Pictures of Roses

Roses are probably the world's most popular flower, which is not surprising because they come in fantastic range of color, shapes and forms and most of the time a lot of them have beautiful fragrance.

Over the years roses become favourite gifts for Mother's day, Valentine's day, birthdays and anniversaries especially the long stemmed variety. Roses also has become a perfect combination with a box of chocolates, a timeless symbol for love and affection.

If one of the reason why you don't want to put roses in your garden, is the sharp thorns, which is found in every rose, there are now "thornless roses" which has been developed by an American rose breeder, Harvey Davidson in 1961, he developed new thornless roses through both inbreeding and out crossing of his roses.

I like roses very much, it is said that the more flowers you pick and the more you trimmed the roses, there will be lots of flowers for picking, I also enjoy taking photos of roses. Here are some photos for you to enjoy.

      “You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.” The Little Prince
“You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.” The Little Prince | Source
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Rose Trivia

  • In Ancient Greek mythology, when Venus' son Cupid was stung by a bee he accidentally shot arrows into a rose garden. It was believed to be the sting of the arrows that caused the roses to grow thorns. When Venus walked through the garden and pricked her foot on a thorn, it was the droplets of her blood which turned the roses red.
  • A wild rose tree grows in the church courtyard of the Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany, 15 meters tall, it is believed to be the oldest wild rose tree in the world.
  • The month of June is National Rose Month
  • The rose is the official National Floral Emblem of the United States.
  • According to legend, the 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' rose was given to Napoleon by the Empress Josephine to bring him ack safely from war. it was claimed to resemble Napoleon's hat and was also carried by French soldiers in the Battle of Waterloo to protect them. The 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' is named after Josephine's garden in Malmaison near Paris.

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What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare

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  • Quotations About Roses

    Find beautiful and inspiring quotations about roses, written by poets and great writers who were inspired by this beautiful flower.


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Radinofa 4 years ago

beautiful


Carol E Jones 5 years ago

i have a red rose bush in my garden and one flower is half red and half white , is this unusual? as it seems rather strange


nasir shah 5 years ago

this is very nice pictures of flowers my mom is very happy to see this.


fran 5 years ago

I can't wait to buy different color roses.


divyesh patel 6 years ago

the perfect rose


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salvacion 6 years ago from naga city

aay i love your blog! i love roses!


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marisuewrites 7 years ago from USA

gorgeous and so interesting !! =))


hummairah 7 years ago

i don't like to grow roses but like to offered them to my bes best friends n relatives jst 4 pleasure as it smell n looks good


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Angela Harris 8 years ago from Around the USA

I adore the Little Prince. We have several roses of different colors and types all throughout our property. They just make you smile when you see them in bloom.


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C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

I have no desire to grow them but I too have great appreciation for this flower. My Mom use to be an avid grower and named all of hers.

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