суббота, 26 сентября 2015 г.

Роза. / Rose.

Всем привет.
Это фото вы могли видеть в КафеСкрапоМама, когда там было фото-задание "Мир глазами кошки". Но я решила его сразу в блог не выкладывать, а приберечь для заграничных мемов ))
Friday, 25th September, 2015. in The Weekend in Black and White
It is believed that roses were grown in all the early civilisations of temperate latitudes from at least 5000 years ago. They are known to have been grown in ancient Babylon. Paintings of roses have been discovered in Egyptian pyramid tombs from the 14th century BC. Records exist of them being grown in Chinese gardens and Greek gardens from at least 500 BC.
Most of the plants grown in these early gardens are likely to have been species collected from the wild. However there were large numbers of selected varieties being grown from early times; for instance numerous selections or cultivars of the China rose were in cultivation in China in the first millennium AD.
The significant breeding of modern times started slowly in Europe, from about the 17th century. This was encouraged by the introduction of new species, and especially by the introduction of the China rose into Europe in the 19th century. An enormous range of roses has been bred since then. A major contributor in the early 19th century was Empress Josephine of France who patronized the development of rose breeding at her gardens at Malmaison. As long ago as 1840 a collection numbering over one thousand different cultivars, varieties and species was possible when a rosarium was planted by Loddiges nursery for Abney Park Cemetery, an early Victorian garden cemetery and arboretum in England.

3 комментария:

  1. Beautiful photo of a beautiful flower. Roses are quite special.

  2. beautiful, and soft. I like the focus.

    Visiting from The weekend in B&W, greetings from Hilde