Happy Arbor Day! In the spirit of tree protection, here are some photos of the trees in our historic Tulip Tree Allée, a New York City landmark, which had lightning protection and branch cables installed just a few weeks ago. These trees are all more than a century old and some are as tall as 117 feet! This recent work will help ensure their continued longevity. ~LM
They took a survey of New York school children on Arbor Day way back in 1890 and asked them to select their favorite flower. The goldenrod came in first, followed closely by therose.
The daisy was a distant third. They repeated the poll the next Arbor Day and the rose won handily as the favorite flower of the New York children. About 65 years later, the New York state flower was officially designated as the rose.
1955 - The Rose Becomes the Official State Flower of New York
As states are want to do, New York decided it was time to have an official state flower. On April 20, 1955, under Article 6, Section 75, it was put in to law that “The rose shall be the official flower of the state in any color or combination of colors common to it.”
Description and Characteristics
Rose has been a popular name in American history. Following are some famous people with Rose in their name.
Gypsy Rose Lee
Guns and Roses
More than Just a Pretty Flower
Cultivation and Care
Roses are Red …
Roses actually come in many different shades and colors. Some are naturally occurring, but most are hybrids that are a result of years of careful cross-breeding.
Roses can range in color from almost pure white to bright yellow and from a subdued pink to a glorious red. They belong to the Order Rosales and more specifically, to the Genus Rosa.
The state flower of New York can be any of the myriad of colors under the rainbow.