Celebrate National Rose Month
Did you know that June is the National Rose Month? Well, you do now!
HERE ARE 5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL ROSE MONTH:
Grow roses in your garden.
They are easy to grow and grow well in my climates. I have to warn though as a former rose garden owner, they do require some work and do have thorns. I recommend you start growing the roses in a container (works well for balconies or smaller yards!), it’s easier and since it is annual, you can bring it inside during the winter time. Roses require a full day of sun, or at least seven hours.
Visit a public garden.
If gardening isn't for you, visit a public garden. Most botanical gardens have roses. Some of my favorite places to visit when I travel are gardens, and I can still remember seeing the roses at the botanical garden in Atlanta over ten years ago – or the amazing rose gardens of the Bamberg castle in Germany.
Send some flowers.
I love how easy 1-800-FLOWERS.COM makes it to send roses to anyone. Of course the best is to get roses from local vendors and give them in person – but you can send roses to anyone in the nation with just a few clicks of the mouse. Try the colorful rose bouquet in the picture above -– 50 small blooms for only $19.99
Get some roses for yourself.
Don’t forget about yourself! Nothing re-freshens your home like fresh cut flowers. Treat yourself to some beautiful, fragrant roses or drop some hints to your husband to bring you some. In fact, why not make it a monthly habit and sign up for the Monthly Rose Club from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM?
Decorate with flowers.
Bring some romantic flair into your bedroom with rose bedding, or splash color into your living room with some rose pillows. There are plenty of roses you can bring into your home that will last beyond this month. Nothing is more classic than rose teacups – and rose plates will look great with some delicate handmade cookies at your next tea party. Or they will look great in the open cupboard as decorative pieces.
5 TIDBITS ABOUT ROSES:
- Since 1986 the rose has been the official National Floral Emblem of the United States.
- A rose is the official state flower of: the District of Columbia, Georgia, Iowa, New York, and North Dakota.
- The Rose Parade in Psadena, California, an important part of America’s New Year’s celebration, was first held on January 1,1890.
- There are over 100 species of roses and they come in a variety of colors.
- Rose hips can be used in food products like jelly, or for tea, and has high Vitamin C content. Rose hip seed oil is also high in Vitamin C and good for your skin and can be found as an ingredient in cosmetics.
5 MEANINGS OF ROSES:
- Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty.
- A thornless rose signifies love at first sight.
- The rosebud symbolizes beauty, youth and a heart innocent of love. A single rose in full bloom means "I love you" or "I still love you." White rosebud symbolizes girlhood.
- Yellow roses are perfect to send to a true friend. The yellow rose is a symbol for joy and friendship, and yellow roses send a message of new beginnings, making it the perfect rose gift for new mothers.
- One single red rose means “I love You”, and two red roses together engagement or “marry me”.