WHY DO WE GROW ROSES?

Why do you want to grow roses?   We grow them because of their beauty and their fragrance. Florist roses for the most part do not have fragrance. My two sons will never buy me roses for Mother's Day or my birthday or even Valentine's Day. I got See's chocolates yesterday, my favorite. They think … Continue reading WHY DO WE GROW ROSES?

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The Hildesheim Rose

I heard it all the time that the rose is difficult to grow and yet the Hildesheim Rose is estimated at approximately 1,000 years old. It is said to be the oldest rosebush in the world.  It is the one climbing the wall of the apse of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in their courtyard at Hildesheim, … Continue reading The Hildesheim Rose

Rose in Christianity

ROSE TIDBITS In the early days of Christianity, the rose fell out of favor because of its connections with pagan rituals and Roman orgies, but it later became associated with the Virgin Mary (who is often referred to as “The Rose of Heaven” or “The Mystical Rose”), and many saints, including Angelus, Cassilda, Elizabeth of … Continue reading Rose in Christianity