Roses For All Seasons

Whether you send red roses for romance,yellow roses for frienship, or any other beautiful rose,
Roses are the perfect expression of love and affection

Monday, October 25, 2010

Dating Relationships and the Orange Flower

The color orange speaks much about the idea of passionate love in vibrant manners as well as showing these people have desires that transcend the red flower. It is a unique flower that depicts much in the dimension of dating, love and passion.

Orange roses have a blazing color that makes its mark as a unique flower in the world of flower species anywhere. They come in different types and in various shades; shades of peach and sunset, soft coral and shades of brightness that give the ideas about romance and passion. They make you to conjure the sweetness and suppleness of the citrus fruit and the lukewarm nature of a sunset on fire. Dating relationships have not left this great rose unattended. It has become a great commodity for those dating and can't help having it. It is the best epitome of a true friendship.

Orange roses are uniquely grown and have never been found in the wild. They are the aftermath of hybridization just before the onset of the 20th century. They are an answer for research through experimentations on the wild yellow species of roses and an improvement on their appearance and scent. It is a crossbreed that has occurred and has transformed the dating scene that we know today.

The orange hue is a wholesome mixture of yellow and red color. It has been seen as that bridge that is there between the platonic love and friendship that yellow roses bring. The acute romantic loves is also associated with roses of the red nature. For anybody in love currently, the orange rose can make the perfect gift as it represent a connection between the fiery of passionate emotions and intense of feelings. It is the reason as to why it is the best gift for those in dating moods.

On the other hand, orange rose also comes as the best gift for those in a young love as expressing the sense of fascination and pride in the young relationship. It is also an ideal gift for a birthday and even those graduating. Their shades of a dazzling height have a way of effacing all energies of a negative nature as they bring on the feeling and idea of inspiration. The power of enthusiasm, which can transform the life of a person who is traversing a rough part of life and even that person who is in a hospital, is effaced in the orange rose.

Before dating even at home, you should have a vase full of the flowers put at a specific corner of the room and try to sample the change in the ambience and atmosphere. The room comes back to life in sporadic doses that are bubbling with energy and even the warmest of feelings in a pace where they were absent.

The Amazing Lupine Flower

Lupines are symbolic of the imagination. The name "lupinus" actually means "of wolves" due to the mistaken belief that ancient peoples had that lupines robbed the soil of nutrients. The fact is that lupines actually add nitrogen to the soil.

In the United States, lupines grow well in the Pacific Northwest, the West Coast, New England and other northern states. They are both cultivated flowers and wildflowers. Lupines also grow abundantly throughout Europe and as far north as Norway.

There are many varied uses for lupines. The flowers are useful for dyeing cloth. The seeds are said to aid digestion and have been used in skin care for removing spots from the face. The Romans used the flat seeds for theater money. The Romans also used lupines for fertilizer and ate the high-protein seeds.

Wild lupines are the only foods for the Karner blue butterfly caterpillar. The larvae crawl up the stems of wild lupines to feed on the new leaves in mid-April. The Karner blue butterfly is a member of the genus Lycaeides. It has a wingspan of about 2.5 cm, or one inch. The upper surface of the male is blue, with a black edge and white outer fringe. The female is similar but more brown or grayish in color, with a row of dark spots with orange crescents along the wing margins. The underside of both male and female Karner blue butterflies are similar: a slate gray background with several marginal rows of orange and black spots.

Lupines come in blue, pink, white, yellow and purple. The scent from lupine blossoms is like that of honey, a nice addition to any garden. The magnificent flower spikes can be from 36-60 inches high. Lupines need full sun, rich soil and lots of moisture. They can grow in poor soils if the soil is not too alkaline. Add some imagination to your garden with a full array of colorful, stately lupines!

Zinnia - The Cinderella Flower

The original zinnias were found in the early 1500s in the wilds of Mexico. The zinnia was sometimes referred to as the Mexican Marigold, although zinnias are actually members of the sunflower family.

 However, the originals zinnias were so dull and unattractive that the Aztec name for them meant "eyesore." When they were introduced in Europe, they were just as disdained and referred to as "everybody's flower" and "poorhouse flower." The zinnia was named for Dr. Gottfried Zinn, a German whose hobby was breeding wildflowers.

