before you present your sweetheart with a rosy
arrangement, consider the meaning of the following
handful of popular blooms:
-- Wildly popular on February 14, it's no secret
that roses are all about love. Just know that
the degree of love will be signaled by the color
red roses signal true love, while white roses
valiantly proclaim "I am worthy of you."
Meanwhile white rosebuds indicate girlhood,
while red ones signal purity and loveliness.
A blend of red and white rosebuds means unity,
while a cabbage rose stands for "ambassador
of love." Flirts should consider blush-colored
roses -- after all, they say "I'm available."
-- Perhaps you are trying to send someone the
signal that yours is an innocent love when you
send them an armful of these, because that's
the message the delicate white petals send.
-- Considered the flowers of the gladiators
of ancient Rome, these flowers convey sincerity
and devotion. Gladioli are available in soothing
colours like white and light pink, and often
sent to convey pleasant wishes.
-- A increasingly popular variety in India,
these flowers mean different things, depending
on their color; red carnations symbolize "beauty",
while white ones mean "worthiness."
-- If a knight in shining armor gets the door
for you, picks up the tab or does some other
sort of chivalrous deed, it wouldn't hurt to
give him a yellow daffodil or two to let him
know just how "gallant" you think