For some Spring is right around the corner and for others it’s farther down the road, but there are already signs of spring popping up in my neighborhood. The grocery store is selling outdoor patio ferns and I plan to buy a couple before they’re all sold out. I always think of my grandmother in the spring…she loved flowers, especially red roses.
Here’s some interesting “Rose” trivia:
For a long time, roses were the most popular flowers in the world.
The oldest rose fossils were found in Colorado. They were dated back to over thirty-five million years old.
Ancient Egyptians considered roses their most sacred flower.
In 1986, Congress voted to make the rose, America’s national flower.
The Rose of Great Britain was the symbol of the Royal Family and later became one of its national flowers.
The world’s leading exporter of roses is the Netherlands.
Woman prefers pastel colored roses, while men prefer red.
Thorns from the rose of Scotland slowed down a sudden Viking attack, giving the Scots a chance to escape. However, the rose of Scotland is actually a weed like plant known as ‘the wild thistle’.
What’s your favorite flower?