I thought that this week I would pick a particular flower variety and give you wonderful readers some (hopefully interesting) facts and information about it.
A rose is a perennial flower shrub or vine of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae, that contains over 100 species and comes in a multitude of colours. The rose is one of the most popular and comonly sold florists' flowers. Around 150 million rose plants are purchased by gardeners worldwide every year. The largest rose garden in the world is found in Cavriglia, Tuscany, Italy. It is the home to over 7500 different species of roses.
The rose is the national flower of England and the USA and is the symbol of the England Rugby team (and Union).
It is also the provincial flower of Yorkshire and Lancashire in England.
A wonderful Photographic study of Rose flower translucence.
The 'White Rose' was a World War II non violent resistance group in Germany.
And finally... A famous rose quotation:
"What is in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet". - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet; act II scene ii.