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Friday, February 25, 2011

Rose to the Occasion. . .

Filed under: Romantic Tips!,Video — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Tonight – man or woman – if you are in a relationship, how about surprising your partner with a single long-stem red rose bud? Followed – of course – by a warm hug.

And. . . give your sweetheart this rose bud for no reason other than to express love. Giving someone the gift of love does not have to be for a special occasion.

A red rose bud means, “I love you!”

Choose the single rose bud carefully. Smell all your options. Look at the petals for signs of fading, browning or simple imbalance. Check the petals. Make sure that they have no bruises and show no signs of being crushed. Detect the foliage and leaves. They should be as green as possible and show no sign of wither.

Find the most perfect single red rose bud and your partner will know how much time and energy you spent by your careful selection.

Always pick a bud, never a rose, because an opened rose will fade very quickly and die within a day or two. The firmer the rose bud, the fuller and fresher the rose will be when it opens.

Some stores that sell roses will provide you a with a packet of preserving powder to add to your flower’s water to keep it fresh longer. Be sure the rose bud you buy has a tiny water container on the end of the stem.

Lightly mist the petals with water so that the rose bud will stay fresh until you give it. Cut flowers are plants without roots. That means the only food they have is the sugar stored in the leaves and stems. This sugar is produced during the daylight hours. That means you make your flowers last longer if you supply them with extra food.

A single rose stands for simplicity. It’s the traditional symbol for love and romance; love that is deep and eternal, the stuff that romance novels are written about. In full bloom, it means “I love you” and a bouquet of roses in full bloom signifies gratitude. Their scent and their color are an almost irreplaceable element of your romantic fervor.

Everyone knows that a red rose is a symbol for love but did you know that when you give a bouquet of red roses, it signals unity?

“The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.” ~ Heda Bejar

BONUS Article:Your How-to Guide for Cut Flowers


Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and a nondenominational minister. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.

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