The Allegory of the Rose – Grandiflora Roses Flower Arrangement

with Butterfly Delphinium, Arab Eyes and Myrtle

There is a beautiful folk tale about a man who planted a Rose. He watered it faithfully, however just before the bud went into bloom he encountered its thorns. “How could anything good possibly come from a plant with such sharp thorns?” he thought. He neglected to water it from then on, and the rosebud withered and died.

The moral of this story lies within the parallels between the rose, and people. It is said that within every soul there is a rose which grows amidst the thorns of our faults. Many of us are guilty of looking at ourselves and only seeing the thorns, neglecting to water the good. 

Perhaps the reason that roses universally symbolize love, is that one of the most gracious and nurturing things we can do for another person is to look past their thorns. By helping each other to focus on our inner rose, only then can we bloom.

Don’t neglect to water the good x



Here’s what you’ll need.

  • 2-3 stems of fluffy flowers like grandiflora roses

  • 5-7 stems of butterfly delphinium

  • 2-3 stems of arab eyes

  • 2 stems of myrtle

  • sharp scissors or flower shears and a clean glass vase


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