A Valentine’s Gift That’s A Cut Above The Rest

This Valentine’s Day, get yourself some roses that go a step beyond the usual in both color and container, and jazz up February 14th for someone special.

We tend to think of our romantic roses in one way only – a dozen long red stems rocketing from a simple vase – but there’s so much more variety in the floral landscape than that. V-Day roses, like so many things, have become modernized, and we here at Gordon Boswell are right in line with that trend.

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Send Them a Rose Bouquet for National Rose Month

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Roses are beloved throughout the world, and although you may think of the long-stemmed red variety when you hear “roses”, there are over 150 species and thousands of cultivars to choose from . Roses have been adored by royalty and their oil coveted by the socially elite. They have represented soldiers at war, and stood for passion and romance. This amazing flower can live for centuries, grow to astounding sizes, and still make a young girl smile and giggle. June is National Rose Month, and it is the perfect time to not only learn about this flower, but to send some roses to someone you love.

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Roses for the Month of June

rosesIs there anything more classic than a red rose? It is sophisticated and elegant and represents the purest of romantic love. A single red rose makes a dramatic statement, and a dozen red roses express deep affection and passion. There is no denying the power of a red rose – which is why on June 12th, America’s florists, botanists, and gardeners will celebrate Red Rose Day. Although not an official holiday, Red Rose Day is recognized as a simple was to simply appreciate one of the most prolific and beloved flowers on all the earth.

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Red Rose Day occurs in the middle of June, which is most appropriate given that roses are the month’s official birth flower. Unlike other flowers, roses do not have a meaning as a species; instead, each color of rose carries with it a special significance. Therefore, whoever is celebrating a birthday this June, there is likely a color of rose that will perfectly express your love for them. For instance, yellow flowers are the best blooms to give to your best friends, pink roses are sure to thank the older women in your life for their guidance, and orange roses will tell a new love relationship that you are excited about the future.

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White roses are symbolically the flowers of brides, and weddings are very popular in June. Therefore, the white rose will also be sold by the thousands in June. In fact, roses are so well established in our ceremonies and traditions that over 110 million of them will be sold this year, and a great majority of these will be sold in June based upon the occasions listed above. The beauty and the popularity of the rose is especially showcased this month, so be sure to stop into Gordon Boswell Flowers to discuss the rose that will best fit your needs.

Why Give Roses for June

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 2.59.41 PMEach month of the year features a variety of official symbols like gemstones, flowers, astrological signs, and even animals. For your friends and loved ones who have a birthday in June, you’ll want to get roses from Gordon Boswell since they’re the official flower of June.

Popular and Beautiful June Roses

Did you know there are more than 150 different species of roses? Although red tends to be the most popular color, they’ve been cultivated in a rainbow of different hues over the centuries. Any shade of rose is appropriate for a June birthday.

If your wife or significant other has a birthday in June, red roses are a perfect fit, but there are so many colors out there that you should be able to find a meaningful and colorful vase of roses for just about anyone.

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Colorful Rainbow Roses

History suggests that it was the ancient Romans who first started celebrating birthdays by using flowers. For centuries, flowers were used mainly as decorations, but the Romans got creative and began offering them as gifts.

In ancient Rome, it was pretty difficult to find flowers if they weren’t in season, so the flowers chosen for each season were the ones that were in bloom that month. Lucky people with a birthday in June got roses as their official flower.

Neat Facts About Roses

One of the fascinating features of the rose is its thorns. When you purchase roses from a flower shop, all the thorns have been removed, but if you’ve ever touched a rose bush in a garden, you’ve probably seen the prickly thorns sticking out from the stems.

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Dozen Pink Roses

Cultivators have managed to create thorn-free roses, but scientists aren’t in total agreement as to why roses developed thorns in the first place. Some scientists have said the thorns are for protection; however, some roses with hook-shaped thorns actually have them to facilitate climbing!

Isn’t it fascinating that a flower with such a deadly feature has become the ultimate symbol of love?

When you choose to give elegant roses as your birthday gift, you don’t have to wander around the store for hours, wondering what to buy. Flowers are easy, beautiful, and fun to give! If you have a friend with a June birthday, order a stem, vase, or bouquet of roses to celebrate.