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LOVE IS IN THE AIR

We are now in the month February and as we celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th!

 

Love is the highest form of energy/vibration we have on this planet.

 

There are a lot of different theories relating to how Valentine’s Day got its name.

 

Here’s a few theories ……. Did you know?

Although the stories behind Saint Valentine are a bit vague, some legends say that he was a Roman priest who defied Emperor Claudius II, who banned marriage so men would be more willing to go to war. Saint Valentine continued to marry young lovers in secret, which resulted in Saint Valentine’s brutal execution and ascension into sainthood.

 

Another theory is that Saint Valentine was discovered by the emperor and imprisoned in a torture-ridden Roman jail. While in prison he fell in love with a mysterious girl (believed to be his prosecutor’s daughter). Saint Valentine sent her a love letter signed ‘from your Valentine’ right before his execution, thus originating the romantic sign-off still widely used today.

 

Some say that Saint Valentine, was a Catholic Priest in the 3rd century, whom wore a ring with a Cupid on it—a symbol of love—that helped soldiers recognise him. And, in a precursor to greeting cards, he handed out paper hearts to remind Christians of their love for God. Because of this legend, Saint Valentine became known as the patron saint of love.

 

In Latin, Valentine means ‘strong and healthy’ it has become a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.

 

 

The Red Rose – The symbol of love & desire

Roses are considered the most romantic flower. According to Roman mythology, Aphrodite’s beauty was so great that roses sprang up where she walked. As a result, red roses became a symbol of love and desire, and were used in romantic gestures and rituals.

 

Roses come in a variety of colours, but it is the deep red shade that is one of the most popular for Valentine’s flowers. Red roses symbolise desire, romance, and passion – perfect if you want to create a super romantic arrangement.

 

The conditioning and treatment of roses

It is important to condition and treat your roses for long lasting blooms especially in Queensland, Australia with this incredible heat.

 

De-thorn and strip leaves off the bottom of the stem. Cut the stem on an angle and place ends in boiling water 2cms deep for approximately 3 minutes. Remove the roses and place them in a vase of deep cold water.

 

This method is to remove any air blocks in the stem that stop the flower from drinking for longer lasting flowers up to 10 days.

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