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June is National Rose Month

June 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Rose Close upDid you know that the rose is America’s national floral emblem? And that June is National Rose Month? It is no wonder, then, that June is also one of the most popular wedding months, as well. Americans have always had an affection for this special flower. More often than any other flower, we hold the rose dear as the symbol of life, love and devotion, symbolic of beauty, affection, and eternity. We find roses throughout art, music, and literature. We decorate our celebrations and parades with roses. Most of all, we present roses to those we love, and we lavish them on our church altars, our civic shrines, and the final resting places of our honored dead. Fossils of roses have been found in Colorado and date back to as far as 35 million years ago! Given all this fondness it should be no surprise that many, many books, magazine articles and blog posts have been written about America’s sweetest flower.
Here at the library we have many books on growing and caring of roses as well as arranging of rose bouquets , rose identification guides, and the meaning of flowers. If you need any gardening books or have any questions about growing roses or other gardening questions please feel free to contact us or come on in and we’d be glad to help you. Happy gardening, happy summer and see you at the library!


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