Sunday, August 17, 2008


Growing roses for years it never seems to amaze me on how beautiful they are.
The fragrance, the colours, the different sizes and forms. There really is something for everyone.
Here are some fun facts about Roses.

The oldest living rose is said to be over 1000 years old and is on the wall of
Hildeshiem Catherdral in Germany

The Worlds Largest Tree Rose is located in Tombstone, Arizona (USA). It's canopy spread across more than 8,000 square feet and has a trunk diameter of approximately 12 feet.
When in bloom it's calculated to have over a million flowers.

Roses belong obviously to the rose family. But did you know that many fruits and nuts we eat also belong to that same family.
Almonds, Apples, Pears, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Berries, and Plums to name a few.

Currently there are over 16,000 varieties of roses available in commerce.

The worlds largest Rose garden is located in Cavriglia, Italy.
It has over 7,500 different varieties of roses.

The rose hip contain more vitamin C than just about any other vegetable or fruit.

Although Roses do take a little extra time and care, to me they are worth it.
I hope you have a place in your garden for some.

What does this mean?
ramulosus --- twiggy
Plants with this name, Olearia ramulosa


Andrea said...

Hi Bob, here I am gone for a few weeks and you are back to posting. :-) I love roses myself and mine are ready to bloom again. Eden is already full with new blossoms. Take care, Andrea

Shady Gardener said...

What beautiful roses you have! I don't seem to have too much luck with them, but I don't have wonderful places for them, either. I do have about three miniature roses that do fairly well. :-) Always nice to see your posts. And you have provided so much interesting information! Have a great day!

Shady Gardener said...

HELLO! Hello. hello.... :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Bob,
I've seen that rose in Tombstone.
Pretty neat-o!

Did you visit Bisbee while in the area??

Anonymous said...

me again . . .
I wanted to share with you that Martha is having a blog contest. Perhaps you'd like to join in!

You can read about it HEREand post a comment.
She would love your blog too, i am sure of it.
Have fun!

Shady Gardener said...

Best Wishes for 2009, Bob.

George Africa said...

Hi Bob;

What is blooming out your way now? We are in the middle of another snowstorm.

George Africa
The Vermont Gardener