BLUE ROSES


Welcome to the World of Rose Gardening or Rose Gardening World.  Take time and smell the roses.  Roses have been around for millions of years which just prove that roses are not difficult to grow. The Rose is also our National Floral Emblem and the state flower of several states.  Here at Rose Gardening World, you’ll find rose articles that will educate you about roses – its history, rose culture, rose profiles and even rose verses all in one place.  So visit Rose Gardening World often. 

How many people out there really want a blue rose?  Count me out.  I am a traditionalist.  I want a red Hybrid Tea Rose or a pink Old Garden Rose.  Rudyard Kipling shared my sentiment.
    
The Light that Failed
Roses red and roses white
Plucked I for my love’s delight.
She would one of all my posies –
Bade me gather her blue roses.

Half the world I wandered through
Seeking where such flowers grew.
Half the world unto my quest
Answered me with laugh and jest.

Home I came at wintertide,
But my silly love had died
Seeking with her latest breath
Roses form the arms of Death

It may be beyond the grave
She shall find what she would have
Mine was but an idle quest –
Roses white and red are best!

                                    Rudyard kipling
                                    (1865-1936)



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