Since 1986, the Rose has been our National Floral Emblem. In reality, it is an international symbol of love, honor, peace, gratitude and friendship. Roses, in some form or another have always been a part of my life and I couldn’t imagine life without them.
I have listed below a few ways you can celebrate this month with roses. I’d love to hear from you as to what you did!
- Visit one of the many roses gardens around the county. Many are bursting with blooms this month.
- Take roses to nursing homes, hospitals and hospices. You’ll brighten someone’s day and make a new friend.
- Teach your kids about roses and how it’s our National Floral Emblem.
- Buy and plant a new rose bush for your garden. Then buy one for a friend or neighbor and help them plant it. My rose care tips will help get them planted and blooming in no time.
- Attend your local rose societies monthly meeting. A list of rose societies can be found HERE
- Join the American Rose Society – it’s a decision you won’t regret. The American Rose Magazine alone is well worth the cost of membership.
- Why not contact a local women’s shelter and volunteer to plant a rose garden?
- Take Pictures of your favorite roses. Share them with friends in cards, notes and letters.
- Ask your parents, grandparents and other relatives about the roses they grew.
- Take cuttings of roses and share with family members. Continue the legacy of roses in your family.