A Red, Red Rose
O my Luve’s like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve’s like the melodie
That’s sweetly play’d in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry:
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare thee well, my only Luve
And fare thee well, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.
- The rose is the official National Floral emblem of the United States
- George Washington, our first President, was also our first U.S. rose breeder
- The rose is native to the United States. The oldest fossilized imprint of a rose was left on a slate deposit in Florissant, Colorado, which is estimated to be 35 million years old.
- The oldest garden rose is the Rosa Gallica Officinalis, the apothecary rose
- The world’s largest rosebush is located in a city named Tombstone in Arizona
- Columbus’ crew picked a rose branch out of the ocean on October 11, 1492. This signaled the presence of land. The very next day, Columbus discovered America.
- The queen in Alice in Wonderland prefers red roses…
Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses this month & try not to melt in this heat!!