"Red roses, proud roses, sad rose of all my days!"
wrote the great Irish bard, William Butler Yeats, and he spoke for poets everywhere.
No other flower has captured the human imagination as the rose has.
Its rare beauty and transporting scent stirs not only the souls of the writers, but also of sweethearts, who trade long-stemmed blooms as tokens of their regard; gardeners, who toil all year long to be rewarded each June with a little glimpse - and smell - of heaven; and everyone who appreciates natural beauty.
Some may claim another flower as their favorite, but few can resist the lure of the rose. Year after year, it reigns as the queen of all blossoms.
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