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ROSE FACTS AND TRIVIA .4.

1.There are about 15,000 species of roses cultivated around the world.  2. The rose family also includes pears, apples, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots and almonds.  3. George Washington, the first American President, was also the first U.S. rose breeder!  4. Columbus discovered America because of a rose! It is written that on October 11, 1492, while becalmed in the Sargasso Sea, one of the crewmen picked a rose branch from the water. This sign of land renewed their hope for survival and gave the seafarers the courage to continue on to the New World.  5. Chinese Proverb.   “The rose has thorns only for those who gather it.  6. According to the Thousand and One Arabian Nights, the Caliph of Bagdad served a jam made from roses that held captive anyone who ate it.  7. The word Rose is possibly an anagram of “Eros”  8. In sixteenth century England, a rose was sometimes worn behind the ear by servants. Tavern workers, and others to indicate that the wearer heard all and told nothing. 9. A seventh century German book lists thirty three diseases that supposedly can be cured by rose water or oil.  10. In the language of flowers, roses are said to communicate love   and passion, so a dozen is like shouting out loud.

EROS>  God Of love.


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