SYMBOLISM OF THE ROSE
Over the years, roses have come to symbolise all sorts of things.
People seem to place particular significance on the colour of the rose. We give yellow roses for friendship and red for passionate love. Yet the pink of the natural Rosa Canina rose, for me, symbolises pure, unconditional love. It is one of nature’s delightful and free ‘gifts’ to us. But beware those lethal thorns – some say that it is called ‘dog rose’ because they are curved like a dog’s dew claw.