A flower is the reproductive structure of the flowering plants. The plant’s reproductive organs are contained in the flower. The function of the flower is to produce seeds. After fertilization, portions of the flower develop into a fruit containing the seeds. The role of seeds is very important in the existence of the species of plants. Seeds are the next generation for the higher plants. These serve as the primary means by which individuals of a species are dispersed across the landscape. The inflorescence is the grouping of flowers on a plant.
Flowers are also symbol of beauty and also contain various lovely fragrances. They represent your true emotions. Roses bring a smile to your face. They have long been admired and used by humans, mainly to beautify their environment. The flowers are even used as a source of food.
In Western culture, many flowers have important symbolic meanings. The practice of assigning meanings to flowers is known as floriography. Red roses are given as a symbol of love, beauty, and passion. Lilies are often used to denote life or resurrection.Poppies are a symbol of consolation in time of death. Red poppies are worn to commemorate soldiers who have died in times of war in the UK, Australia and Canada.Irises/Lily are used in burials as a symbol referring to "resurrection/life". Daisies are a symbol of innocence.
Flowers decorations are always very much appreciated on special occasions. Flower petals, or plants are used for wedding decorations, parties, or even for cake decorations. There are many flower companies which supply both fresh flowers, and bridal bouquets. Silk flowers are also used for great decorations. They are sewn on fabric such as shirts, or curtains and give them a unique look.
Flowers not only give good looks but also they produce lovely smell.Hybrid tea roses offer a wide range of fragrances, including licorice, spice, and other sweet smelling aromas. Even artificial flowers can have scents added to them.
Flowers are adorning the every aspect of the lives of the people in modern times.. People have sought ways to cultivate, buy, wear, or just be around flowers and blooming plants, partly because of their agreeable smell. Flowers are greatly used for a wide range of events and functions around the world.
The rose is regarded the most obvious symbol of love and romance all over the world. The Rose has the honor of being the national flower of the US. It is a flowering shrub of the genus Rosa. The beauty, fragrance and sensuality of the roses always make them a worthy addition to any garden/landscape. The roses are of four types.
1. Bush roses— Upright rose plant, bearing rose flower on top. These are of different types.Its types include hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, miniatures and antique roses. The hybrid tea is famous for their color-range (red, yellow, pink, white) and fragrance. These are the most extensively grown among the rose types. Floribundas are refined from the hybrid tea roses. Grandifloras combine the best of the above two, while miniatures are tiny forms of all rose types. Old or antique roses have long heritage dating back to a time before 1867, the year of first hybrid tea production.
2. Climbing roses—These rose plants need staking and supports like trellis, fences, posts or pillars. They have long, curving canes and varied colors.
3. Shrub and Ground Cover roses— The shrub roses grow broadly upright and need the least care.
4. Tree roses— Any one of the bud-grafted rose types on a straight, steady trunk. They need sincere pruning and winter protection.
It is worthmentioning here that dried roses make great decorations. Their petals, and stems can be fixed onto greeting cards. You can beautify it more by adding your own unique touches. You can make a dried floral wreath. You can use dried roses to decorate a bowl, or container. They can also be stored to remember a special occasion. Surprisingly, the dead roses can last 6-12 months, even longer if properly maintained.
White rose flowers are beautiful in their simplicity. The white roses are of different styles. Some white rose's are of the classic rose shape, with petals spiraling outward from the center. Other white roses have full blossoms with many petals. Some white roses only have a few petals, and look like daisies.
Benefits of roses
Roses are very beneficial from health point of view. Rose oil, rose water and rose hips benefit us in a number of ways.
Both rose oil and rose water are derived from the rose flower and are good for skin. Rose water acts as a tonic, antiseptic good for eye infections while Rose oil is used in aromatherapy. Roses are mild sedatives and anti-depressants. Rose hips (flowers swollen to seeds) are source of many essential vitamins and also fight bladder infections and diarrhea.