What color of roses do you favor?

@arkaf61 (10882)
Canada
May 5, 2007 11:33pm CST
Today is my mom's birthday. Since she loves roses, and we are so far away from each other,I decided to buy her a bouquet online that will be delivered to her. Since I did the same with my daughter and I had already talked to them over the phone before I decided to do the same this time because I wanted to make sure they would deliver on Sunday. Everything went fine.. and then they asked me " And what color?" hmmmm personally I have no preference, really. Roses are not even my favorite flower. And then I had to think hard about what color my mom would prefer. I ended up choosing a mix of dark red and white roses. Hope she likes it, but I still have no idea of what I would choose myself :) What color of roses do you prefer? If you were to receive roses do you have a color preference at all? Is there any color that would make them look any less beautiful for you?
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• United States
6 May 07
Roses are my absolute favorite flower. i love them to pieces and to recieve them is really special to me. Red and black roses are my favorite, but black roses are incredibly hard to find. Most flower companies do not offer them. In fact, i don't think i have found one that does, because if i did, i would send them to a friend who loves them just as much as i do.
• United States
6 May 07
Black Rose - Black rose. Black roses are actually just very, very dark red roses. They are so beautiful.
i thought you might like to see a black rose. Black roses are actually ust very dark red roses. They are absolutely breath taking.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
Yet they do exist :) And they are beautiful. I don't think I found them anywhere yet either but I saw them - someone gave one to a friend of mine. Roses are not my favorite but are hight up there too.
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• United States
7 May 07
xfallenxlostx, thanks for the picture of the black rose. It is my favorite rose.
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@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
8 May 07
The yellow rose is my all time favorite. Red means love, yellow means friendship, pink means I like you. That's all I can remember. I wore a yellow tea rose corsage at my husband Senior year prom and carried a bouquet of yellow rosesw when I married him. He was and still is my best friend. Eveyone in my family knows my favorite flower is the yellow rose.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
8 May 07
I don't really have a favorite, at least not the same way you do. I favor red or white roses but I like all the other colors too. I never know which ones I like best LOL
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@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
8 May 07
Yellow Roses - image of an arrangement of yellow roses in a crystal vase.
Actually I am not really a cut flowers person ... I prefer live flowers. And of all the flowers there are on this planet, the yellow rose is my favorite and has been for many, many a year.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
8 May 07
OH those yellow roses in your picture look awesome:) I"m afraid that I prefer cut flowers and live plants, green plants. I love to see green plants on yards and gardens, but I'm not too excited about flowers in the same way. I like to see them in arrangements or bouquets. I know this sounds strange.. but hey, that's me :)
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@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
6 May 07
I love yellow roses.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
I like them too and they look really good with all the green around:)
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@calvin222 (1607)
• India
6 May 07
I like yellow roses and they signify friendship I think.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
I just avoided yellow because the old people back home used to associate yellow with the color of hunger. Now why they would associate it that way I don't know hehehe
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6 May 07
I love the yellow or pink roses the best! The smell of roses are so refreshing to come home to after being out for the day somewhere. besides roses I also love carnations, So I usually get a mixture of the flowers Lynn-Marie
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
I love carnations as well, specially the red and white ones - red and white again for me LOL
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@mohit1123 (564)
• India
6 May 07
Yellow. They really look beautifull
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
What I like more about the yellow ones is the effect with the green around them. Looks great:)
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@thefuture (1750)
• Nigeria
6 May 07
I prefer yellow roses and if am to recieve rose, I will prefer yellow. I love it so much. Thanks and have a nice day.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
Yes, yellow with the green around from the leafs looks so very beautiful!
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
6 May 07
White is my favorite, but it's partially because a specific person I loved very much used to send them to me. So now since white roses have that significance for me, I wouldn't really want to receive them as a gift, unless they were mixed with other colors. I know, I think too much. =p If someone were sending me roses, I would rather have a mix of colors. I like the red/pink or yellow/white bouquets a lot. I just think it's prettier to have contrast instead of just one color.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
For me it depends on the flower. With roses I like one color only, or two maximum. With certain flowers I like a mix of colors:)
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
7 May 07
I've noticed that many people do like to get just one color in a bouquet of roses. It's interesting, because most people also like many colors with other flowers! I wonder what makes roses different?
