Photos and Images from a Beautiful Rose Garden in California

A vintage rose garden with photos at Shinn Park in Fremont, Ca.
A vintage rose garden with photos at Shinn Park in Fremont, Ca. | Source
The rose garden at Shinn Historical Park and Gradens in Fremont, California
The rose garden at Shinn Historical Park and Gradens in Fremont, California | Source

Part 2 of the Shinn Park rose garden stroll...

In part one of our stroll through the Shinn Park rose garden, I mentioned that my mother was allergic to roses growing up. Despite that, I have always maintained a huge respect for the flowers that I have heard called "weeds with pretty flowers". I don't especially like the thorns that most rose bushes come with (one of the reasons that I don't have many growing in my own yard), but I do have to admit that roses have to be one of the most spectacular species of flowers on the planet. In no other species are there such a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes and aromas. They can be so different yet so very alike with the usual stout, thorny stems. Because I love to take photos, I have expounded on the feelings I have at the end of this hub with more thoughts regarding roses. Enjoy the tour!

The rose garden at Shinn Historical Park and Gradens in Fremont, California
The rose garden at Shinn Historical Park and Gradens in Fremont, California | Source
The rose garden at Shinn Historical Park and Gradens in Fremont, California
The rose garden at Shinn Historical Park and Gradens in Fremont, California | Source
The rose garden at Shinn Historical Park and Gradens in Fremont, California
The rose garden at Shinn Historical Park and Gradens in Fremont, California | Source
The rose garden at Shinn Historical Park and Gradens in Fremont, California
The rose garden at Shinn Historical Park and Gradens in Fremont, California | Source
The rose garden at Shinn Historical Park and Gradens in Fremont, California
The rose garden at Shinn Historical Park and Gradens in Fremont, California | Source

10 Facts about Roses

  • There are over 15,000 different types of Rose and they come in a variety of colors
  • The rose is named as the favorite flower of 85% of Americans.
  • Rose hips have more Vitamin C than any other fruit or vegetable
  • A fossilized rose - over 35 million years old - was found in Florissant, Colorado.
  • Most rose flowers have five petals, with each petal having two distinct lobes.
  • Roses are generally classified into one of three groups - Wild, Old Garden and Modern Garden roses.
  • Roses are valued for their romantic symbolism but their blooms are also edible.
  • The oldest rose in the world has flourished for over 1,000 years on the wall of Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany.
  • Roses need 5 hours of sun everyday during their growing season.
  • Deadheading encourages new growth on a rose bush.

Ode to a Rose

Oh Rose, you lovely splendid flower!

How can you be so beautiful

yet so wickedly unkind with your fierce thorns?

I have only attempted to show your beauty

through the lenses of my imagination

yet you are so brutal in your attempts

to hurt me!

Yet I still love you sweet Rose.

Your dazzling color,

your unmatched scent,

the sweet fragrance of your body

wafting through my nostrils.

Oh Rose!

Please be kind to me.

I only want to capture you

in a moment of time

for all eternity to see.

Your wonder,

your flowing rippling petals

that entice,

allure

and capture hearts.

Thank you Rose for being you

Sweet fragrance capturing,

Petals silvery soft.

@Copyright Dorsi Diaz 2011

(Dorsi Diaz is a freelance writer/publisher, photographer and artist that lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you have enjoyed this hub and Dorsi's photos please subscribe to her RSS feed so you can be notified when she publishes new articles and photos. Thanks for reading and if you are ever in the San Francisco Bay Area, make sure you include Shinn Historical Park and Gardens as part of your itinerary. And don't forget to take your camera!)

Map to the Rose Garden at Shinn Park in Fremont,California

A marker1251 Peralta Blvd. Fremont California -
1251 Peralta Blvd, Fremont, CA 94536, USA
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Hours Everyday 8:00 am - 30 minutes before dusk

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Nancy's Niche 4 years ago from USA

I've never been to Fremont, CA but after seeing this it will be included in my next trip there. Very nice park and photo's of the flora...Thanks for sharing something so beautiful with us...


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Hello, hello, 4 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for this fascinating infomation about beautiful flowers. Awesome pictures.


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Dorsi 4 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area Author

Thank you Nancy and hello,hello) It was fun taking the photos too. Glad you enjoyed them!

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