Greeks & Romans both adored the rose, which had ties to both Aphrodite and Venus. But it was the Roman emperor Nero who made roses the stuff of legend – he was rumored to shower thousands of pounds of rose petals on top of his guests in a show of wealth and excess.
The rose has been tied to the Christian tradition, associated primarily with the Virgin Mary; Confucius wrote about roses in his literature and as such, Buddhism has associations with the rose as well.
In some of the earliest displays of utilizing roses as wedding flowers, newly married couples in ancient Rome often wore floral rose wreaths on their heads after the ceremony.
Women in the elite levels of Roman society used rose petals and rose water both to barter as well a form of currency.
Today, our motives for displaying roses are far more friendly; whether for birthdays or to declare your love, the rose is always an elegant choice. Select red roses for your sweetheart, a yellow arrangement for your best friend, or pink bouquet for your mom – whatever you choose, the best place in Albuquerque to find beautiful roses is right here at Peoples Flower Shops.