Roses are Red
In my other life, I’m an English teacher. Please allow me a moment with Robert Burns.
O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.
So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.
Roses are a timeless classic. Did you know that rose hips are rich in vitamin C? Not only are roses a symbol of love, but they are good for your immune system. From the War of the Roses, Juliet’s balcony speech (a rose by any other name would smell as sweet), Burns’ simile exploring love right through to modern St Valentine’s celebrations, roses are uniquely placed to say what is sometimes tricky to say: I love you. Actually, I’m pretty sure that's not what the War of the Roses wanted to say, but I’ll leave that to a History teacher!
Our roses take love a step further. Fresh roses wilt and fade. The stems will turn to mush in water eventually, and at some point, they get thrown away. Don’t let that become a metaphor for your love! Stems roses last forever. They can be reinvented, recombined and reworked in every season and in every corner of your home, making them the perfect gift for your one true love. Better yet, the perfect gift for yourself. Roses say, ‘I love you’ and who better to reassure and praise than yourself in the middle of the toughest 12 months we’ve faced in our lifetime. Treat yourself or someone else with these stunning red and mulberry blooms-red enough to show your feelings, mulberry enough to add depth, character and a moody brilliance to the bouquet allowing them to look ‘not too Valentine-y’ when the glow of February 14th is long gone.
In any case, spend a moment looking at these stunning examples of our roses and treat yourself to something you love this February. x
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