Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Why this colour ?

It has been brought to my attention that I have not done a post on roses for a while, so this is for you.

Roses come in a variety of colours and each colour (and sometimes shade) has different symbolism. I have selected a few of the commoner rose colours as an aid for you to interpret the meaning behind the roses he brings to you.
When he brings you white roses, I suggest caution; he could be wanting to place you on a pedestal because white roses symbolise innocence, purity, secrecy, friendship, reverence and humility.

The white rose was also a symbol of the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Germany during WW 11 that carried out a leaflet campaign in opposition to the Nazi regime.

Red roses are no brainer. We know the symbolism since the high street florists and card makers have crammed it down our throats, especially on St. Valentine's Day. Love, love and more love. Some shades symbolise passion and unending love. If he brings you any red rose - he is in love.
Pink roses come in a variety of shades and each shade has it's own meaning. You will have to decide which shade stands for what symbol. For instance one shade of pink symbolises grace and lesser feelings of love, another stands for gratitude and another still symbolises admiration and sympathy.
Yellow roses generally mean dying love or platonic love. In some countries, yellow roses could stand for jealousy and infidelity.
When he brings you yellow roses with red tips, be very afraid because it could mean that he might either be asking for your friendship or he is falling in love.

Purple roses
your favourite colour you will be pleased to note represents patience and trust and is reflective of faith and fasting, they symbolise opulence, enchantment. A rose of this colour simply confirms “I will always love and adore you.”

The blue rose does not grow in nature, I mean roses do not have the gene that produces blue pigment. So science lent a hand. First white roses were dyed blue and after 15 years of research and genetic engineering roses have been "given" the blue pigment producing gene.
The blue rose symbolises mystery.

There you are all educated now; give thanks to God for beauty and love.


Blogger MugwumpMom said...

I had no idea there were purple roses! Wow. I like the purple ones!
You have such knowledge of roses, what an interesting post. Enjoyed it. Thanks

9/06/2006 02:27:00 am  
Anonymous mama junkyard said...

The things you blog about always amaze me lakini I have two burning questions

(1) You keep mentioning 'he' as in when 'he gives you a X colour rose', kwani who has given Mshairi roses and which colour where they?

(2) How come Mshairi got a post of her own yet I am always asking you question about how things used to be in the days of yore and I have never got a post of my own?

9/06/2006 02:32:00 am  
Anonymous mocha! said...

mmmhhh...now I know!

Thanks Uaridi!!!

9/06/2006 09:42:00 am  
Anonymous mshairi said...

Gosh, I am honoured! I am truly edumacated now :)

I love white roses, and not so keen on red or pink roses. I think purple roses are simply divine but strangely, I have never received any...

Mama Junkyard - what can I say but this proverb: 'It is not with saying, "Honey," "Honey," that sweetness will come into the mouth'. Wacha wivu:)

9/06/2006 02:12:00 pm  
Anonymous Diane said...

Oh, there's meaning to each colour? I didn't know!

But what if he has a diffetrent interepretation of the colour? Say, he knows I like the colour blue. He gives me blue roses because he knows I'll love it, since it is blue. So in that case, does the meaning still stand?

9/06/2006 02:45:00 pm  
Blogger samuru999 said...

Very beautiful!
Thank you!

9/06/2006 05:47:00 pm  
Blogger Brother Jero (BJ) said...

Hey Auntie, This is a lovely post. Roses are beautiful and Ilove flowers. My mum was a florist and I grew up admiring flowers..

I love White, Red & Yellow roses...

Be good and enjoy.

9/06/2006 07:13:00 pm  
Blogger Stephen Bess said...

This is beautiful! I've never seen the blue ones. I didn't know the symbolism behind the others except red. Thanks sis!

9/06/2006 08:00:00 pm  
Blogger Όstalgia said...

are there black roses? i've heard of them but they are always shrouded in mystery. i never heard of the blue ones... thanks.

9/08/2006 11:29:00 am  
Blogger Brother Jero (BJ) said...

Hi auntie, check the picture... mmm. cold..

9/12/2006 01:52:00 pm  
Blogger modoathii said...

kinda reminds me of the day when i designated myself poet supreme and wrote for my cousin a poem to give to his new chick.

man, she cried. he got what he wanted. and as all soapy stories end, they split.

does a rose planted with manure become grose?

9/28/2006 03:27:00 pm  
Anonymous Beth thebazilE said...

What happens when a girl gives a guy a rose? I gave Dan a white one, I feel so stupid now.

Even though it is dead - do you think I can ask for it back?

10/20/2006 04:52:00 am  

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