“A poor man’s roses are a rich man’s gold….” Patsy Cline
Have you ever stopped to count the many captivating powers that a flower exudes? How many of us have received a rose, a single flower, or a bouquet of flowers and immediately our senses were stirred not only by feelings of romance, love and friendship but of how a particular flower may resemble us with its charm, stateliness, strength or delicacy?
A flower freshly blooming may reveal much about our inner beauty as our senses flair to its smell, its touch, and the warmth felt inside of being captivated by its magnificence; and if one listens very closely, a flower may appeal to us as though it is whispering sweet nothings in our ear. Perhaps, a pungent smell of a room full of roses may heighten our sense of taste as well.
There are times when the whisper of winds beckons to be lifted above concerns and while in deep thought, praying or when kneeling to pick a special flower, we see how it resembles us, transcending from a tiny, infant seed before it lovingly grew. I prefer to believe that we all have a special flower hidden within.
The many colors a rose may represent is almost endless with red roses being the expression of love and romance, a yellow rose projecting love and friendship, a pink rose may have various meanings, but the one that stands out the most is of being grateful and a white rose may express wishful thoughts and send love from a secret admirer.
When choosing a flower as a gift, consider the message you desire to communicate. Not only does a carnation represent fascination and divine love, but it is the birth flower for January. Every florist would have information to help send an appropriate expression.
With Mother’s Day being around the corner on May 12th, special care should be given if choosing a flower for your wife, partner or mother taking in consideration her preference of something very spectacular, a potted plant, a pink enchantment of flowers or a garden mixture of fresh-cut flowers. My mother had a special gift of working with rose bushes of every nature and they can live for many decades.
The choice of flowers in our vast and marvelous universe is endless. My special flower is a branching sunflower tree and sunflowers are second nature as they grow naturally in my yard. What is your special flower?