23 October 2016

Florets - Floral Quote - # 125 - by Jane Eastoe



"Older than we are but younger than dinosaurs, the rose has been linked with human beings across many millennia. It has inspired artists, sculptors, writers and poets, and is the subject of myth and legend. The rose can hint at political affiliation, sporting loyalty, national pride, beauty, virtue, romantic yearning, love, sex and secrecy, and it is also heavy with religious symbolism.Famous as a fragrance, used as a culinary flavouring and a source of vitamin C, and believed to have medicinal and therapeutic properties, the rose is one of our oldest cultivated flowers."


~ Jane Eastoe ~ 

[Jane Eastoe: British, journalist, gardener and author of many books covering books on the subject of the outdoors - such as National Trust Book of the Countryside and the bestseller Hen Keeping.]
[Quote from: Vintage Roses by Jane Eastoe (2016).]
[Photography: All the stunning photographs throughout the book are by Georgianna Lane.]
[Flowers: Unknown vintage pink rose.]
[Photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]

Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous and floral Sunday!

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer - I will be back tomorrow with another Floral Media.
Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

[Styling and photography © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]

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