Thursday, June 10, 2010

National Rose Month: Ronald Reagan





(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

One of our new roses this year is the Ronald Reagan rose. This rose was named in honor of President Reagan in part because in 1986 he signed the resolution into law that made the rose the national flower of the United States.

15 comments:

Ginny said...

Now this is an interesting bit of information. Did we not have an national flower before then?

Sandra said...

I did not know this or that we had a national flower or that it is the rose. the photo is stunning. i like the one sharp and clear, the other blurred

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love Ronnie and his Rose!!!!

rainfield61 said...

If I am able to make a rose the national flower of my country, then we will a Rainfield rose.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful rose and I like its name. It is the perfect National flower!

Craver Vii said...

Beautiful rose photo. I have a ton of respect for the legacy that was Ronald Reagan.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous! The National Flower,now that is pretty special. I knew there was a good reason why it's my favorite flower. :)
Blessings,Ruth

SandyCarlson said...

I didn't know he did that, but I am glad he did. Gorgeous photo.

troutbirder said...

Nice blog with beautiful photography. Thanks!!!

Pam said...

Well your roses are gorgeous as ever, George and I learned something new. I didn't know the rose was our national flower. Thanks for the beauty and lesson.
Give Betsy a hug for me :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

bright colors!

EG Wow said...

I didn't know the rose is the U,S, national flower. How interesting. It sure is a beautiful rose!

A Lady's Life said...

Thats a perfect flower for the US of A.
:)

Mildred said...

Your roses and photos are so pretty. Larry and John visited the Reagan Library in April. I think this is one of my all time favorite roses.

Anna said...

George again, this I did not know either. Thanks for sharing, wow what a nice picture of the rose at the same time. Anna :)