Pink And Yellow by D Hackett
This beautiful rose was seen after an afternoon rain shower at a local garden here in rural Florida.
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Beautiful Roses on 08/30/2014
Fun Rose Facts
The rose is the official National Floral Emblem of the United States. This legislation was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on October 7, 1986. The rose is also the state flower selected by Georgia, Iowa, New York, North Dakota and the District of Columbia.
Three separate nationally conducted public opinion polls, dating from 1975 to 1986, found the rose to be the number one choice of over 85 percent of those individuals surveyed.
George Washington, our first president, was also our first U.S. rose breeder!
In 1994, over 1,200,000,000 roses were purchased by U.S. flower buyers. This works out to a per capita consumption of 4.67 per person.
The rose is native to the United States. The oldest fossilized imprint of a rose was left on a slate deposit in Florissant, Colorado, wh...