Red roses are the ultimate
expression of love and affection. Suitable for any occasion, or just
when you want to send a surprise romantic gift, red roses will always be
appreciated by the receiver!
Red roses symbolize pure love from the heart.
According to Greek Mythology, Venus's
son, cupid, shot arrows into the garden after being stung by a bee.
The resulting "sting" from the arrows is said to have given roses their
thorns. Later, when Venus was walking through the garden, she pricked
her foot on one of the thorns, and the droplets of her blood were what
colored the roses red.
The ancient Romans were passionate about
roses, and these beautiful flowers played their own small part in the history
of the Roman Empire. Cleopatra is said to have covered the floors
of her palace with delicate rose petals as an aid to her seduction of Anthony,
and Roman Emperors, including Nero, spent huge amounts acquiring roses
for their banquets.