Olney's Flowers, your flower shop in Rome

Visit us: 2002 North James Street, Rome, NY 13440
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What is This: Our gallery of flower names and photos.

Amaryllis - Pastoral poetry.
Aster - Daintiness & love. Fidelity.
Azalea - Take care of yourself for me. Fragile passion.
Bells of Ireland - Good luck.
Bittersweet - Truth.
Cactus - Endurance.
Camellia - Admiration. Perfection.
Carnation (general) - Fascination. Love. Distinction.
Carnation (red) - Deep love & affection.
Carnation (pink) - I'll never forget you. A mother's undying love.
Carnation (purple) - Capriciousness.
Carnation (green) - Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Carnation (white) - Sweet & lovely. Innocence. Pure love. Good luck.
Cattail - Peace. Prosperity.
Chrysanthemum - Cheerfulness & rest. You're a wonderful friend.
Chrysanthemum (red) - Love. Good luck & best wishes.
Chrysanthemum (white) - Truth.
Chrysanthemum (yellow) - Slighted love.
Daffodil - Regard. You're the only one.
Daisy - Innocence. Purity. Gentleness. Loyal love.
Delphinium - Open heart. Ardent attachment.
Gardenia - You're lovely. Secret love.
Gladiolus - Remembrance. Sincerity.
Heather - Admiration. Solitude.
Hyacinth (purple) - I'm sorry. Please forgive me.
Hyacinth (pink) - Play.
Hyacinth (white) - Loveliness. I'll pray for you.
Hydrangea - Thank you for understanding.
Iris - Faith. Hope. Wisdom & valor. My compliments.
Ivy - Wedded love. Fidelity. Affection.
Larkspur - Lightness & swiftness.
Lily (general) - Purity of the heart.
Lily (calla) - Beauty.
Lily (tiger) - Wealth.
Lily (white) - Innocence & purity. Sweetness. Majesty.
Lily (yellow) - Gratitude & gaiety.
Lily of the Valley - Sweetness. Return to happiness. Humility.
Magnolia - Nobility.
Mistletoe - Kiss me. Affection. To surmount difficulties.
Orchid - Love. Beauty. Refinement. Wisdom.
Orchid (cattleya) - Mature charm.
Peony - Happy marriage.
Petunia - Your presence soothes me.
Poppy - Eternal sleep. Imagination.
Primrose - I can't live without you.
Roses - See Below.
Snapdragon - Gracious. Fascinating. Protection from evil.
Stock - Bonds of affection. Promptness.
Stephanotis - Happiness in marriage. Desire to travel.
Sunflower - Power. Warmth. Nourishment.
Tulip (general) - Gift from a perfect lover. Love.
Tulip (red) - Irresistible love. Believe me. Declaration of love.
Tulip (yellow) - Hopeless love.
Violet - Faithfulness. Modesty.
Zinnia (mixed) - Thinking of an absent friend.



Roses and their meanings.

Black Roses
signify Death
Coral Rose conveys desire
Lavender Roses symbolize love at first sight and enhancement
Orange Roses indicate enthusiasm, desire and fascination
Pink (Deep) says Thank You
Pink (Light) Rose conveys admiration, gentleness, grace, gladness, joy      and sweetness
Pink Rose carry the message of happiness, gracefulness and gentleness
Red Roses symbolize sincere Love, Respect, Courage & Passion
Red (Dark) Rose reveals unconscious beauty
Red (Single) means "I Love You"
Red & White Roses together signify unity
Single Rose in any color expresses simplicity and gratitude
White Roses express Purity/heavenly, secrecy, silence, innocence and charm
White (Bridal) Rose symbolizes a happy love
Yellow Roses indicate joy, gladness, friendship and "I Care" 
Yellow Rose with Red Tip indicates friendship falling in Love