Thursday, October 30, 2014

Rose of the Week: Ronald Reagan

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

President Ronald Reagan signed the legislation that made the rose our national flower.  This bicolor beauty was named in honor of the President to commemorate the event.  We’ve had this rose for a several years and it quickly became a favorite.  We thought we had lost it during last winter’s harsh weather and we even got a new rose to plant in its place.  But after replanting Ronald Reagan rose in a container and giving it some loving attention, we were rewarded with this beautiful blossom.

25 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! George, that is a beauty. Have a great week.

Ms. A said...

Looks like it has a light in the middle. Gorgeous!

Betsy Adams said...

Ronald Reagan Rose is always a favorite of mine. Glad you saved this one --since I would be very sad if we lost it... Gorgeous photo. Thanks for sharing!

Love,
Wifey

Ginny said...

Redder than RED! And the picture itself is astonishing, it looks so artistic somehow.

I Am Woody said...

I am sad to say that at trivia last week, I did not know what our national flower was!

Ruth Hiebert said...

It is a beauty. I am not surprised that you got that rose to grow and bloom.You have the right touch for the roses.

Jeevan said...

Great survivor and absolutely gorgeous in color!

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like you've successfully rescued this rose and it sure is a beauty. I didn't know the rose was your national flower.

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous! I think I've seen one of these some where else? need to recall? ( :

Craver Vii said...

I get the impression that just as this flower is bi-colored, you are bi-gifted. 1) as an artist, which we see through these flowers and waterfalls, and 2) in taking good care of things, which we see from how you brought this flower back, but especially by how your loving bride is happy and has a healthy emotional base. Kudos to you, my friend!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I'm a fan of Ronnie….and I'm a fan of this lovely rose!

Linda said...

Great color! So how many dozen rose bushes do you have, George?

Cheqna said...

Hi George,

Been a while since I last active postings and reading favourite blogs..and I surely miss seeing your photos of waterfalls and flowers.

:-)

Betty Manousos said...

what a gorgeous shot!
happy halloween!

Terry and Linda said...

I think it is a beautiful and as durable as the man it was named after!

Linda
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Magia da Inês said...

。°°✿⊱。
Que preciosidade!
Magnífica!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.°✿⊱
°。.✿✿⊱

Indrani said...

Beautiful one. Thanks for the story on its name.

Cattails said...

I remember Larry and John saw this rose at the RR Library a few years back. I also love your header photo of Biltmore. Mildred

Rajesh said...

Very pretty rose.

amanda | wildly simple said...

A very timely rose of the week, as one of my cousins just had a baby girl born this week, named Reagan. :)

Haddock said...

Good that you did not throw it away after the winter’s harsh weather.

A Lady's Life said...

ah cool
My indoor plants seem to be doing well this year.

Janie said...

The loving care paid off with a gorgeous blossom. The petals look like velvet.

Carletta said...

I didn't know that about him.
I have no doubt with your green thumb that this rose will continue giving you much pleasure.

Marie said...

I didn't know that the rose is our national flower. That was a lovely thing for Reagan to do, and I love the rose named for him!