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Gracefully Bold! The Rose!

“A rose is a rose is a rose…. A pure contradiction, a perfumed joy of being no one’s sleep under so many lids!”

What you’ve just read above is perhaps just a tweak. But is something you’d smile at, and think of more roses. Well, that’s but natural. Roses are unavoidable. Flowers have a secret language and they dare to voice out when we don’t. And roses? They’re the most vocal species of flowers. Meaning, they speak volumes, and blush strikes our faces without our realisation. They are a marvel of nature! Be it culture, war, love, friendship and simple warm wishes, you pick any one and she represents it. Roses are a perfect reflection of beauty and expression. A symbol of pure love, of royalty, friendship and warmth, a compliment in itself! Here we have some amazing facts about roses you must know:

  • The tallest rose bush stood at an incredible height of 23 ft. That’s humongous and amusing. Isn’t it?

  • The rose fruit is called the rose hip, and is a rich source of Vitamin C.

  • In the 15th Century, England lived through a rose war, coined as the “War of Roses”. The fight for the throne between the Yorkshires whose symbol was the white rose, and the Lancasters whose symbol was the red rose.

  • The blue rose does exist. It is a hybrid variety that was being researched on for years together, and finally the breeders were successful in genetically manipulating various species with the world getting its first ever blue rose in the year 2004.

  • There are over 4000 songs written on roses. Wow! You can now google them when you’re in love!

  • Roses come under the category of ancient plants. One of the oldest fossils of roses was found in Colorado, which dates back to 35 million years ago.

  • The oldest rose bush in the present day is around 1000 years old.

  • Roses have deep historical roots. It is said that the Romans started cultivating roses and used them for decorating buildings.

  • George Washington was the first rose breeder of the United States and has even named one of the rose variety after his mother, “Mary Washington”. Indeed! A symbol of mother’s love too!

  • Don’t call them thorns… Well this is quite a puzzling statement. Ain’t it? Well, that’s because the botanical explanation says, thorns are usually deep rooted in the stems of a plant. They’re difficult to remove. Roses have prickles which are easy to remove.

  • Roses are also used medicinally, and each colour has something to express. You pick your rose based on what you wish to say, and they express it gracefully in bold.

So come into the garden, and let the roses meet you!

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