Celebrate June, National Rose Month
Visit rose gardens across the USA with your family. Here are rose gardens featured in the American Rose Annual 2014 The Magazine of The American Rose Society. If you still love beautiful print magazines, educational articles, a guide on selecting roses, the American Rose Society delivers value for your membership investment. Along with camaraderie here are the key deliverables that I value most and you will too about ARS membership. Click here for more info:
- 6 print American Rose Magazines annually. A World Class publication featuring writers, photographers rose breeders, scientists and rose gardens from all over the world.
- The Handbook for Selecting Roses, a rating system to guide you in purchasing every rose.
- A American Rose Annual publication provided to members each year featuring a collection of educational material.
Rose Gardens Across The USA
- The Krasburg Rose Garden, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Best Botanical Gardens
- Portland Rose Garden
- The American Rose Center
The White House celebrated its 100th anniversary of the Rose Garden in 2013. Ellen Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson, replaced a colonial garden established by First Lady Edith Roosevelt in 1902.
Rose Fun Facts
FUN FACT 1: White House celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Rose Garden in 2013. Ellen Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson, replaced a colonial garden established by First Lady Edith Roosevelt in 1902.
FUN FACT 2: In 1986 President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5574, which made the rose the National Floral Emblem. The document contained these words: “More often than any other flower, we hold the rose dear as the symbol of life and love and devotion, of beauty and eternity.”
FUN FACT 3: Roses are the official flower of the District of Columbia, as well as the states of Georgia, Iowa, New York and North Dakota.
FUN FACT 4: President George Washington bred roses.
FUN FACT 5: The rose is the favorite flower of 85 percent of Americans.
FUN FACT 6: Thousands of songs have been sung about roses, including, “Red Roses for a Blue Lady,” “Ramblin’ Rose,” “My Wild Irish Rose,” “Everything’s Comin’ Up Roses,” “Yellow Rose of Texas,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” and, of course, “Mama Liked the Roses,” a song recorded by Elvis Presley in 1969.
FUN FACT 7: A fossilized imprint of a rose was discovered in Florissant, CO. Its estimated age: about 40 millIn Indiana, the fourth week of June has been designated as “A Rose for Friendship Week.”
FUN FACT 9: William Shakespeare referred to roses more than 50 times, including, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
FUN FACT 10: The War of the Roses was a face-off between two families who wanted to control England: The House of Lancaster, which used a red rose on its family crest, and the House of York, whose symbol was a white rose.
FUN FACT 11: The Tournament of Roses began in 1890 as a festival. In 1902, a football game was added for entertainment.
FUN FACT 12: Red roses became the official flower of the Kentucky Derby in 1904. The phrase “Run for the Roses” was first used in 1925.*
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