Why Not Say Congratulations with an Anniversary Rose Gift?
Celebrating special occasions is a part of our culture, and one way to do this is by exchanging gifts. A popular choice for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas and wedding anniversaries is the gift of flowers. Often accompanied with a box of chocolates, they are the perfect way to show someone how much you care. There are some ladies we’ve heard about that seem to receive them everyday. How great would that be? However, not everyone is so fortunate, and anyway, for an occasion such as a wedding anniversary something a little more than a small bouquet of flowers is in order. And you’ll be interested to know that it’s not just the ladies who love to be given flowers. A growing number of men are feeling the love too. And while we might be concentrating on roses, you should also consider some alternatives. Such as house plants, shrubs, trees, or flowering plants.
You can say so many things with anniversary roses
Flowers have been used for hundreds of years to convey feelings and send messages. We all know how synonymous red roses have become with Valentine’s Day. Roses are one of the favourite flowers to give as a wedding anniversary gift, but there are plenty of others to choose from.
Why are roses so popular?
Possibly because of their association with feelings of love, but also because there are so many to choose from. A wide range of scents and colours to delight the senses of the receiver. For centuries they have been a symbol of love, beauty, even war and politics, and it looks like they’ll be popular for many more years to come.
There are lots of factors to take into consideration if you’re looking for a gift that will convey a certain message. You’d be wise to do a little research before you make a purchase, as you don’t want to be giving out the wrong signals. Colour, variety, and number of blooms can all have their own special meaning.
While roses are undoubtedly a beautiful bloom, not everyone has the green fingers to take care of them. Roses aren’t overly demanding, but the right conditions will ensure a healthy and productive plant. And if you’ve chosen to buy a bouquet, rather than a living rose bush for the garden, what happens when the blooms start to fade. The memory of the special occasion will fade just as quickly, especially when the blooms end up on the compost heap.
There is a way to enjoy the beauty of a rose for longer than a few weeks or years. Hand crafted roses are also made using wood, paper, silk, and even dipped in precious metals, to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment.
Express your feelings with an anniversary wedding rose gift
There are lots of great ways to celebrate a wedding anniversary, but one we will always keep returning to is with the gift of a rose. It doesn’t have to be a bouquet, perhaps save that one for Valentine’s Day. It could also be a living rose bush for the anniversary couple’s garden. For many years to come they’ll be reminded of their anniversary, because hopefully they’ll be successful at taking best care of it. The air will be filled with its heady scent, and the garden will enjoy a splash of colour, throughout the summer.
With the gift of an anniversary rose you can convey your feelings of love, whether it’s your husband or wife receiving the gift. Certain meanings are associated with roses, but there are also varieties of roses with very appropriate names. For example:
- Golden Smiles
- Golden Wedding
- Happy Golden Wedding
- Golden Wedding Anniversary
- Golden Wedding Celebration
- Golden Moments
- Golden Wings
Other plants suitable for living golden wedding anniversary gifts
Hosta ‘Golden Anniversary’ – This plant has golden foliage that turns green over its growing season, with blue flowers in the summer. Grows to between 25 and 45cm.
Rose ‘Golden Anniversary’ – This plant has clusters of golden-yellow flowers and is a type of floribunda rose. Average spread and height 60 to 90cm.
Fuchsia ‘Golden Anniversary’ – This particular plant is great for hanging baskets, with its good spread and green-gold foliage. It has violet flowers with white sepals.
Practical considerations when choosing an anniversary rose gift
It’s always good to keep the recipients in mind when buying any kind of living plant. And while roses are too difficult to take care of there are still a number of things to bear in mind:
- Is the plant you’re purchasing going to have enough room in the couple’s garden to grow? Is it going to require keeping in a container? Because this can sometimes cause a lot of work.
- Do you know what kind of soil they have in their garden? Certain plants have specific requirements, and without the right conditions, definitely won’t grow.
- Would a house plant be better if they don’t have much room in their garden?
- If you have any doubts about the kind of rose you’re buying consider a garden centre voucher instead. That way the recipients can choose just what they want.
If you’re about to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary, or know a couple who’ve reach such a milestone, consider giving them roses as a gift. Spend some time and effort considering all the options, and you’ll have no problem finding the perfect gift.