Discover Antique Roses
Antique roses, also called Victorian Roses, are said to be strong survivors and the most fragrant of the roses. The word antique applies obviously to its history. An antique of any kind, however, will catch a collector's eye. What better to put near a museum, which houses antiques, than a flowering plant also named antique? Antiques of all kinds have gained in popularity over the years. It makes sense that a flower with similar name, would gain as well. Although very well-known in the southern states of the United States, an antique rose plant can also be found in other parts of the globe, including China, Canada, and Russia to name a few.
Some places in the United States that are known for antique roses are: Brenham, TX (Antique Rose Emporium), Sebastopol, CA (Vintage Gardens), Laurens, SC (Roses Unlimited), Eustes, FL (Seminole Springs Antique Rose and Herb Farm), and in Canada (Pickering Nurseries, Inc. If you want your roses to stay strong in the winter, you must be sure to not neglect them in the summer months. A healthier plant is a hardier plant. It is said that the fall's cooler temperatures will stimulate the antique rose plants.
It makes sense when the cooler weather also stimulates us humans. Doesn't a cold shower tend to get the blood flowing? While I wouldn't recommend giving your roses a cold shower, except by nature's own rain, I wish only to make a point. Many people start roses from cuttings. I am not one blessed with a "green thumb", so I have yet to try this. It is interesting to think that only a piece of another plant could produce a thing of such beauty when tended properly. Certain things should be taken into consideration when growing antique roses. Things such as the PH balance of the soil, insects, proper grooming and pruning, fertilizing, fungus, mildew, and a late freeze are some things to guard against. Certain things that a rose might coax for your viewing pleasure, are bumblebees and butterflies. There are sure to be human visitors ready to pour their admiration for your beautiful antique roses. Keep in mind that some plants will bloom only once a year, so make your selection carefully.
Be sure to consider your climate as well. Protect your investment and you won't be disappointed. The price of quart sized pots range anywhere from $5.95 to $15.95-US dollars. Antique rose memorabilia can be found in many shopping places that sell flowers. If cash is an issue, you can check discount shops, auctions, garage sales and flea markets. You can find items with antique rose themes in jewelry, paintings, valances, lamp shades, bedding, photo frames, stationery, and posters, to name a few. Just the name, "Antique Rose", carries a hint of romanticism, class, and a certain sophistication. There is the old saying that a rose by any other name is still a rose! Ahhh, but the many kinds we are blessed with! And the name of this such kind seems to demand respect.
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