The common name, garden Cinderella, indicates the level of the zinnia's later transformation. In the late 1800s a French botanist produced the first double zinnias with bright colors. Victorian gardeners grew at least nine or ten varieties of zinnia, but the one preferred above all others was scarlet-rayed zinnia.

In the early 20th century, Luther Burbank created the first dahlia-like zinnia. Today the number of colors and flower forms available is astonishing. Wild zinnias still grow in desert areas and are usually yellow or white with fewer petals than the cultivated varieties. The symbolic meanings associated with zinnias are thoughts of absent friends, lasting affection, constancy, goodness and daily remembrance. Zinnias are the state flower of Indiana.

Zinnias thrive in hot climates and will not grow in cool weather. The seeds need to be sown in mid-April, but not earlier. Zinnias should not be over watered and do not like mildew. A wonderful feature of zinnias is that the flowers that open first stay fresh as new flowers open and begin to bloom.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Learn How To Preserve Your Flower Bouquets So They Will Last Longer

Fresh flower bouquets make a room smell fresher and look brighter. Flowers are a nice way to brighten up someone's mood also. Whether ill or just down in the dumps, flowers can quickly lift spirits.
Birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions are made better with fresh flowers. Although we wish they could last forever fresh flowers will wither and die.

Learning how to preserve flowers is a great way to keep those beautiful bouquets lasting longer. It is not terribly difficult, with a bit of time and patience you will have a lasting bouquet for years to come.
To preserve your flowers the only ingredient you need is a bottle of aerosol hairspray. To begin simply gather your flowers and spray with hairspray before they begin to die. If you wait until they die the color will be gone and you can't bring it back.

Next just find a cool, dry and dark place such as a basement or closet and hang the flowers upside down until they dry. It may take a few days to dry but be patient. If you try to arrange them too soon you will damage the flower petals and possible the entire flower. Once they are completely dry you can arrange them in a vase or however you wish. Your flowers will stay beautiful for years to come. Just keep in mind they are very fragile and will break easily when handled.

Another popular method for long lasting flowers is to preserve them by pressing. Using some wax paper or paper towels place flowers in between them and put them in a book. The easiest way is to put more books on top or some thing heavy. The flowers should stay there for a while just remember to check them every few days. After a week or so the flowers will be pressed flat. You can then use them as decoration in picture frames, scrapbooks or albums. You can laminate some of them with a picture from the special occasion and make a beautiful bookmark.
There are so many different ideas to use them in such as when making cement stepping stones for your garden. Cut the bottom 6 inches of a five gallon bucket off. Line the bottom piece you cut away with wax paper, and then pour instant cement into the wax paper. Let it set partway and then sprinkle the flowers onto the cement. Let it dry the rest of the way. When the cement is completely dry take it out of the bucket and peel away the wax paper. Now you have a permanent stepping stone for your garden.
If you do not want to preserve the flowers yourself you can take them to a florist and for a small fee they will do it for you. Any way you choose to preserve your flowers will leave you a lasting treasure to share with future generations.

Flower Arrangements Info

Flower arrangements have been used for hundreds of years in order to celebrate certain occasions, either symbolizing sadness or happiness, depending on what the situation called for. A tradition kept for countless years, flowers are developing more and more into a fruitful business, as they are gathering more and more clients on a yearly basis. If you take a moment to think about it, you can see these changes yourself if you happen to walk by some church on your way to work and you happen to see some church flowers mounted right at the front door. Did you happen to see that hey are becoming larger and more complicated with each year that passes?

Church flowers are used generally to honor a special occasion like a church celebration, or the religious part of a wedding. There are even contests organized in the United States of America, that offer prizes to the best church flowers, made by different organizations or by simple folk like you and me. In the same manner as church flower arrangements are used to celebrate a happy event, they can be used for those less fortunate moments, such as funerals, in order to symbolize respect for the deceased and also sadness towards the one that will no longer be with his family and friends. It is said that the larger the flower arrangement, the more he will be missed and the more important he was to the person giving the flower arrangement.

However flowers are generally connected to happiness so I say we talk a bit about bridal flowers. I can honestly say that women are simply not happy about the wedding, unless the flowers at the wedding look simply amazing and they fit the ceremony in the perfect way. This is why companies that are focused on flower arrangements are making a fortune these days, as wedding are becoming more and more complicated with each occasion that passes.

