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Roses; and lots of them ‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’ ( thanks Will)

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‘A rose by any other name would smell as sweet’

(William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliette)

There are 150 species of roses, and thousands of hybrids can be found in a variety of shapes and colors.

Now, I am a graphic artist and marvel at how many times I reach for my rose image to add to a custom design to convey a message.

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Soften a personal 80th Birthday invitation

Add purity to a wedding keepsake pillow

Or brighten a baby shower

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Do you want to use a rose to send a Message?

Below are 5 rose colors and their meanings.

  • Red roses symbolize love and romance

  • Pink roses symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy.

  • Orange roses symbolize enthusiasm and passion.

  • Yellow roses symbolize friendship.

  • White roses symbolize innocence and purity.

The Rose is ageless crossing centuries and continents.

The Rose is the national flower of England however it is an international shrub.

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From Spain and Canada to the United States and Mexico the rose appears in many forms.

Mexico ---- Since the 1880s, the red rose has been a symbol of socialism.

Spain ---- The Catalans in the north eastern of Spain have traditionally celebrated Saint George’s Day as the dia dels enamorats ("lovers' day"), on which lovers exchange blood-red roses.

Canada ---- In 1930, the wild rose or prickly rose was adopted as the official flower of the Canadian province of Albert.

USA ---- In 1986, the rose was adopted as the national floral emblem of the United States.

It is the state flower of five U.S. states.

  • Iowa

  • North Dakota

  • Georgia

  • New York

  • Oklahoma

The rose has inspired poetry

Appears in home décor

Fills many public parks

And its fragrance has inspired many a French perfume.

Its oils, pressed carefully from the petals, is one of the most

expensive essential oils in the world.

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The Rose is ageless crossing centuries and continents.

No wonder I pick a Rose so often.

Stop and smell the roses and enjoy the roses I have reached

for to populate my designs


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