Rose-Shaped Map of Bohemia (1677)
“A map that shows Bohemia as a stylised Hapsburg rose. The stem firmly connects the flowering Bohemian rose to the fertile soil of Vienna, the Habsburg’s political centre. The Latin text at the bottom explains:
“’There grew a graceful Rose in the Bohemian woods, and an armoured lion standing guard next to her. That Rose had grown out of the blood of Mars, not of Venus. […] Do not fear, lovely Rose! There comes the Austrian. […] The Rose of Bohemia, bloody for all the centuries, where more than 80 battles were waged. She has been now drawn in this form for the first time.’”
Rose decoration from Sterling Silver Rose Bowl (1915), Arthur Stone and Herbert A. Taylor, silversmiths, Boston Arts & Crafts Movement.
Rosa ‘Claude Monet’ is a hybrid tea rose, repeat bloomer.
The state rose of Georgia: Rosa laevigata (“Cherokee Rose” aka “Camellia Rose”), is a fragrant climbing rose, excessively thorny. Official emblem for the state since 1916, the name is derived from the Cherokee Indians who distributed the plant throughout the region. A unique characteristic of this rose: it is an evergreen rose. (May be cold sensitive in areas where temperatures drop below 5 degrees.)
Decaying Rose was shot by Billy Kidd.
The Sick Rose
Collection: Songs of Experience
~William Blake (1794)
O Rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm,
Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy:
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.
Great place for a climbing rose.
“Emerging” by Donna Biggee, Buford, Georgia. Selected for the 39th Annual Pastel Society of America Exhibition, New York, 2011.
Rose Trellising Project.
Historic garden tour marker, Hildesheim, Germany.