For those that have a smaller pocket however, or feel that having such a large number of flowers at a festivity is simply a waste, there is always the option of silk flower arrangements. They are not natural and they will not give out any odor whatsoever, however they are significantly cheaper than the natural flower arrangements, they will last a lot longer, they are definitely more resilient and the best thing is that you can later on use them again.

How to Choose a Flower Delivery Shop

Flowers represent different kinds of feelings and emotions. Every type of flower has a special meaning that is conveyed to the receiver. Moreover, since flowers have a wide variety of colors and shades, certain emotions are associated to particular types of flowers. Thus, these are probably some of the reasons why flowers are used whenever one wants to send a message to another person. Consequently, sending flowers must be very effective because most people would rather have flowers than anything else.

There are many occasions in which flowers are very important. These can be joyful moments such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and graduations; or these could be sad moments like death and funerals. Whatever the occasion may be, there are always specific types of flowers that could appropriately represent the emotion that a certain person is feeling.
While flowers have various meanings in different parts of the world, there are those which are used universally to manifest blissfulness, sorrow, love, remorse, and victory. Although not very many people know about the particular meanings of flowers, just the sight of the flowers alone make these people feel that they are special, and that somebody out there is thinking about them.
Unfortunately though, not everyone has the time, or the skill to arrange flowers for special occasions. Aside from the fact that creating flower arrangements is not that easy at all; it requires special skills and the right attitude. Thus, in order to ensure that the flowers are perfectly arranged for specific occasions,
it is most advisable to seek the services of florists and flower shops.
Flowers shops practically proliferate in most major cities, where many people reside, visit, and stay. One of the busiest and largest cities in England is Liverpool. Liverpool is a metropolitan district that caters to a population of more than 800, 000. With a city this big, flower shops are located in almost all corners, most especially that the English people are known to be expressive and romantic. Therefore, if you ever need flower arrangements for any type of occasion in Liverpool, you can always check out the flower shops that they have there.
However, choosing the perfect flower shop may be a little difficult with the wide variety of choices around. As such, it is important to solicit for the best services and the best price. Doing this literally may be very taxing since there are a lot of florists in Liverpool. However, if you search for florists online, the job can be convenient and easy.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

How to Transfer Rose Plants

There are various reasons why you want to transfer your rose plant. One of the reasons is that maybe the former area or spot is not suited for the plant. Another thing is that maybe you want to use the area for your house extension or for some renovations in your garden, and you want to transfer your roses in the best area possible. But before digging and pulling your rose plant off the ground, you must bear in mind several important things.
The first thing you do is to be ready with the place where you intend to transfer your rose. Be very sure that the root ball of your rose plant is not exposed to heat of the sun as it's important that its moisture is maintained. If travel is needed for its transfer then you have use a 'damp piece of burlap' as covering for the roots. It's wise that one day before moving your rose you have to water it well - as water is your best weapon for your success in transplanting. Don't attempt to transplant a somewhat dry and almost wilting rose or any plant maybe because there is no chance for it to survive. Enough water can help greatly on the demands on the roots during the process of transplanting. From its roots water is then absorbed by the rose plant and it can surely sustain its life even after the transplant.
As you dig the rose plant out from the ground, the root ball must be taken fully and with care that you don't break the extended roots. Usually, there is this healthy growth of your rose plant from its top structure - you don't have to prune it as this growth is needed for the plant to produce sugar. We have also encountered that after transplanting; the plant tips starts to wilt - what you have to do is just to water it some more and prune the tips so it can survive.
The next wise thing to do is to put about one full cup of 'bone meal' to the hole where you will transfer your rose plant. Then you have to set your rose plant about one inch higher from the ground because there is that tendency that it will settle in the hole about also one inch below ground level. During this last step of transplanting, water your rose and after it has settled, there is a possibility of 'air pockets' for your rose plant - to eliminate this just press on the plant slightly starting from its base.
Most, if not all, rose growers as well as enthusiasts would say that it is not good to transplant or move rose plant during the growing season maybe for many reasons. They would say that if you plan to transfer your rose you have to wait for the dormant season - this is when roses are not growing and the risk of shock for them is less. And also, roses are pruned annually, so it's much easy to move them as they are smaller. But, just follow the steps we mentioned here and being prepared and with enough water then you're on your way to a successful transplant anytime.

