How Did Roses Become a Symbol of Love?

Posted: January 25th, 2017

Everyone knows that one of the most traditional ways to say “I love you” is with bright red roses, but how did this combination of color and flower become the romantic floral choice?

RosesIn Greek mythology, the goddess of love, Aphrodite, was often depicted with roses around her head, neck or feet, as Whats-Your-Sign.com notes. Later, upon the death of her lover, Adonis, his spilled blood created a pool from which a rosebush grew, with the crimson red of the blood combining with the immortality of love in the form of a rose.

In later times, the association continued. Shakespeare integrated red roses into his works as symbols of love and desire, and in the 18th century, lovers used red roses to communicate with one another. Scottish poet Robert Burns – whose is celebrated today, Jan. 25, on his birthday, as RobertBurns.org reports – famously wrote the poem A Red, Red Rose, which opens by comparing his love to a red rose. It is concerned to be one of the more romantic pieces of the centuries, and one of the many times throughout the ages when roses and the color red flourished to life as a symbol of love.

With Valentine’s Day just a few short weeks away, it is not too soon to start looking into floral gifts for your special someone. From a single red rose to a whole bouquet, at Cole’s Flowers we have a full selection of roses to suit your needs for the romantic holiday. We also carry a variety of other arrangement carefully put together to help you celebrate love this Valentine’s Day. Let us help you find the perfect way to show that special someone in your life how much you care by calling Cole’s Flowers today at 802-388-4003.

Best Types of Flowers for Mother’s Day

Posted: April 14th, 2016

Finding the perfect floral arrangement for mom can be a bit of a search. Of course, you want the very best for her, but you are also looking for something that’s both unique and affordable. Cole’s Flowers simplifies your Mother’s Day gift hunt by offering a wide array of one-of-a-kind floral arrangements to make your mom’s special day brighter. Looking for the best flower type for Mother’s Day? No problem! See our top three favorites to celebrate Mom.

 

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If your mom is a “classic” lady, an arrangement of roses is the ideal floral display to represent her personality and show your love. Sophisticated and simple, Cole’s Flowers’ Rose Lovers Bouquet arranges peach, pink and red roses in a clear, round vase – perfect for the woman with an eye for beauty. Plus you can choose from three different sizes to accommodate your budget.

 

Lilies

 

The perfect springtime flower, treating your mom to a floral arrangement featuring lilies for Mother’s Day is sure to bring her joy. Send her the Touch Her Heart Arrangement or the Supremely Lovely Floral Arrangement from Cole’s Flowers, both of which include lilies in the bouquets. Add a balloon, chocolates or stuffed animal to the arrangement for a little something extra to sweeten her day.

 

Lavender

 

For the mom who is calm and soothing – or needs an infusion of calm and soothing in her life – a bouquet with lavender is a lovely gift option for Mother’s Day. Not only is lavender breathtaking and beautiful, its fragrance is delightful and provides a sense of tranquility. Buy Mom the Exquisite! Arrangement from Cole’s Flowers and treat her to an arrangement of lavender, roses and more. She will surely love featuring this purple and white floral bouquet in her kitchen for everyone to see.

 

The visionary florists at Cole’s Flowers can bring a Mother’s Day bouquet to life, making this year’s floral arrangement one mom will always remember. You can rely on Cole’s Flowers to create a masterpiece including fresh, signature flowers that look and smell beautiful. Mother’s Day is coming up fast – less than a month away! – so place your order online now and schedule it for Mother’s Day delivery or call us at 802-388-4003 for personalized service and help choosing the perfect flowers for Mom.