“The rose sweet scent is enough,
You do not need to break them.
And whoever is content with the scent,
His thorn will not sting.”
Friedrich of Bodenstedt
Roses are the only garden flowers that have been moving millions of people around the world for centuries. Quite rightly the rose is the undisputed favorite among the ornamental plants in the garden and was still called”The Queen of Flowers”in ancient Greece. They all impress with finely shaped petals, which are dyed from white and delicate pink to orange and wine red to violet. Its delicate scent has a fruity note and always a bit dazzling. Or let the soul dangle… The queen of the flowers can withstand the cold and the heat, thrive just as well in the garden or decorate terraces and balconies, parks and courtyards from May onwards. But how and where did the beauty come to us? The rose fascinates by its unique beauty and delights the senses with its delicate fragrance. As garden decorations or room decorations the beautiful roses are always a real view inside or outside. They grow wildly and cultivated, as a bush or climbing plant and have charmed the people from old times. Throughout the centuries the rose has been the true symbol of love, innocence and vitality, and is often given away to beloved people on various occasions. For a rose says more than a thousand words…. Their unique beauty was praised by poets and immortalized by artists. For this garden flower symbolizes romantic feelings, it is the freshness in the garden and the undisputed proof of the perfection of nature! Statistics show that more than 30000 Rosensorten are now known.
The queen of flowers should not be lacking in any garden
The history of the rose
We must really look deeply into the history and look for the ancestors of today’s garden beauty in ancient times. Covered with myths and legends, the Rose has passed through the millennium. Fossil findings indicate that roses existed 25-30 million years ago on earth.
The first historical evidence for the existence of this flower can be found in Knossospalast on Crete, where the remains of 1600 BC. To be dated. The Egyptian queen Cleopatra discovered the seduction of the roses and used them to entice her lover Marcus Antonius in the first night of love and to bind her to herself. Not only in antiquity was the rose a popular flower. In the Middle Ages, it was also widespread in Germany and also appreciated as a medicinal plant. After Karl the Great had written a Landgutverordnung for the cultivation of fruit, vegetable, ornamental and medicinal plants in 794, the rose was cultivated in many places all over Germany, including in private gardens. Thus one began to discover their healing power and continue to breed this beautiful flower. The crucifixes should have brought the Rosa damascena from the Orient to Europe, about 1570. Ten years later, the yellow rose (Rosa lutea) was introduced from Asia Minor to various western countries. In Holland the flower trade flourished at this time. Only two centuries later the Chinese rose and tea rose came to Europe. Since that time numerous Rosensorten are constantly at home with us here. In ancient Athens, the rose of the Greek goddess Aphrodite was consecrated. Both great classics of the Greek literature of that time Homer and Herodotus reported on roses and their natural beauty. The ancient Greeks discovered the charm and fragrance of the roses and the Greek poetess Sappho gave her in 600 BC. The name”queen of flowers”. The Greek lyric poet Anakreon (500 J BC) sang this magical flower in his ode to the rose. In ancient Rome, the cultivation continued. There the rose of the goddess Venus was consecrated and used for the perfume production. It was one of the luxury goods of the time.
Do you have a hand for roses?
Symbolism of roses
Everything started with the wild rose. In the course of its dissemination history from China over the Middle East to Europe, the flower has always been cultivated and cultivated; new flower varieties have been created by intersections, so that their diversity is now almost unmanageable. However, nowadays about 30,000 rosens are officially known. In the course of the time since the emergence of the first roses in China, a symbolic meaning has developed which always accompanies these beautiful flowers. From simple food to medicines, the rose transformed and established itself as the best known symbol of love. Today the queen of flowers is a synonym for beauty and grace. We also associate them with devotion, happiness, innocence and passion. Therefore, a bouquet of roses is always a nice surprise for our beloved people, because the roses speak for themselves and can say more than a thousand words…. So that you can not make a mistake with a fragrant bouquet of roses, let us reveal further secrets from the symbolism of these beauties.
Our tip : Be careful when choosing a bouquet of roses! Because the color of the roses plays the decisive role for their symbolism, not the Rosensorte!
– White roses Are delicate creations of nature, symbolizing innocence and a new beginning. It is still associated with loyalty, purity and renunciation. Often, white roses are a successful expression of supreme admiration and insatiable longing. In many nations, they also symbolize the farewell, so they are put to the grave in the event of death.
– Yellow roses Have a rather negative symbolism. Feelings such as envy, infidelity and jealousy are associated with this. Yellow roses can also express problems in the relationship or partnership. Be forewarned and rather careful when buying yellow roses!
– Orange roses Symbolize happiness, hope and happiness. The orange garden beauty is also a true admiration and good partnership!
– Pink Roses Symbolize youth, beauty, they stand for respect and gratitude.
– Red roses Symbolize true love, romance and passion. There could be no misunderstanding here, because everyone clearly understands the color symbolism and the language of the red roses.
Keep an eye out for the beauty of the roses when you buy a beautiful bouquet of roses. Your gesture is correctly interpreted 100!
The color diversity of the roses is almost unmanageable
If we have aroused your curiosity with our brief report on the origin and symbolism of the roses, you can find out more about the individual Rosensorten and their care in our next article.
Three roses I send you………..
As the roses bloom, your happiness also flourishes
And when you see roses, think back to me…