A Rose By Any Other Color Won't Mean The Same Thing
Mahwah florist breaks down the meanings of different colors of roses
Whether giving or receiving flowers Monday, Valentine’s Day is “one of the biggest floral holidays of the year,” according to the owner of Bob’s Flower Shoppe on E. Ramapo Ave. in Mahwah.
Bob, who has owned and operated this family business since 1977, says “the weekend leading up to the big day is busy, but this holiday is really all about that day itself, so I call in family, friends, basically everyone I know to help with arrangements and deliveries.”
Because many of Bob’s Valentine’s Day customers are unsure about which flowers are appropriate for the various relationships being celebrated today, the shop has a guide for customers to follow.
“They all mean something,” he explained. “The meaning is important, especially on Valentine’s Day.
According to Bob’s Flower Shoppe, the following rose colors have these meanings:
Red - Love, Respect, Courage
Pink - Gratitude/Appreciation and Grace
White - Purity, Innocence, and Reverence
Yellow - Friendship, Joy, and Gladness
Orange - Desire and Enthusiasm
Peach - Passion and Excitement
Lavender - Enchantment and Love at First Sight
Mixed Pastels - Sociability and Friendship
Black Magic - Dreams of Passion and Romance
Red and White - Unity
Two Roses Together - Engagement or Coming Marriage