Heritage Roses versus the modern Hybrids

A presentation by Ludwig Taschner at the La Motte wine estate during the Open Garden season in Franschhoek 2014 I grew up with “Old roses”.  My home town was, and still is surrounded by a magnificent mixed forest with Oak trees many hundreds of years old. Dog roses (Rosa canina) grew on the edges of […]

Rose Dictionary

Find all important descriptions in our rose dictionary. For more info on diseases search under Rose Care. A horizon The uppermost layers of soils consisting of partly decomposed plant remains and relatively fresh leaves and other plant debris; the surface mineral layer, high in organic matter and dark in color; and the lighter colored layer […]

Rose Quotes

68 Bayard Taylor 68.1 The Guests of Night William Shakespeare The red rose on triumphant brier. Thos. Haynes Bayly She Wore a Wreath of Roses     She wore a wreath of roses, The night that first we met. The Rose That all are Praising The rose that all are praising Is not the rose for me. […]

The Rose in the Classical Period

The Rose in the Classical Period up to 500 A.D China It was probably in this country, with its ancient culture, that man first grew roses as garden plants. It is believed that it was during the reign of the legendary Chin-Nun (2737 – 2697 B.C.) that Chinese rose cultivation really began. The rose never […]

Proverbs & sayings

Walter de la Mare Oh niemand weiss, Durch welche wilden Zeite Die Rose wanderte Dorothy Parker Final Thought: Have you ever wondered. “Why is it no one ever sent me yet one perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, its always just my luck to get just one perfect rose”. Anonymous The rose speaks of […]

Dream Interpretations

Dream Interpretations of Roses Vivid dreams arouse our curiosity and realistic dreams sometimes appear to convey information, or a warning, in reference to the future. These are the major reasons why we want to learn about Dream Interpretation, Analysis and the Meaning of Dreams. The meaning of your dream subject Roses, according to the ancient […]

Rose Books

Rose Books reviews Rosen, Rosen, Rosen Authored by Gerd Krüssmann, it contains the knowledge on the rose accumulated in a condensed form, still consisting of 450 pages. In it one finds: Where did the word rose find its origin – it is given in 105 different languages. What role did the rose play in the pre-historic […]

The Rose in Myths & Legends

There are countless myths and legends in which the rose appears and in almost every country in the Northern Hemisphere we find examples of it on coins, coats of arms, flags, banners, seals, paintings and objets d’art. Legends concerning the rose are entwined with Gods, Kings, Princes of the Church and Saints as well as […]

The Rose Elf

The Rose Elf A translation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “Rosen-Alfen” by Jean Hersholt. In the midst of a garden there grew a rose bush, quite covered with roses, and in the most beautiful of them all there lived an elf-an elf so tiny that no mortal eye could see him. But he was as well […]

The Nightingale and the Rose

The Nightingale and the Rose A Fairy Tale by Oscar Wilde “She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses,” cried the young Student; “but in all my garden there is no red rose.” From her nest in the holm-oak tree the Nightingale heard him, and she looked out through […]

The Bey of the Roses

The Bey of Roses by Elsa Sophia von Kamphoevener In the rich southern region of Asia Minor there lived a beautiful girl whose name was Gülilah (from Gül, “the rose “). Her father was a merchant and was away traveling most of the time. Her mother was sickly and knew that her death was approaching. […]

Rose Red

Rose Red Snow White’s sister, ex-girlfriend of Jack Horner, brief fiancée of Bluebeard, and brief wife of Sinbad. For centuries, Rose’s relationship with her sister was defined by wild carousing and partying, serving as an embarrassment to her sister. Snow’s then husband Prince Charming got tangled with Rose Red in an adulterous relationship when she […]

Rose Daughter

Rose Daughter Author: Robin McKinley Country: United Kingdom Language: English Series: Folktales Genre(s): Fantasy novel Publisher: Greenwillow Books Media type: Print (Hardcover) ISBN: 0-688-15439-5 Preceded by: Beauty Followed by: Spindle’s End First edition, 1997 Rose Daughter is a second retelling of the tale of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley, published in 1997. Like […]

Briar Rose

Briar Rose Better known as Sleeping Beauty, Briar Rose was Prince Charming’s second wife. She escaped from the Homelands with close to nothing, but a blessing received on her christening day, which promised that she’d always be wealthy, came to her rescue, and she rapidly gained great wealth through successful speculation on the stock market. […]

The Rose Tree

The Rose Tree by Joseph Jacobs There was once upon a time a good man who had two children: a girl by a first wife, and a boy by the second. The girl was as white as milk, and her lips were like cherries. Her hair was like golden silk, and it hung to the […]