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Plantidote of the Day 2010-12-16

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white rose

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White rose

In the Victorian Language of Flowers, a white rose represented innocence, purity, humility, secrecy and silence. If you received one from an admirer, the sender's implicit message was "I am worthy of you." Today, you'd just get a text message saying something like 'Zup, wanna hang l8r?' Personally, I'd prefer the rose.

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Submitted by libbyliberal on

:)

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. (Japanese proverb)

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Submitted by twig on

I'd send you a virtual rose for checking in, but the Plantidote cupboard is bare, so here's a return smiley face instead ;-)

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." -- Albert Einstein