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
6 May 07
Awe, what a sweet person you are. I would love to get roses of any color. Each color is supposed to mean something but I'm not sure what. I remember that red means love and thats about it. But if I had to pick, I think I like the pink best with red following closly behind.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
6 May 07
LOL I"M like you... red means love and I stop there too hehe. Pink is nice too. I wonder if my mom would prefer pink... well nothing I can do now, red and white it is :)
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
6 May 07
I think she will like the red and white together. Moms usually love anything they get.
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@Ashgun (472)
7 May 07
Giving roses on special occasions is a popular tradition but you can make your gift more meaningful if you choose a color that conveys a specific message. You really love your mum a lot and i am sure if i gift my mum roses she will love it! I would prefer to gift my mum; a punch of 5roses with different colors attached with each of them a small card to let her know each meaning of each roses! red rose= convey a simple message: "I love you". Pale Pink Rose= connote grace, joy, gentility and gratitude. Deep Pink Roses= say "Thank you" and also express appreciation, admiration and sincerity White Roses= symbolize truth and innocence. Yellow Roses= symbolize friendship, joy, gladness and delight and also may have the saying of "Remember me"
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
I know that the colors have meanings but I never remember which ones LOL Thanks for posting them that way it will be easier to remember :)
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• India
7 May 07
i prefer you red, yellow and pink color rose bouquet for you lovely mother on there birthday and i also wish her happy birthday.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
Thank you :) MY mom indeed loved them and I'm so happy she did:)
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@nandans (1161)
• India
7 May 07
i love pink roses.. they are beautiful...
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
I never thought about them so much, but now I"m reaching the conclusion that all the colors are so beautiful that it's hard to choose LOL
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@mari123 (1862)
• China
7 May 07
the red rose express a love,and when you want to lovemaking,you can send a roses bouquet to your girl friend,but if you want to sent a bouquet as you mom's birthday,i think the white rose is best,white expree chaste.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
I ended up with the mix or red and white because it looked so good in the picture. I didn't think about the meanings because I never remember them LOL
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
7 May 07
Your mom will love them. I know my mom would. I like all colors of roses. I think a dozen of rainbow colored roses are pretty but I think my favorite besides red would be purple. that's a hard choice for me.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
Purple would look great! Alas there was no purple to choose from... but I think purple is a favorite color of mine, not my mom's so probably it was for the better :)
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@kuting (887)
• Philippines
7 May 07
i havent thought of giving mom flowers, but now i realized that its really a great idea. mother's day is coming around and so is my mom's birhtday. this morning my officemates gave red roses as an advance mother's day gift. i was really happy to have one too. maybe mom would also love to receive flowers.. i like peach colored roses because they're pretty to look at and they seem to be very feminine and gentle-colored. im planning to send a dozen of thse to my mom for her birthday and for mother's day too.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
Most people love flowers and roses specially so it;s always a great gift. I like all colors but I prefer stronger colors. I've got one bouquet with peach ones once and again they looked great too :)
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@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
7 May 07
i love red roses and white roses, this two colors make a great pair,it has a soothing aura. Red roses are timeless flowers and the white ones are suitable for any occassion. It always considered sweet and passionate with this two colors.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
SO it was a good choice :) MY mom loved it but I suspect she would love any color as long as it came from me hehe
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@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
7 May 07
i have only ever recieved 2 roses in my life, and well it wasnt on any special occassion, we were at my partner mother house and she had a garden full so my partner took 2. a orange and pinky coloured one. i didnt mind its not my fav colour rose, but it was the thought that counted i have told him this, but my dream is to one day recieve a dark red rose on valentines day or another special occassion like our anniversary, but he not into any celebrations like that. so maybe one day ill get that red rose i have always wanted. i grew up with older siblings and i remember my sister always getting red roses and half the time it was from a gguy she didnt even like. and i use to think aw how beautiful i wish someone would give me one...im still wishing lol
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
I"m sure you'll get your roses soon. A beautiful bouquet specially for you:) I also love the dark red roses, they are some of the more beautiful ones to me.
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@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
7 May 07
It is really hard to tell which one is my favorite because I love all the colors of roses. But if someone were going to send me a bouquet I think I would love for them to be pink and white or red and white.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
Yes, red and whit looks great to me, pink I don't like as much .
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@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
6 May 07
Not only color for me, I love a particular species, Miranda - it's pink in color with soft and close fragrance; It's the most beautiful of the roses I have seen so far.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
7 May 07
I don't know much about roses to identify the species, although I know that some look better to me than others:)
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