Gathered my David Austin Roses from the garden yesterday evening along with a few spiders that crawled into my hair and down my back. Nice! They make me happy! Roses and spiders! Here are a few fascinating facts about roses:
World’s oldest living rose? 1,000 years old. Grows on the wall of the Cathedral of Hildesheim in Germany. Documented since A.D. 815.
World’s most expensive rose? The 2006 variety, Juliet, bred by David Austin and goes for $5 million.
In 2002, the miniature rose “Overnight Scentsation” was transported into space to study the effects of low gravity on the smell of roses.