Botanical Name: Rosa spp.
Flower: Hard to classify because they come in almost every color, have five or more petals, and most are fragrant.
Leaf: Compound leaf with 3-9 leaflets. The margins have teeth.They turn yellow, orange, or red in the fall.
Meaning: White- A heart unacquainted with love
Pale Peach- Modesty
Burgundy- Unconscious Beauty
Moss- Confession of Love
A rose can take on many different faces. They are shrubs and trees and can climb up trellises. Some produce rose hips that are commonly used in tea. There are gardens dedicated specifically to ornamental roses as well as cultivars bred to be cut flowers. The petals can be crushed and the oils used in perfumes and made into rose water used in cosmetics, cooking and medicine.
Are there any rose gardens around your area that you visit often or have been wanting to visit? There is a rose garden very close to my boyfriends new place that I will hopefully be visiting very, very soon.
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Let me know of any other rose gardens I should put on my must see list! Or any gardens in general at all!