There may be no more enduring and prolific symbol of love and beauty in our culture than the red rose. This flower makes appearances in literature, mythology, history, and poetry. It all began in the annals of the Greek and Roman society when both Aphrodite and Venus – goddesses of love in their respective cultures – were portrayed holding red roses. Early Christians tied the red rose to the suffering of Mary, and centuries later, Shakespeare made the rose a key player in his writings. To this day, the red rose is a singular representation of love, beauty, and passion.
On June 12, Red Rose Day will be celebrated by flower lovers everywhere. Although not an official holiday, this day is recognized by those who have a special place in their heart for this most emblematic of blooms. But in June, there is even more reason to send the classic rose to those you love – a rose of any color is the official birth flower of June! Therefore, the rose is the perfect flower to send this month to celebrate love, an anniversary, birthday, friendship, or just because!
While red roses are given only to those we love with deep passion, roses of other hues have equally meaningful connotations. A yellow rose is symbolic of friendship and loyalty and makes a great birthday bouquet for your best friend, or a colleague who always has your back. Pink roses have long been known to express deep gratitude and are ideal to send to mothers, mentors and those whose love and support have shaped your life.
Whatever the occasion or color of rose, our designers here at Mission Viejo Florist are here to help you choose the most beautiful flowers for your gift arrangement.