June Flower of the Month

by Rachael Priest on June 27, 2012

June brings us the onset of summer with its backyard barbecues, trips to the beach, and lazy days around the pool…if we’re lucky. It’s the month we celebrate Flag Day and Father’s Day. June is also an extremely popular month for weddings. It’s no wonder, then, that this month’s flower spotlight falls on the romantic rose.

What’s in a Name?

The rose has been written about in literature and music for nearly as long as recorded history it seems. Shakespeare penned one of the world’s most memorable references to this flower in his ever popular play, “Romeo and Juliet” when he suggested that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Of course, he was using this phrase as a parallel for the lovely Juliet. Bette Midler gave us the song “The Rose” in the late 1970s which became an instant hit and lives on today, more beloved than ever. Is there some human, emotional connection to the flower that makes us associate it so strongly with love? Perhaps it’s just that the unparalleled beauty of the rose seems the only natural description of the indescribable beauty of true love.

June Brides

June has long been a traditional month for marriage, going back several centuries. What is more interesting is that the term honeymoon is suggested to have come from a lunar name; June’s moon was once called the “Honey Moon.” While there are other theories for the origin of the term as well, this explanation seems to go along with the popularity of June nuptials. That, combined with the fact that roses are traditionally preferred flowers for weddings, may be why we now honor the rose as June’s flower of the Month.

The Meaning of Roses

It almost goes without saying that the red rose symbolizes feelings of deep love. But roses do grow in a variety of other colors as well, each with their own distinct meaning. White roses, for example, symbolize purity and innocence while yellow roses express feelings of friendship or caring. Red and white roses together are often used to convey a feeling of unity. Indeed, roses possess a language all their own. Sending roses to a person is a wonderful way to tell them how you feel without ever having to say a word.

If you’d like to add roses to your life, or to the life of someone you care about, then contact us at Buds ‘n Bows Flower Shop in Crawford, Ga. We keep roses in stock year round, usually in a variety of colors to match your sentiments. Give us a call at 706-743-5830 to learn more about using fresh flowers to brighten someone’s day, or to place your order.

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