Happy National Rose Month!
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June is National Rose Month. Roses have a long and colorful history. They have been symbols of love, beauty, war and politics. Because they hold a special place in our hearts and country’s history, roses have earned many honors other flowers can only dream about.
Roses in American History
- As the most popular flower in America (and the world, for that matter), it’s no surprise that roses made their way into the most famous house in America — the White House.
- On November 20, 1986, President Ronald Reagan declared the rose the national floral emblem of the United States while standing in the White House Rose Garden.
- The rose is also the state flower for North Dakota, Georgia, Oklahoma, New York and Iowa.
- The White House Rose Garden was started in 1913 by First Lady Ellen Wilson.
- Presidents still use the White House Rose Garden as the location for bill signings, press conferences, and diplomatic meetings.
- It’s believed that George Washington was one of the first American rose breeders.
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