Roses are in and the arrangements are being readied for Valentine's Day at The Blossom Shoppe.
If you want to give flowers on Valentine's Day, red roses are a traditional favorite.
Roses and their color have always carried special meanings. Different colors have different meanings.
Valentine's Day is on Thursday and many of us will exchange gifts. Some of those gifts will include flowers, particularly roses. Roses and their color have always carried special meanings. Different colors have different meanings. The News On 6's Rick Wells reports if you give roses other than red, be sure you know what message you're sending.
The story's the same at every florist: the roses are in and the arrangements are being readied for Valentine's Day.
"The gift of flowers tells you someone loves you today," said Mary Wilkins with The Blossom Shoppe.
But, if the flowers are roses, the color can carry an additional message. Pink is a good thank you color. Yellow is great for sending congratulations to graduates, newlyweds, new moms, or of course, anyone from Texas. The lavender ones carry an enchantment, love at first sight kind of message. And white roses symbolize truth and innocence.
"If you have a red rose and a white rose together that means... I can't remember now if it's we will never part of I never want to see you again," said Wilkins.
After looking it up, a red and white rose together symbolizes unity.
Of course flowers are not necessary. Online Dating Magazine says cards are actually the biggest love message carrier on Valentine's Day. Others give stuffed animals or candy.
But, if you want to give flowers on Valentine's Day, red roses are a traditional favorite.
"The traditional ladies love the red ones," said Wilkins. "It's hard to beat red roses."
The message of red roses is simple: love and respect.