Growing Climbing Roses Makes a Beautiful Rose Garden

Growing climbing roses can be an interesting experience for any gardener looking for a new project. Having roses in your garden will not only give your home an elegant touch but you will also be able to benefit from the wonderful aroma- therapeutic smells of roses and health benefits from the petals of the plant. Many people enjoy using these specific types of roses in vertical gardens. But do not confuse the name of these roses with vines because climbing roses do not actually support their own weight. They use vertical space to latch onto and support their weight by growing onto it.

Growing Roses and Types of Climbing Roses
A great place to have your climbing rose to grow on is an arbor or on a trellis. Nevertheless, be creative with your rose garden designs. These types of roses can also grow onto a variety of other places such as on columns or pillars, fences or a garden shed. You can decorate anything you have in your garden to hide their real structure with beautiful and elegant roses. Climbing roses come in a wide variety that will always come back to bloom the following season. Some of the most common types of climbing roses are climbing grandifloras, climbing polyanthus, climbing tea roses, climbing floribundas and climbing hybrid teas.

Factors to Keep in Mind While Planting
Planting these roses can be very simple but you should have a few facts in mind. You cannot just plant the flower carelessly and without good thought. If this happens, then you may not be able to enjoy these flowers to the maximum and they may not return or have a long life span. These flowers can grow rapidly so make sure that you have a designated space for all of them. The roots need to expand so you cannot plant rose bushes to close together either. Keep in mind how many plants you want to plant and how large your garden is.

Roses need lots of sunlight so where ever you want to plant these flowers, make sure that the rose bush is receiving at least four to six hours of direct sunlight each day. If you are going to decorate a certain trellis or pillar, you should have the plans all mapped out as to how you would like to go about growing the plant onto the garden structure.

Details About Climbing Roses
Climbing roses that are very well maintained can grow up to 30 feet tall, which is very incredible and can look luxurious when creeping up a beautiful trellis. However, the size of the plant is usually determined by the species. The Climbing Cecile Brunner rose plant can grow up to 30 feet tall while the Westerland Rose climbing plant can only grow about 7 feet in the air. Depending on how tall you need or would like your beautiful rose plant to grow, you may want to choose the right type of species of plant for its growing requirements.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Meaning of a Single Rose

Many feelings can be expressed by flowers, and this non-verbal language is very popular nowadays. Each one of us has sent at least one message to someone with the help of a flower. Sometimes whole conversations between two lovers are spoken through flowers.
The most meaningful flower of all is considered to be the red rose. A single red rose is now usually used to send a message of love. There are also many messages that can be sent through single roses, like :

-a single white rose is used by someone that wants to say 'I'm sorry' to his/her significant other. It also has some other meanings. Since medieval times white roses are considered to be a symbol of light, purity and innocence, so sending a single white rose may also mean that you consider that person to be pure, or that your love is very

-a single yellow rose expresses happiness and love. Sending a single yellow rose to your half means that you are happy with your love and relationship. But be careful because single white roses have two meanings! They can also express jealousy, so sending someone one can mean that you are jealous. The best thing to do is to attach a note to the rose, explaining exactly what you mean.

a single peach rose is used to send a message of friendship to a best friend or even to a lover.

-a single purple rose expresses beauty. So if you want to tell someone he/she is beautiful send him/her a single purple rose.
-a single pink rose is an elegant way of thanking someone because
this is what pink roses transmit: gratitude.

Finally, a single black rose says 'it is over'. This is a way of ending a relationship - sending a single black rose together with a note.

But, as mentioned before, the single red rose is considered to be the most beautiful and romantic. Even from the ancient roman times lovers give each other red roses. In those times, roses were the symbol of the roman goddess Venus, the goddess of love, so ever since then a single red rose clearly states 'I love you'.
Also the red rose petals are used to symbolize love, and to create a romantic atmosphere. They can be left to float in the bath tub, or simply spread throughout the house or near the fireplace. If your lover is away you can add some rose petals to your letters.
Red roses have been a continuos source of inspiration for artists everywhere and thousands of paintings and poems have been written inspired by roses or by a single red rose. It has been said that a single red rose speaks volumes, so choose the fines rose and send it to someone you love now.
Many feelings can be expressed by flowers, and this non-verbal language is very popular nowadays. Each one of us has sent at least one message to someone with the help of a flower. Sometimes whole conversations between two lovers are spoken through flowers.
The most meaningful flower of all is considered to be the red rose. A single red rose is now usually used to send a message of love. There are also many messages that can be sent through single roses, like : -a single white rose is used by someone that wants to say 'I'm sorry' to his/her significant other. It also has some other meanings. Since medieval times white roses are considered to be a symbol of light, purity and innocence, so sending a single white rose may also mean that you consider that person to be pure, or that your love is very pure. -a single yellow rose expresses happiness and love. Sending a single yellow rose to your half means that you are happy with your love and relationship. But be careful because single white roses have two meanings! They can also express jealousy, so sending someone one can mean that you

