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Some know it as the Queen of Flowers; others call it by its family name, Rosaceae. But most of us know it, quite simply, as the rose. Whether grown in gardens, depicted in drawings, or praised in poetry, it is one of the most loved and beautiful of all flowers. This article briefly describes its history, explains its basic classifications, and provides descriptions and photographs of some of the most interesting and diverse specimens of the rose, the most beautiful of the flowering plants.
Feb 8, 2013 6:59 PM CST
What an amazing article! I've really enjoyed reading all the great information and history of these beautiful flowers ... it's got me looking in the database and reading more about roses. First I think the species roses are my favorite, then I think nope ... it's the Old Garden Roses that I love the most, then I get to the Modern Roses and love them too. I think it would be very difficult to choose a favorite ... I want them all!
I notice that your photo of that gorgeous Rosa arkansana in not in the database: Wild Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana) and you really should add it.
Thanks so much for this really nice article!
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Feb 8, 2013 7:29 PM CST
|Amazing article is right! Very well written and beautiful photos!|
Feb 8, 2013 9:58 PM CST
|Great article Mike, I really enjoyed it! Can hardly wait for bloom season now!|
Feb 8, 2013 11:01 PM CST
|Such a great article! And I'm enjoying all the amazing pics of roses this week!!! |
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Feb 8, 2013 11:35 PM CST
|The week has only just begun Linda!|
Feb 9, 2013 3:00 AM CST
|Thank you so much for this fantastic and informative article. |
The photo's are gorgeous.
Really looking forward to rose week
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Feb 9, 2013 7:27 AM CST
|What a wonderful beginning to rose week!|
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb
Feb 9, 2013 8:52 AM CST
|Thank you everybody; it was an honor to be invited to write this article, and I'm glad you've enjoyed it.|
Feb 9, 2013 9:22 AM CST
|Wow! Probably the best written and informative article I've read in a long time about roses. Thanks, Mike.|
The photos are perfect, too...easily bringing the written word into reality. Thanks for taking the time to put this article together.
Now we all know who to come to with our rose questions!
Feb 9, 2013 10:06 AM CST
|Great job, Mike !|
Feb 9, 2013 10:32 AM CST
|Very informative article. Beautifully written and illustrated.|
Feb 9, 2013 6:28 PM CST
|The perfect article to start the week! Full of interesting information and stunning photos.|
Feb 10, 2013 9:53 AM CST
|Mike you ROCK! |
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
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Feb 10, 2013 3:53 PM CST
|Thanks again. I had a good time writing it, and learned some things I didn't know before, while researching it.|
Feb 10, 2013 9:05 PM CST
|I loved this article and learned so much from the information it contained. |