Smile of Earth- 24

Roses

Roses have a long and colorful history. According to fossil evidence, they are 35 million years old! These lovely flowers are anytime favorites in gardens. There are more than 150 types of roses that grow as shrubby plants or climbers.
Some interesting facts about roses-
The impressive rose that grows on a wall on the Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany is thought to be the oldest living rose and is 1,000 years old.
Rose water made from the petals is often added to jellies or jams, or is used as flavoring in Indian and Chinese dishes.
The lovely fragrance of roses is a popular floral scent that is used in women’s perfumes.
Various colours of roses are attributed with specific meanings. Besides red roses symbolizing love and romance, pink roses exude grace and elegance. The yellow rose represents friendship and cheer, and white roses signify sympathy.
President Ronald Reagan declared the rose as the national flower of the U.S.

45 thoughts on “Smile of Earth- 24

  1. Indira, I was pleased that you told us about the wonderful, unique “Hildesheim Rose” from Germany.
    Yes, it’s true, it is said to be the oldest rose in the world. It is so resilient that it survived the bombings of World War II. Your pink flowers are magical. I love your photos, Indira, you have the talent to see their beauty.
    Indira, I wish you all the best!
    Rosie from Germany ๐Ÿ™‚๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

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  2. Beautifully captured the beauty of roses, Indira๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’• and providing us with information about them as well๐Ÿ‘ truly appreciate, and thanks for bringing us the beauty๐Ÿ’•

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