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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Roses

A rose is a flowering shrub of the genus Rosa, and the flower of this shrub. There are more than a hundred species of wild roses, all from the northern hemisphere and mostly from temperate regions. The species form a group of generally prickly shrubs or climbers, and sometimes trailing plants, reaching 2–5 meters tall, occasionally reaching as high as 20 meters by climbing over other plants.

Rose hips are sometimes eaten, mainly for their vitamin C content. They are usually pressed and filtered to make rose hip syrup, as the fine hairs surrounding the seeds are unpleasant to eat (resembling itching powder). They can also be used to make herbal tea, jam, jelly and marmalade. A rose that has aged or gone rotten may not be particularly fragrant, but the rose's basic chemistry prevents it from producing a pungent odor of any kind. Notably, when balled and mashed together the fragrance of the rose is enhanced. The fragrance of particularly large balls of mashed roses is enhanced even further. Rose hips are also used to produce an oil used in skin products. Rose shrubs are often used by homeowners and landscape architects for home security purposes. The sharp thorns of many rose species deter unauthorized persons from entering private properties, and may prevent break-ins if planted under windows and near drainpipes. The aesthetic characteristics of rose shrubs, in conjunction with their home security qualities, makes them a considerable alternative to artificial fences and walls.

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11 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I enjoyed most of the pictures u have uploaded in ur blog! So i could not leave without commenting.
    keep it up n coming!
    good luck!

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  2. Hi
    Beautiful roses!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. HI IM SONI I LOVE FLOWER B COZ IS VERY QUITE
    THAN 4 SHARING
    GANPATI022@REDIFFMAIL.COM
    SONI

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  4. all the roses are very cute and attractive. feeling very pleasant by seeing them. Thanks for sharing
    jedson

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  5. all these roses are very cute...i enjoyed seeing them...

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  6. kids n flowers reflect gods love like moms universally any where .......... beyond space time and language ...... they are sooooooooo loudly vocal in their lovely silence...gaaaaaaad... who ever took these lovely px must be an angel....ibnussabil

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  7. Oh! what a beautiful creation of god.i am confused which to keep on my desktop

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  8. Hi..

    Ro$e$, pictures are really awesome, really liked it, roses really define the language of LOVE, friendship, respect.

    really beautiful***

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  9. wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i loooooooovveeeeee iiittt :) and specially ..the 12th one

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  10. hey itz tooooooooooooooooooo sweet vryyyyyyyyyyyy nice pics........ thnks dear

    itz rlllllly awesomeeeee pics

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  11. really its awesome to seee such beautiful roses. it moved me a lot n confused to arrange them

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