A Rose By Any Other Name…..

June 3, 2015

By Tab Byrum

Roses are the birth flower for the month of June so throughout the month we are going to take a look at different arrangements with roses, the colors they come in and how they can enhance your decor.

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There are over 100 species of roses and they’re one of the most prolific flowers used in floral arrangements the world over, and yet over the last several years they are requested less often by my clients in arrangements I do for their homes, parties and even weddings. Many people view roses as too old fashioned.

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Roses have a very colorful and romantic history.  In England during the 15th Century roses were adopted by the two houses at war for control of Britain, white roses symbolized the House of York and red roses symbolized the House of Lancaster, resulting in The War of the Roses.

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Empress Josephine established a rose garden at her beloved Chateau de Malmaison outside of Paris where she collected more than 250 varieties of roses…

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…and of course we have the White House Rose Garden established in 1913 by First Lady Ellen Wilson.

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Personally I LOVE everything about roses, the multitude of colors they come in, the way they are made up of layer upon layer of petals and their scent. A few roses tucked into an arrangement always provide a gorgeous punch of color. Roses on their own are fabulous, whether it is a small or medium sized container filled with nothing but roses it easily stands alone and makes a statement. Roses are used as an element of design in a multitude of ways today. Let’s take a look at some beautiful pictures of roses and check back all month, Enjoy!!!

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I love the Old World feel of this arrangement, almost like it came out of a Flemish painting or tapestry. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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