How beautiful I thought….browsing some blogs recently I Stumbled upon an old world style drawing or painting of a Rose which made my heart sing.
Can you imagine its scent…I can!
A visiting reader to the above made this comment…
“this wild roses image is the Alberta Rose. It was adopted by the province of Alberta as their flower emblem in 1930 and is still today. They start blooming in May and will bloom till August and have a wonderful soft scent ..
This particular native Rose is quite interesting as the Rose hips were used by the natives in their natural remedies
Can’t you just imagine this rambling old style Rose growing freely, tangled in the hedge rows and undergrowth.
In meadows, fields, mountains and forests.
A Google search for information about the Alberta Rose funnily enough led me to comments and photos left on Tripadvisor by travellers to the Canadian Provinces
Then I thought a bit deeper and remembered.
The Rose if left untended produce seed pods called Rose Hips.
From there my thoughts went wild in many tangents…and this was going to be a brief post just about a beautiful drawing!
Rose hips are full of Vitamin C being prized by Herbalists and Naturalists.
A quote from Chemist warehouse catalogue online
“RoseHip is known to be one of nature’s richest sources of
vitamin C and has been used for countless generations in
European herbal medicine for the relief of joint pain arthritis and rheumatism…”
Rose hip is infused in oil too as a very expensive under eye ointment which I recall from many years ago.
I would not be surprised if doTERRA oils uses it too in its specialized pure blends.
Thereby hangs the tale of the Alberta Rose
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“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” Shakespeare. Being a June baby, my birth flower is the rose. And I will take one in any form! I will be trying the rose hips this year, and hopefully getting them all free. Lovely post.
Thanks for visiting Eliza Rose. It would be lovely to see what you do with your Rose hips …maybe link back one day x
I love roses, thank you for the lovely post.
Your blog post gave me a lift. Last week when we visited The Gardens in Hershey, PA there were rows and rows of bounteous roses, one named for the founder of Hershey Chocolate Company – Milton S. Hershey.
Thanks for visiting….I Googled the MS Hersey Rose …wow some beautiful garden Mr Hersey created