June Birth Flowers
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ROSE & HONEYSUCKLE

THE ROSE
There’s a reason that roses have inspired poets and painters for centuries. And if you only know about “grocery store” roses, think again.

There are roses for every imaginable taste, from climbing roses and shrubs to long-stemmed roses.

Symbolically, the rose has more meanings than one can count!

A pink rose means perfect happiness, while a red rose means “I love you.”
A white rose signifies innocence, purity, and new beginnings.
A yellow rose conveys jealousy.
A bouquet of roses means sincere gratitude, whereas a single rose amplifies the meaning of the color (a single red rose means “I REALLY love you”).

THE HONEYSUCKLE
The other June flower is honeysuckle, which is a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love.

Honeysuckle flowers are magnets for hummingbirds! There are shrub forms of honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), which make great hedges, and there are vining forms such as the trumpet honeysuckle (L. sempervirens).

Note: Avoid the non-native, invasive types of honeysuckle, including Japanese honeysuckle (L. japonica).
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THE ROSE
There’s a reason that roses have inspired poets and painters for centuries. And if you only know about “grocery store” roses, think again.

There are roses for every imaginable taste, from climbing roses and shrubs to long-stemmed roses.

Symbolically, the rose has more meanings than one can count!

A pink rose means perfect happiness, while a red rose means “I love you.”
A white rose signifies innocence, purity, and new beginnings. 
A yellow rose conveys jealousy.
A bouquet of roses means sincere gratitude, whereas a single rose amplifies the meaning of the color (a single red rose means “I REALLY love you”).

THE HONEYSUCKLE
The other June flower is honeysuckle, which is a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love.  

Honeysuckle flowers are magnets for hummingbirds! There are shrub forms of honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), which make great hedges, and there are vining forms such as the trumpet honeysuckle (L. sempervirens).

Note: Avoid the non-native, invasive types of honeysuckle, including Japanese honeysuckle (L. japonica).
The story behind honeysuckle ​
Climbing and trailing plants are very popular, because they grow upwards and therefore do not take up much space even in smaller gardens. Honeysuckle (scientific name: Lonicera) is one of them. The plant has the botanical, natural look that is so popular right now, complete with exuberant flowering on a relatively modest size area, with the ability to climb upwards and to trail along a fence, pergola or drainpipe. The flowers have a lovely scent; the fragrance is particularly released in the evening when it attracts evening pollinators like the silver Y moth and the hummingbird hawk-moth. During the day the flowers attract insects including bumblebees and honeybees, so it’s a real benefit for nature in the garden and the surrounding area. 

Honeysuckle is a member of its own honeysuckle family, and grows mainly in the northern hemisphere. There are some 180 species, of which 100 occur in China, where many poems have been devoted to the plant. Alongside the cultivated garden varieties, honeysuckle also occurs extensively in the wild, particularly on the edge of thickets where the plant can get plenty of sun. The plant has been known to humans for centuries. The strong, flexible vines were already being used as far back as the Bronze Age to make rope.
The June birth flower is one of the world's favourite flower, the rose! 🌹Roses have been cherished by many for centuries. In fact, there's fossil evidence that suggests roses have been around for an outstanding 35 million years! From the Ancient Egyptians who would use roses as offerings to the Gods and Roman nobility who created huge public rose gardens, roses have always been loved and celebrated.

With more than 100 different types of roses in every colour under the sun, it's no wonder why they've inspired so many artists and poets over the years. There's a rose to suit every occasion and if you know someone lucky enough to celebrate their birthday in June, it's the perfect time to send them a big rose flower bouquet!
June's birth flowers are the rose and the honeysuckle! Discover the meanings behind the rose and the honeysuckle from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
For those in the northern hemisphere, June marks the onset of summer and an abundant time for all sorts of beautiful flowers. Officially, the birth flowers synonymous with this calendar month are roses and honeysuckles. 

Did you know that roses have been in cultivation for so long? In fact, according to fossil evidence, this woody flowering perennial is 35 million years old. A widely cultivated genus, Rosa has around 150 species grown throughout the world. Its first cultivation roots back in China, Japan, and the rest of Central Asia about 5,000 years ago. 

Honeysuckle is the other birth flower for June. Though not as popular as roses, honeysuckle flowers and vines also suit bouquets and floral arrangements. The flowers have different colors, which vary from white to yellow, pink, and red. They are fragrant and attract pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds. 

This June birth flower symbolizes happiness and eternal love. It also represents sweetness, which roots back to the flower’s sweet nectar.
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