The Special Meaning of a Yellow Rose

The meaning of a yellow rose signifies strong feelings of pure joy, gladness, happiness and platonic friendship, in Germanic countries the meaning of a a yellow rose is different - they're used to convey jealousy.

Friendship is the main meaning of the yellow rose but it also signifies familiar love and domestic happiness. Yellow roses also symbolize fun and freedom.

Today, the yellow rose is used to embrace a new beginning, apologize or express sympathy, and to say, "remember me" , "I am sorry', or "I care." Yellow roses are appropriate for marking the beginning of a new life together or for starting all over again.

The Language of Flowers
The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography, was a Victorian-era method of communication. Floriograpghy, in which various flowers and floral arrangements were used to send coded messages, allowed individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. The meaning of the color of flowers was most commonly communicated through Tussie-Mussies (floral arrangements), a creative art form which continues today.
Though most popular in the Victorian period, the symbolic use of flowers dates back to antiquity. In Medieval and Renaissance culture flowers were often given moral meanings. This is most apparent in art in which saints are often depicted with flowers, symbolic of their virtues. Liana DeGirolami Cheney notes that "some of the Christian symbols for Virginity or Chastity are the white rose, the myrtle, a vessel or vase, the lily, and the unicorn"

Monday, October 11, 2010

Unusual Color Roses

Many gardeners find unusual colored roses of interest. One English rose breeder, le Grice, specialized in producing roses of unusual coloring of deep purple to tan and beige and nearly brown. Others have used his unique roses in their breeding. Rarely does a breeder get something of unusual color by accident. The roses  here are striking examples of unique coloring. Each would make a singular conversation piece in your garden

A truly wonderful and unusually colored rose.

For years hybridizers have tried to breed a black rose. The world renowned House of Meilland bred this one of a kind hybrid tea. 'Black Baccara was introduced as a florist rose for Valentine's Day in 2001. The blackest rose of them all. The velvety texture of the petals and unique color


From England comes this showy handpainted rose that has everything: well formed blooms of soft yellow that are splashed and flecked cherry-red, wonderful fragrance and disease resistancy. Repeat blooming and hardy zones

A unique rose that grown and admired for more than 25 years. Buds of soft apricot open into fully double blooms of soft, cool green (deeper green when grown in partial shade). The color of 'Green Ice' comes closer to a true green than any other rose.

A rose of unusual coloring. Smokey chocolate-orange. No other rose has this coloring.

It's that purple and very fragrant. A black, velvet purple rose with spice clove fragrance, like no other rose. Despite being a shrub, the compact rounded plant will lend itself to smaller spaces and enrich any landscape. Bright green leaves contrast nicely to the mysteriously colored flowers with showy yellow stamens. Big clusters give lots of color.

This rose has drawn more interest and requests. Traffic stopping blooms of dazzling orange striped with yellow. The medium to large blooms with a fruity fragrance are fully double and produced in clusters of 2 to 6 on a very strong growing, upright, disease resistant shrub rose plant with marvelous, mahogany-red new foliage that matures to lush deep-green. Winner of the British Rose Breeder's Award in 1993


Every bronzy beige and burnt orange bloom is perfect and looks like it was made of porcelain. Outstanding in every way

These small single blooms have a haunting beauty all their own resembling large primroses. The color of the stamens and the eye is a rich deep amber. Extending outward to cover almost half of the petal is a lovely shade of buttercup yellow that blends into a beautiful shade of satiny, candy pink. Small, in scale, dark-green foliage on a very compact and bushy plant. One of the most unusual colored of all roses.