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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Is there anyone who doesn't love roses these wonderful creatures of nature? I bet there isn't...hope your week is going smoothly darlings.

LOVELY FACTS ABOUT ROSES:

- Shakespeare referred to roses over fifty times in his works.
- Ancient Romans believed that white roses grew where the tears of Venus fell when she was mourning Adonis.
- Mythology says that roses grew thorns when Cupid accidentally shot an arrow into a rose garden.
- The largest rose ever bred was a pink rose measuring approximately 33 inches in diameter.
- The world's oldest living rose is believed to be 1,000 years old and it grows on the wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in Germany.

Image: Olga Sherer by Ben Hassett via here, rose facts via here & here

43 comments:

Nemerae said...

I have two beautiful and delicate roses' plants in my garden at my beach house.. =)

Looking Glass said...

I love that you've posted facts about roses! How lovely!

I just recently found your blog & I absolutely looove it. It's beautiful. I've added you to my favourites on my blog :-)

~ Clare x

Julie Harward said...

Beautiful...I loved the one about cupid's shot into the rose garden! Have you seen the Garden of Gethsemane in Israel...filled with red roses! I was mesmerized! :D

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

That picture is stunning! And thank you for sharing this lovely facts. I especially love the one about white roses growing from the tears of Venus- that's beautiful.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Miss Eve,

I adore roses, the flowers and fragrance are simply gorgeous.
I enjoyed reading all the facts about roses, thanks for sharing.

I hope that you are having a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

Fashion and Beauty Lights said...

aaww I love roses! My bf just gave me some yesterday! They look beautiful and smell devine. I am on the look for a nice fresh delicate rose scented parfume! Hopefully, I will be finding one soon!

Great post like always!

Debby said...

Love white roses. xo

Laura said...

Even after all of this time roses are still my favorite flowers because of it's delicacy and smell. There is a sophistication about roses that I love. What a perfect photo lovely! Come stop by to see my favorite Italian cooking class...yum.

Eda ♥ said...

the symbol of love and romance ♥

just read an article about roses in The Stylist, had the same photograph too, so lovely ♥

*following you flower*

Eda ♥

candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

Oana Roxana said...

Thak you for sharing this!I hope I'll get to see that famous rose,from Germany!
Beautiful image,Eve!

janettaylor said...

I have never seen before this wonderful pic. :) Amazing!

Have a lovely day, darling √Čvi! :)

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

The roses as a womans are beautiful,but dont tuched them too hard...

My fav.flowers are roses,they tuched in my soul mostly fabulous side...

What a lovely post,darling!-)*
As usual:-)))*

My Love,
***Violetta***

CJ said...

I love roses...that photo is stunning! Have a great week!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I LOVE roses! Hugs.

yiqin; said...

Beautiful photos <3

Wini said...

I love roses too! Thank you for sharing all the interesting rose facts. Have a lovely weekend Evi!! xo

diane said...

I'd love to know what's in the soil around that cathedral.

La Feem said...

Roses are my favorite hands down. xo

Mary Ann said...

roses, ultimate beauty of the gardenS, lovely post. thanks EVE. verbena cottage

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

How interesting! That last fact is crazy! :)

Annie said...

fun facts! I especially love yellow roses with that peachy trim

EveryDay Makeup (becky) said...

I love roses especially white roses :)

FESI-FASHION said...

Your blog is amazing!

xx fesi-fashion

Jill said...

33 inches! I bet that was absolutely ladylike and beautiful!

Piper (DailyDivaDish) said...

Gorgeous photo! And I would have never dreamed a rose could ever reach 33 inches. We have several red rose bushes scattered in our landscaping. Love them!
XO Piper

Bralliz said...

Hi Evi! Beautiful post, love the pic! Happy day sweet blog-friend!
xoxoxo alice

ApachesPrincess said...

I also love roses, my favorite color would have to be either yellow with red tips (means friendship or falling in love) or Deep Burgundy roses.

The Brunette said...

I love roses too I had them as my bridal bouquet xx

Glayki said...

Darling,amazing post!I love roses!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Wow such interesting info!

Sarah Klassen said...

Hello Miss Eve,

I love this post, and of course, roses! I love the variety of shape and color, and how each looks a little different from its neighbour. Lovely to find out some other interesting things about roses here -- thank you for sharing :)

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,
Sarah

J. said...

What a beautiful picture!

FashionJazz said...

What a stunning post! Hope you are well and have a good Monday xx

ashley @ ashleynicolecatherine said...

just found your blog via dustjacket attic and i LOVE! consider me following!

xo.ashley

ashleynicolecatherine.blogspot.com

Elle said...

Fun facts! Who doesn't love roses - though I much prefer pink or yellow roses to red!

Dima said...

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."
~Emma Goldman
Beautiful post, Evi!
Be well!

OneCraftyFox said...

Great facts!! I had no idea :)

Cat said...

I love roses. I love how they smell and how many colors and varieties they come in...I love the meaning of each color, too! Great image :)

November Grey said...

I think your blog is fantastic!

xx

http://novembergrey.blogspot.com/

divorce Lawyer Melbourne said...

wow..so beautiful. amazing photo shoots

Susan said...

such a cute post! :)
I hope you are doing great, my darling.
xoxo

FASHION ICE said...

so beautiful

Rebecca said...

All the photos you use are so beautiful. A very impressive and creative blog x


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