At one time or the other in your life you must have fallen in love with Rose. If you are so hard-hearted to say, “No”, you are most probably lying.
OK, let us believe that there are some people who just do not love roses, no need to tell others why. But even to that person there might have had one occasion or the other to go back to the ‘hated rose’ just because his new date, girlfriend, boyfriend, lover, or anyone he loves just loved rose flowers and to win that person’s heart (shamelessly) had to offer a rose flower, or bud, or a bunch of roses. And he or she just rushed to the florists, or even had stolen a rose flower from someone’s garden or even a public park.
So, I say, there WILL be no one to TRUTHFULLY say that she or he did not DEPEND on the grace and the magic of rose, if not loved it. Right? Or wrong?
Now tell me frankly, do you love this rose flower on this post? No problem, if you don’t love it. But I love it, and my love too loves it!
Here is a brief intro on this rose.
First of all it is FREE image. That means, you can download it, and use it for any purpose. The most appropriate use of it is as computer desktop wallpaper (size: 1280 x 960). It is a public domain photo and copy right-free. CLICK on the photo to enlarge, enjoy its beauty, and save it to your computer’s hard disk.
Second, it is a hybrid rose flower, more precisely, a hybrid tea rose flower.
Long back, but not in the ancient Rome or Greece, nor in the more romantic Berlusconi Land, but in France a French nurseryman Jean-Baptiste Guillot did an unnatural act. He arranged for the mating (read: hybridizing) of ‘Madame Bravy’ with ‘Madame Victor Verdier’ of the race (read: species) Hybrid Perpetual. This unnatural union (Charles Darwin might be turning in his grave) gave birth to the world’s first Hybrid Tea Rose, a ‘La France’ in 1867.
Now it is a common cultivar rose grown commercially, or in home gardens, and sold by florists. For those who want to make money, commercially growing roses for export and local sales to florists is a big business. Try it, and make some money from rose cultivation.
The other early rose cultivars of fame around the period were ‘Lady Mary Fitzwilliam’ (1883), ‘Souvenir of Wootton’ (1888) and ‘Mme. Caroline Testout’ (1890).
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