow roses are joy and friendship.
Pink roses express our gratitude and appreciation.
Light pink roses show feelings of admiration and sympathy.
Peach Rose is more indefinite, as it can signify either sympathy or gratitude.
White roses show meaning of reverence and humility.

As one of the most popular flowers in the world, the carnation is widely appreciated and enjoyed. Carnations are available in a variety of colors and are generally symbolic of love and fascination.

Gerbera Daisies
Distinguished by their large, beautiful blooms and wide assortment of vibrant colors, gerbera daisies have become a favorite flower choice for expressing cheerful sentiments. The traditional flower meanings for the gerbera daisy, however, are beauty and innocence.

Few other flowers can match the elegant beauty of the iris. Representing faith, hope, and wisdom, the iris is a flower that can be used for many different occasions. While it is most known for its distinctive blue varieties, the iris can also be found in other colors such as yellow and white.

With an exotic appearance, orchids have come to represent rare and delicate beauty. Those seeking to make a lasting impression with a unique flower have found the orchid to be a perfect choice. As both potted plants and cut flower arrangements, these tropical flowers have an undeniable appeal.

Peruvian Lilies
While they resemble smaller versions of many lily varieties, Peruvian lilies, also known as alstroemeria, have many distinctive qualities of their own. If you’re looking for flower meanings like friendship and devotion, Peruvian lilies are the choice for you. Available in a variety of colors, these exquisite flowers can create a striking arrangement.

There is no flower that has been revered and celebrated as much as the rose. As a source of inspiration to people throughout history, roses are the definitive symbol for love and appreciation.

Stargazer Lilies
Known for the stunning appearance of their star-shaped blooms and their distinctly sweet fragrance, stargazer lilies are a majestic masterpiece. The flower meanings traditionally associated with Stargazer Lilies are innocence and purity, but the more modern connotations are honor and aspiration.

With their bright yellow petals spreading from their center, sunflowers not only resemble the sun, they will also turn to face the sun as the day progresses. Sunflowers' meanings are warmth and adoration, and they are also thought to be a sign of longevity.

With their flower meaning being perfect love, tulips can impart a sense of grace and elegance wherever they are displayed. The tulip is recognized throughout the world as one of the most popular cultivated flowers, but they are particularly associated with the Netherlands. Dutch tulips are among the leading tulip varieties within the floral community.

The meaning of flowers can impact the message that your gift makes.


  1. What a nice post...thanks for hunting down all that lovely info...and btw...the flowers are gorgeous!

  2. I love flowers!! I received a dozen red roses when I produced son #1. With son #2 - I received a ride home. LOL
    Sunflowers and Gerber Daisies are my favorite flowers.
    Happy Belated Birthday!!


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