Roses forum: Who would you name a rose after ?

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Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Jun 20, 2015 8:48 AM CST
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I was just looking at Zuzu's thread about a Clematis named after Phyllis Diller and it got me to thinking about notable people who should have a rose named after them.
I came up with a few just off the top of my head:

Erma Bombeck, Jonas Salk, Dave Whittinger (!)
Name: Zuzu
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Jun 20, 2015 3:13 PM CST

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I second your nominations and add Rosa Parks, Joan Baez, and Moms Mabley.
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CindiKS
Jun 20, 2015 4:38 PM CST
Martha Stewart!!
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Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Jun 20, 2015 5:06 PM CST
Martha Stewart's name is on enough things already ! Green Grin!
Name: Zuzu
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Jun 20, 2015 5:15 PM CST

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Never enough, as far as I'm concerned. Big Grin I grow to like her more each year. Her comments at the recent Comedy Central roast of Justin Bieber showed off a whole new raunchy side, which is far preferable to the prim and proper demeanor she usually displays.
Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Jun 20, 2015 5:20 PM CST
That WAS really funny how she roasted JB !
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gemini_sage
Jun 22, 2015 3:53 PM CST
Zuzu, I was thinking about that roast too! I so loved that, she had me in stitches!

My first thought was Zuzu should have a rose named after her. For years now, Zuzu and roses are practically synonymous to me.
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Name: Zuzu
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Jun 22, 2015 4:18 PM CST

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Gosh, let's see. Should I display false modesty and say "Aw, shucks"? Or should I agree and suggest that there should be a whole Zuzu series? Mauve Zuzu, Red Zuzu, Climbing Zuzu, etc.
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gemini_sage
Jun 22, 2015 4:27 PM CST
I like the Zuzu series idea! You'd have to decide which qualities each one would possess though.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Zuzu
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Jun 22, 2015 4:38 PM CST

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That certainly would be easier than hybridizing them myself, which is something I once thought of doing, but life's too full of other wonderful things that take up my time.
Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Jun 22, 2015 10:20 PM CST
Somehow I think gopher resistance would be at the top of her favorable qualities list !
Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Jun 22, 2015 10:59 PM CST
Baby Boomers will no doubt agree that Annette Funicello should have a rose named after her.
(preferably a double flowered rose ! LOL)
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Jun 22, 2015 11:02 PM CST

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Oh, yes! And Tuesday Weld and Natalie Wood.
Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Jun 22, 2015 11:17 PM CST
And Lee Remmick .
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hazeleyes
Jul 13, 2015 5:31 AM CST
Baby Brianna
would post a link but its to sad and graphic
you can just google baby Brianna and get the full story.
I will be naming a daylily after her though as I don't have many nice roses to cross.
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Name: Andi
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GardenQuilts
Jul 14, 2015 1:51 PM CST
I was thinking of ZuZu and California Sue - the rose garden queens of ATP.

Rosa Parks is a great suggestion.

Maybe Candice Bergen, an elegant grandiflora.

Maybe the late Dick Van Patten raising money for animal rescue.

How about Caitlin Jenner - a rose with changeable coloring from blue to pink. Just kidding.
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Jul 19, 2015 11:02 AM CST

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LOL on that last one Andi!!
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Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
Jul 19, 2015 4:47 PM CST
Ditto !!! Big Grin
Name: Chuck
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dogwalker
Aug 4, 2015 12:20 PM CST
If I were asked to name a new rose it would have to be a person who I met many years ago before getting married.
My wife's Grandmother who's name was Florence was one of the most loving and beloved people I have met.
Born in the late 1800s, she was witness to much of what we take for granted today. As a little girl she lived across from the fire station and could vividly remember the firemen hooking up the horses and rushing off to the reported fire.
She became a teacher and traveled to western Massachusetts every Monday to teach her students and then returning home at the end of the week.
As a young wife she had to release her new husband to fight in WW1, only to return a changed man due to a gas attack. Florence saw some of the first automobiles, the first telephone, the first radio, the first television. She lived through four wars, voted for at least 8 presidents.
Her home was always an open and shinning beacon for any and all who would visit, whither invited or unexpected. She accepted and respected everyone she met, gaining from what they offered and giving what she possessed. She was an influence on every person that met her.
On her passing just after her 99th birthday it became clear how many lives she had touched, influnced, and had grown from.
My favorite saying from her was, "I came in on the horse and buggy and I'm going out on the rocketship."
My nomination for the name of rose would be, Mrs. Florence Scofield.
Thank you, Chuck
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Aug 4, 2015 12:25 PM CST
A worthy choice! It would need to be a very beautiful and hardy rose.
Porkpal

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