“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” ~William Shakespeare
According to the Victorian language of the flowers pink roses speak of adoration, loyalty, gratitude, grace, admiration, joy, and strength. While we often select red ones for love, pink roses are a perfect token of a gentleman’s love for his lady.
Besides the fact they were my mom’s favorite flower, here are few fun facts about pink roses:
~They are one of the oldest known present-day roses.
~China’s Imperial Rose Garden featured pink roses 5,000 years ago.
~Every shade of pink roses has a different meaning.
The protagonist in Tangled Promises receives a much different bouquet of flowers from the man courting her. Do you know the language of the flowers? What is one flower you would not appreciate receiving from the one who claims to love you? If you would like to learn more about the language of the flowers, here’s a list of flowers and their meanings. You’ll have to wait until Tangled Promises is published to learn which ones Clara received.
In my devotional book, The Essence of Joy: Filling Your Heart with the Aromas of Jesus’ Nativity, I researched the Biblical era roses. The varieties I learned were closest are Rosa damascena and Rosa phoenicia. Both are pink roses. Jesus is often referred to as our Christmas Rose. A fitting description for The One whose life perfectly defined adoration, loyalty, gratitude, grace, admiration, joy, strength, and so much more. Wonder if my mom knew that?