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Thursday, March 22, 2018

African Rose Garden

African Rose Garden

Intoxicating Fragrances of Kenya African Rose Garden



That Valentine's Day rose probably came from Kenya. Kenya is world famous for its cut flower farms especially the roses. The rose is the favorite flower of 85 percent of Americans and this is probably why President Reagan in 1986 made the rose the National flower of the United States. 


Red Rose from Kenya


Kenya lies on both sides of the equator on the eastern coast of Africa. Countries on or near the equator, like Kenya, benefit from good growing conditions, including 12 hours of daylight all year round. The country's rose flower power is also attributed to its sunny climate, which enables high-quality blossoms to be grown year-round without the need for expensive-to-run greenhouses. 


Rainfall peaks in most areas are in November and April. Kenya is the third largest exporter of cut flowers in the world, accounting for around 35 percent of all sales in the European Union. In 2017, Australians imported more than 5.22 million rose stems between February 1 and 14, mostly from Kenya. Assuming typical bouquets of 24 roses, that is 217,500 bouquets sold in two weeks.

Horticulture has been one of the top GDP earners for Kenya contributing 1.45% in 2015. The flower industry in 2015 earned Kenya Shillings 62 billion which equals around 59 million US dollars, exporting 122,825 metric tons. The main production areas for Kenya’s floriculture are around Lake Naivasha, Mt. Kenya, Nairobi, Thika, Kiambu, Athi River, Kitale, Nakuru, Kericho, Nyandarua, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gichu and Eastern Kenya.  Since the start of February 2018, 5.22 million rose stems had been imported from Kenya, up by nearly 850,000 roses in the same period last year.

Every rose may have a thorn, but it also has a meaning. Sought-after through the ages for it’s simply beauty and intoxicating fragrance, whether imported from Kenya or grown in your backyard, rose colors have very different symbolic meanings.

Rose Color Meanings


Rose Dark Red
Similar to the common red rose, the dark red means a deep unconscious beauty. You might consider sending to someone who does not know just how special he or she really is to you.

Rose Green Flower   
The green rose, although rare, is a symbol for fertility. Abundance in not just the material things that life offers but of the intangible things such as newly formed friendships, good health of loved ones among others. Green roses are best given to those whom you wish happiness and many blessings.

Rose Lavender Flower       
Lavender is a rare color for the rose. It incites fantasies and imagination for many. Lavender roses are the perfect choice for those who want to enchant or charm someone. Tradition has it, too, that a lavender rose is used to show feelings of love at first sight.

Rose Orange Flower 
The color orange, with the vivid color seemingly emanating a blazing energy, is often associated with desire, enthusiasm and interest. Like the red rose, the orange rose is also taken as a symbol for passion and excitement, an expression of zealous romance. A bouquet of this variety sends a powerful and meaningful message to the recipient. An orange rose tells someone you are interested in knowing them.

The color orange, with the vivid color seemingly emanating a blazing energy, is often associated with desire, enthusiasm and interest.

Rose Peach Flower    
Similar to a warm yellow rose that sends out feelings of warm friendship and companionship, a peach rose is said to symbolize appreciation. It expresses gratitude as well, and at times, sympathy. A bouquet of bright colored - peach roses could make any person happy especially when they are at the lowest times of their lives.

Rose Pink Flower      
The color pink is the symbol for grace and elegance. Often, the pink rose is given to others as a way of saying how much one appreciates the recipient of the rose. Pink roses also convey feelings of gratitude, appreciation and happiness. A bouquet of dark pink roses may be a way of saying how much you appreciate the presence of that loved one in your life. The lighter shade of pink in roses may be a roundabout way of saying you admire the recipient for her grace, gentleness, sweetness and even the joy she brings to you life.

Rose Red Flower       
Fiery red is the color that depicts love, fire or heat and passion. Hence, a red rose being given to a lover is like saying ‘I love you” out loud. Apart from love, passion, heat, and even fire, a red rose can also symbolize beauty and perfection.

Rose Red and White Flower       
Given in conjunction with each other, these two roses combine in one flower bouquet to mean unity and as one.

Rose White Flower    
The reason why the white rose is so often used for weddings, is that a white rose symbolizes happy love. This flower is great to send when you are not apologizing, but merely celebrating your love, hence its use in weddings.

Rose Yellow Flower  
Yellow evokes feelings of friendship or companionship and happiness. A yellow rose is often given to friends to represent joy and friendship. A yellow rose may also bring about the message of starting a new---the promise of a new beginning. Therefore, if you want to be friends with someone, let her know by giving her a yellow rose.


The Meaning of Every Ancient Flower



Flower Name

Ancient Floral Vocabulary

Absinth
The Bitterness and Torments of Love
Acacia
Love, pure and platonic
Acanthus
Love of Fine Arts
Althea
Exquisite Sweetness
Amaranth
Fidelity and Constancy
Anemone
Abandonment
Angelica
Gentle Melancholy
Argentine
Ingenuity
Aster
Elegance
Balsam
Impatience
Basil
Poverty
Betony
Emotion and Surprise
Bindweed
Coquetry
Bluet
Clearness and Light
Box
Firmness and Stoicism
Bramble
Injustice and Envy
Burdock
Importunity
Buttercup
Sarcasm
Calendula
Anxiety
Camellia
Constancy and Steadfastness
Carrot
Good Character
Cinquefoil
Maternal Love
Colchicum
Bad Character
Cypress
Mourning and Grief
Dahlia
Sterile Abundance
Daisy (Easter)
Candor and Innocence
Dandelion
Oracle
Darnel
Vice
Digitalis
Work
Dittany
Discretion
Elder
Humility
Ephemeris
Transient Happiness
Everlasting
Constancy
Fennel
Merit
Fern
Confidence
Forget-me-not
Faithful Remembrance
Foxglove
Adulation
Fuchsia
Amiability
Fumitory
Hatred
Geranium
Folly
Hawthorn
Sweet Hope
Heliotrope
Eternal Love
Hellebore
Wit
Hemlock
Perfidy
Holly
Defense
Honeysuckle
Bond of Affection
Hyacinth
Amenity
Hydrangea
Coldness
Iris
Indifference
Ivy
Attachment
Jasmine
Amiability
Jonquil
Amorous Languor
Jujube-tree
Relief
Larkspur
Open Heart
Laurel
Victory and Glory
Lavender
Silence
Lilac
First Troubles of Love
Lily
Purity and Majesty
Maidenhair
Bond of Love
Marjoram
Consolation
Marvel of Peru
Flame of Love
Mallow
Maternal Tenderness
Mint
Wisdom and Virtue
Milfoil
Cure and Recovery
Moonwort
Bad Payment
Myrtle
Love
Narcissus
Self-esteem and Fatuity
Nettle
Cruelty
Olive
Peace
Orange-tree
Virginity, Generosity
Peony
Shame
Periwinkle
Unalterable Friendship
Pineapple
Perfection
Pink
Pure and Ardent Love
Poppy
Sleep
Privet
Youth
Rose
Beauty and Love
Rosemary
Power of Re-kindling extinct Energy
Rue
Fecundity of Fields
Sage
Esteem
Sensitive-plant
Modesty
Solanum
Prodigality
Spindle-tree
Ineffaceable Memory
Strawberry
Intoxication, Delight
Thyme
Spontaneous Emotion
Trefoil
Uncertainty
Tulip
Grandeur
Valerian
Readiness
Vervain
Pure Affection
Viburnum
Coolness
Violet
Modesty

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