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June Birth Flowers: Rose & Honeysuckle
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ROSE & HONEYSUCKLE
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 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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