- Territory Manager - Brazil/South America
- Sales manager
- Head of Sales
- Medewerker Productmanagement
- Sales Manager - Germany
- Associate Director International Procurement: Produce - Berlin
- International Procurement Manager - Berlin
- Sales specialist Vertical Farming North America / Europe
- Key Account Manager | Fresh Produce | Hamburg
- International Business Developer Indoor Farming
Top 5 -yesterday
- Regional supply chain strategy of Dümmen Orange takes shape
- Dutch nursery literally starts over after snowstorm
- “As an industry, we need to bring the message that people can improve their life with flowers”
- Dutch startup Thermeleon heats greenhouses with thermal battery
- Australia: Flower Power digs up $500m private equity buyout
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
The Legends of Red Roses
A bunch of red roses is the quintessential gift for any couple in love and one of the most touching gifts after a reconciliation. These flowers in this colour are the symbol of love and passion between two people. But, why do red roses represent these feelings?
They symbolize the feelings of love, passion and beauty because the majority of legends about red roses are related to Aphrodite, who according to Greek mythology is the goddess of love, beauty, desire and reproduction.
Aphrodite was so beautiful, like red roses, strong and alive, and it’s said that each one of the thorns on a rose bush represents the pain that the Greek god felt for each one of her loves.
What do the legends say?
“Gardens of Adonis”
Aphrodite fell in love with Adonis, son of Myrrha and Theia, and who was passionate about hunting. One day, Adonis went into the forest in search of animals, and did so forgetting a piece of advice that the Greek goddess had given him. The advice Aphrodite had given him was that he should be very careful with animals that seemed not to be afraid. However, Adonis ignored this recommendation of the goddess when he came upon a wild boar and this was the end of his life.
The legend tells that Aphrodite was running after the body of her lover when suddenly she cut herself and her blood turned a white rose into a red rose.
It’s said that the wild boar was Ares, Olympic god of war, and the ex-lover of Aphrodite, who was jealous of the goddess of love’s adoration of Adonis.
An adoration that made Aphrodite have a “party” for Adonis at his funeral called “Gardens of Adonis”.
“The jealousy of Cybele”
This second legend that we will tell you about also relates red roses with the goddess Aphrodite. On this occasion, Cybele, a Phrygian goddess by origin, and goddess of Mother Earth, was so jealous of the beautiful Aphrodite that she decided to create something that would compete with the beauty of the Greek goddess. So, the red rose was born, a beautiful flower created by Cybele as revenge against Aphrodite.
“Aphrodite, who emerged from the sea, and Dionysus”
The third legend about red roses says that Aphrodite, after being born in the sea, put her power to the test by creating a white rose that she always had on her chest.
The goddess, who used this white rose as an adornment, met Dionysus, the god of the grape harvest, who spilled a bit of wine on the white flower thus converting it into a red rose.
At Verdissimo you will find a wide range of preserved flowers and plants.
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 2022-01-18 Tulip cultivation a potential boon for Tentulia, Bangladesh
- 2022-01-10 The surprising power of fragrance
- 2022-01-10 Cal Poly Float continues American-grown tradition at 2022 rose parade
- 2022-01-05 Green & Bloom opens webshop with 15,000 lines
- 2021-12-24 Colombian flowers take over Seoul and Tokyo
- 2021-12-20 How the poinsettia took over Christmas
- 2021-12-20 China: Yunnan greenhouses double number of top-grade roses
- 2021-12-17 Gediflora organizes balloon trips for chrysanthemum challenge contestants
- 2021-12-16 "LED light improves the yield and quality of cut roses"
- 2021-12-15 Skagit horticulture adds Brindabella roses
- 2021-12-10 Ecuador: “There is much left to develop in the preserved flower market”
- 2021-12-08 Sanguisorba breeder Jan Star signs partnership with Marginpar
- 2021-12-03 Colombia: “The demand for preserved flowers is increasing every day”
- 2021-11-30 Researcher who helped ornamental plant industry evolve now to retire
- 2021-11-29 Turkey’s cut flower exports rise strongly
- 2021-11-26 For a Christmas “with Love”: Con Amore roses
- 2021-11-25 Baipeace changes commercial name of famous Peace Rose
- 2021-11-23 Early season income with ranunculus and anemones
- 2021-11-22 800 varieties of chrysanthemums in full flower
- 2021-11-18 "The new additions show our commitment to genetic innovation"