The rose is the official birth flower of June – and although roses are a favorite flower throughout the year, this month they take on special meaning for those celebrating birthdays. More so than any other species of flower, roses embody a wide range of meanings, and those diverse sentiments are based primarily on color. The general idea of attaching significance to flowers began the area of Persia thousands of years ago. At that time, women communicated via flowers as they were culturally limited in many forms of socialization and communication. The custom of utilizing specific flowers as a means to communicate arrived in Europe centuries later; and even in modern times, roses still are sent to convey intimate sentiments.
Because the rose is the official flower of June, Red Rose Day is also celebrated this month on June 12th. Although not an official holiday on any calendar, the day was established by lovers of roses everywhere – botanists, gardeners, and florists – to recognize and celebrate this iconic and cherished blossom. The rose is undeniably one of the most popular flowers in existence, and the red rose is considered the best of the best; not only because of its connotations of deep love and romantic sentiments but for the exquisite and rare beauty that a red rose exemplifies.
June has yet another association with roses – wedding days. June is the quintessential month for weddings, and white flowers are often considered the conventional bridal flower for bouquets. Therefore, roses are the go-to flower in June for so many reasons – from birthdays to weddings to just because! This June, come into Julia’s for the best selection of roses and make sure the people you love know just how special they are.