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23 Jul 2021

By Steve Jacobson

rosesThe official birth flower of June is the rose. Throughout the year, roses are used to say 'I love you' or 'I'm sorry,' but this month, roses represent celebration! Depending on your relationship with the recipient, an appropriate color of rose can convey a personalized message. Assigning meaning to flowers was an idea that originated in the Middle East thousands of years ago when women used flowers to communicate when they were otherwise not allowed to speak. The tradition of exchanging flowers as a means of communication came to Europe during the Victorian Era and was often used in high society. Today, roses still carry the air of a special occasion; they still generally mark occasions that are important to us.


Fittingly, Red Rose Day is also celebrated in June, and this year is observed on June 12th. Although this day is not an official holiday, the recognition of the red rose is a treasured one for botanists and gardeners across the country. Roses are undeniably cherished, and the red rose is the reigning queen of the species ' not only because of its significance in love and romance but for the singular and rare beauty that a red rose exhibits.

rosesAnother link between June and roses is connected to weddings. White is considered the quintessential bridal flower, representing purity and innocence; and June is the most popular month for weddings. So not only are roses sent for birthdays in June and celebrated on Red Rose Day, but they also are purchased by the thousands for summer nuptials. There is no denying that the rose is an integrated part of our lives and traditions here in Los Angeles, especially in June. French Florist is ready to help you to acquire all the roses you need this and every month.


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