We all know that a way to a woman’s heart is through flowers (especially if you’re not dishing out for diamonds)
And we all pretty much know that sending roses is a much more intimate gesture than sending carnations.
But, now experts assure us that from type of flower to color, pungency, even the amount of flowers we send all reveal something very specific about our personality and relationship.
Shady Expressions: When it comes to flowers, roses especially, they have a language all their own, beginning with the statement the color you choose makes.
Red: This red-hot hue, declares boldly and loudly your red-hot love for the person you are sending them to. Overall, red roses represent love, passion, romance, courage, and beauty.
Pink: Simple and sweet, this hue conveys grace, elegance, refinement, gentility, and poetic romance. Dark pink roses however, say “thank you”. Light pink declares admiration and compassion.
Yellow: This mellow hue denotes friendship and is the most customary and recommended for friends, mothers, grads and/or newlyweds. However, be careful not to send them to someone you are passionately involved with, at least not alone, but rather combined with some other more romantic color. Remember yellow signifies joy, happiness, freedom, and fun. But, in some German-speaking countries, yellow can indicated jealousy and infidelity.
Peach: These are simply peachy keen and speak of appreciation, anticipation, sympathy, modesty, and optimism for the future.
Orange: These roses, much like red roses are bold and beautiful and bound to get noticed. Send Orange to convey wanted to get to know someone better, especially since they are known to rely a message of enthusiasm, desire and sometimes passion.
White: White is always right and often, historically speaking, just as popular as red roses. They communicate innocence, loyalty, unity, humility, sincerity, purity, secrecy, and silence.
Blue: These baby blues signify fantasy, hope, miracles, and new opportunities.
Purple: Sheer opulence is what purple roses are all about. They are most appropriate for relationships that want to progress slowly.
Assorted: A mélange of colors conveys a bit of what each has to offer and says, “You are everything to me”.
Scentsations: Tickle their fancy by tickling their nose and their sense of smell.
Solid: These buds have the strongest fragrance and include red, white, yellow, and pink blossoms.
Orange, peach and other exotically colored roses also offer a pungent aroma, just not quite as intense as other solids (named above). For an interesting scent try mixing some exotics and some solids.
Hybrid roses however, give up some of their scent for their visual appeal, and often include varieties that offer curled petals, varying sizes, and unique hues.
Finally, experts suggest refraining from spraying perfume on roses, and label it as a cheap alternative to the real thing, one most will notice.
We’ve Got Your Number: Knowing how many roses to send can help you count on getting the correct message through.
· A Single Rose: You are my one and only
· 2 Roses: (wired or tapered together) = impending proposal or wedding.
· 6 Roses: “I miss you”
· 7 Roses: Infatuation
· A Dozen roses: “I Love You”
· 18 Roses: “I’m Sorry”
· 50 Roses: Unconditional Love
It All In The Details: These little extras add extra emphasis to your message.
Thorns: Having thorns removes from roses implies you care (about the recipient).
Leaves: Represent hope; so make sure you leave them on.
Rosebuds: Symbolize beauty, purity, and youth
Allergies: Make sure the person you are sending flowers to isn’t allergic to them, otherwise you may want to consider silk varieties instead.
Finally, don’t forget the card expressing your sentiments via note or poem and perhaps how and why you made your selection. And, never hesitate to follow up with a phone call to reveal what you wanted the flowers to say and what’s on your heart.