Friday, June 1, 2012

The Naming of Roses / For Rose Lovers

A friend sent me a card the other day that had me convulsed with laughter. It's a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt.

"I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was nor pleased to read the description in the catalog: 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'"

Agnes  rose, but for today we will call her  Eleanor


  1. Oh my! I've heard that quote numerous times yet it never fails to leave me convulsed in laughter. Thank you for helping with begin the day with a good belly laugh.

  2. Awww....
    And yet I would think being good against a wall implies stunning beauty;
    to be in full view and admired in daylight, not in bed, in the dark...

  3. Thanks Jennifer, Rosie and Anna, I had never heard the quote before, an unexpected treat from Mrs Roosevelt. I also love reading rose catalogs, between how the roses got their names and their habits, it's a vastly entertaining read. Never seen a description quite like this though.


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