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Ride for the Roses: Symbols of Strength

There’s something incredibly special about roses.  Beyond their beauty, they’ve come to hold great significance to many different people.  In some cases, they’ve even become tangible symbols of hope and strength.  Take LIVESTRONG’s annual Ride for the Roses, where a single rose has come to symbolize the overcoming of life’s toughest obstacles.

The annual Ride for the Roses will be returning to Austin, Texas on October 17th-19th.  Now in its 18th year, the Ride for the Roses continues to reward LIVESTRONG’s most charitable fundraisers.  The Team LIVESTRONG Challenge now runs concurrent with the annual event and has even expanded into cities including Davis, Philadelphia, and, of course, Austin.

It wasn’t until 2001, that a man named Mark Hayes first donated roses to be given out to all the participants in the Challenge, and, of course, those roses would be the signature color of LIVESTRONG – yellow.  Since that charitable act in 2001, tens of thousands of roses have been gifted to those that cross the finish line.

The finish line tradition continues.  As participants reach designated points throughout the course, they receive a single yellow rose.  Receiving the flower has become a point of pride for those that take on the Challenge.   The finish line has become very meaningful to those who have battled cancer and crossing it has come to symbolize the fact that they can overcome any obstacle.  LIVESTRONG believes the yellow roses play a big role in that celebration claiming that “roses symbolize survivors’ future, health, hope, inspiration and strength.”

Cancer survivors themselves, alongside loved ones that are riding for the memory of those that have been lost or to honor those still fighting, will once again come together in Austin.  Even those that don’t have the strength or balance to travel the course will ride stationary bikes at the finish line in a show of solidarity and perseverance.  Each participant that crosses that finish line will receive a yellow rose, illustrating how roses have truly become synonymous with positivity.

Ride for the Roses: Symbols of Strength

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What Does the Color of Wholesale Roses Say?

Variety is the spice of life.  Flowerlink offers a whole lot of spice with 286 varieties of world class wholesale roses that can be delivered right to you.  When you’re looking for the perfect roses for your shop or event, there are several factors to consider.  You’ll be choosing roses by size, shape, and fragrance, but perhaps the first feature you’ll consider is color.

So what are the symbolic meanings behind these sometimes delicate, sometimes dazzling colors?

  • Red Roses – The most popular color of roses, the color of love and desire.  It’s a color that conveys deep emotions, whether it be deep passion or even heartfelt regret or profound respect.
  • White Roses – These roses are often associated with new beginnings.  You’ll almost always find white roses accompanying a new bride at her wedding.  They convey purity and innocence but can also be used to convey sympathy.
  • Pink Roses – Unlike red, pink roses take a gentler approach.  They are associated with joy or gratitude.  Like the white, these roses can also convey innocence, pure sweetness, or a sense of grace and elegance.
  • Orange Roses – The fiery color of orange easily conveys intense energy and passion.  Whether it be pride or desire, this color is only rivaled by red in sending a powerful message of intense emotions.
  • Yellow Roses – While not as intense as their orange brethren, yellow roses can express sunny exuberance.  They are most often used as symbols of caring or friendship.  Unlike most roses, those that are yellow don’t carry romantic undertones.
  • Blue Roses – While not achieved naturally, blue roses have still managed a bit of popularity.   The color is often achieved through dyes and are associated with something that is mysterious or unobtainable.
  • Lavender Roses – The color of enchantment.  The color of love at first sight.  A richer, bolder lavender can signify majesty and lighter shades can convey fascination.
  • Green Roses – The roses usually aren’t purely green but instead have hints of the cool, natural color.  This color can be deemed harmonious or a signal or fertility.  It’s all about nature, new life, and good health.
  • Black Roses – Another color not found naturally.  Sometimes these are actually deep dark red or dyed black.  As the color of death, this color conveys more morose or somber feelings, a reminder of the end.

Vibrant Colors of Los Angeles Wholesale Roses Through Flowerlink

The colors of roses can be best when mixed because then you’re creating your own bouquet, your own emotions.  The true power of these flowers is in your hands, but Flowerlink can provide you with the world’s best roses wholesale.  To learn more about our varieties and what we can do for you contact us today.

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