Did you know that according to the Guinness Book of World Records, roses are the oldest species of plant to be grown as decoration?
Ancient Romans cultivated them to decorate buildings and furniture, and even laid rose petal carpets. The famous Cleopatra of Egypt was believed to have covered the floor of her palace room with roses before Mark Antony visited her.
I love all kinds of roses but I find white roses unique, special and elegant. The color white has always been synonymous with purity and virtue, which makes white roses the floral symbol of innocence.
According to experts, the white rose was associated with the Goddess of Love and Beauty in Roman times. There is a myth saying that all roses were white until Aphrodite pricked herself with the thorns and turned them all red.
What’s more, white roses have held great significance in history, especially in regard to politics and religion. These flowers have had a particular importance in Christianity as a symbol of the Virgin Mary.