of spring and beauty,
of completion and perfection.
It is a symbol of Love
and metamorphosis of passion.
I read that during the fifteenth century, the rose was used as a symbol for the factions fighting to control England. The white rose symbolized York, and the red rose symbolized Lancaster, as a result, the conflict became known as the “War of the Roses.”
During the 17th century roses were in such high demand that royalty considered roses or rose water as legal tender, and were often used as barter and for payments.
This 35 million year old flower is still one of the most popular ways to say “I love you” or express appreciation or congratulations. Its fan base is worldwide and I can’t imagine a day when roses won’t conjure up images of beauty and love, elegance and refinement. On the other hand, there is the Kevin Spacey movie ‘American Beauty’ where rose petals leave one with a creepy feeling … hmmm…These roses and more are allfor sale as greeting cards or prints ...