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Roses are Red, and Sometimes Pink

Selecting the right flowers for your sweetie is important. Here's a hint: roses are usually a good idea.

While some people go all out for Valentine's Day, all you really need is a box of good chocolate and a bottle or two of wine to keep many women happy. But Valentine's Day is on a Tuesday, which means that all the other women in her office will be receiving bouquets of flowers at their desks. So, even women who aren't big fans of Valentine's Day (such as this writer), always liked receiving flowers at the office.

There are plenty of places in town to buy flowers. Here's our listing of florists in Plymouth.

According to ProFlowers.com the color of your roses is important. Give your girlfriend yellow roses might seem like a good idea if her favorite color is yellow, but not if you want to keep her as a girlfriend.

Here's a simple guide:

Red roses are the traditional symbol for love and romance. The red rose has long symbolized beauty and perfection. A dozen of long-stemmed red roses is a non-so-sublte way of saying "I love you."

Pink roses are a symbol of grace and elegance, the pink rose is often given as an expression of admiration. Pink roses can also convey appreciation as well as joyfulness. Pink rose bouquets often impart a gentler meaning than their red counterparts. Give these to your daughter or mom and she'll be very happy.

The bright, sunny color of yellow roses evokes a feeling of warmth and happiness. The warm feelings associated with the yellow rose are often akin to those shared with a true friend. As such, the yellow rose is an ideal symbol for joy and friendship. Yellow roses say "These are for you, buddy."

White roses represent innocence and purity and are traditionally associated with marriages and new beginnings. The white rose is also a symbol of honor and reverence, and white rose arrangements are often used as an expression of remembrance. White roses say "You're too good for me."

With their blazing energy, orange roses are the embodiment of desire and enthusiasm. Orange roses often symbolize passion and excitement and are an expression of fervent romance. These roses say "I'm hot for you."

Lavender roses are a symbol of enchantment. The lavender rose is also traditionally used to express feelings of love at first sight. Lavender roses say "I've got a huge unrequited crush on you."

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