"A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose."
Who knows what Gertrude Stein really meant by this famous quote.
Roses have a long and colorful history. They have been symbols of love, beauty, war, politics and nature’s bounty.
The variety, color and even number of Roses carry symbolic meanings. Roses have been the most popular choice of flowers for the purpose of gifting across the world. People love them whether they are in a lush bouquet, stamped onto greeting cards or running rampant over a garden trellis.
This short guide to rose gardening will hopefully help sort through some of the confusion about roses and entice you to include one or more of these plants in your garden.