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Feb 8, 2013 6:06 PM CST
|Thanks so much for sharing this great information and Rose trivia; I found it all very interesting ... and the included photo's are beautiful! |
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Feb 8, 2013 6:23 PM CST
|Great job Dora! It was really fun to work with you on this fact finding mission. I was glad to learn about the "War of the Roses" and that it had something to do with roses Note: Dora is a bit of a history nut|
Also: The photo of the pink Wild Rose is of one growing in Northern Alberta, Zone 1A! They are very fragrant too.
Feb 8, 2013 6:32 PM CST
I had no idea that the rose was the first patented plant.
A 33" bloom! Astounding!
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Feb 8, 2013 7:02 PM CST
|Dora and Joanne: You both did good on this one! I too was stunned to read that there was a rose with a bloom of 33"!!|
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Feb 8, 2013 7:32 PM CST
|Thanks Chelle & LIn! Fun Facts are great. The Mythology info we came across was interesting too, but we chose to do facts.|
Feb 8, 2013 7:47 PM CST
|Thanks all. Joanne and I didn't fight about what should be included VERY much.|
Feb 8, 2013 7:56 PM CST
|I'm happy the rose in space did get in there|
Feb 8, 2013 8:35 PM CST
|Really enjoyed this article! Thanks |
Feb 8, 2013 11:07 PM CST
|I'm still trying to wrap my mind around a 33" rose bloom. |
So many fascinating facts that I had never read before. I was sad when I came to the end. I wanted it to keep going.
Thank you for this interesting article.
Feb 8, 2013 11:33 PM CST
| with all your points Lynn! Fun! |
Feb 9, 2013 7:40 AM CST
| with Lynn too! I really enjoy reading fun facts, especially learning new things about such a wonderful topic. Good stuff!|
Thank you so much for the enjoyable read, ladies!
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Feb 9, 2013 9:52 AM CST
|What FUN and enjoyable information - Thank YOU! |
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Feb 9, 2013 1:32 PM CST
valleylynn said:I'm still trying to wrap my mind around a 33" rose bloom.
So am I since that is as big as some rose bushes. Joanne and I were unable to verify that point--there are several posts and articles that mention it on the internet, along with some (non-functional) links to pictures of the rose, so we decided to let it go. I considered that perhaps the measurement referred to the circumference, not the diameter, but in that case everyone made a mistake. One entry read as follows: "... The peduncle was 13 inches. The grower and hybridizer, Nikita K. Rulhoksoffski from San Onofre, California, transported this massive bloom in a small enclosed trailer. When asked what feeding program he used, Comrade Rulhoksoffski said his special program uses approximately three gallons of fish emulsion bi-weekly followed by ten pounds ..." (link to remainder of article doesn't work so whatever else he dumped on that rose can be left to your imagination).
I should note, that San Onofre, from which the rose is purported to orginate, is the site of a 'troubled' nuclear power plant, is built on the Rose Canyon fault, and the local committee organized against it is called Residents Organized for a Safe Environment, or ROSE. (Ahem) I'm thinking it may be a spoof intended to draw attention to radioactive leaks in the area. Personally I find that more interesting than simply growing a big rose, particularly since several sources now report it as fact.
But maybe it's true.
Feb 9, 2013 7:34 PM CST
|Dora that is far more interesting in my opinion!! And I think I'm going with "spoof" (since the text seems designed to illicit interest and humor!) Still it probably won't be too long before something like that does happen! |
Feb 15, 2015 12:53 PM CST
Found this link and there is some very interesting stuff in there. I did a google search for "Guinness book rose" But I can't find anything about a 33" rose bloom.