Cherokee Rose

Cherokee Rose

Georgia’s State Flower 1853   On this day, George Governor Gov. Nathaniel Harris approved the joint resolution to make the  Cherokee Rose (Rosa laevigata) Georgia’s State Flower. Here’s an excerpt from The Atlanta Constitution in 1970 with a little story about the Cherokee Rose: “Four years ago Georgia’s Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin decided that it was…

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August 18, 2020 Houseplants and Air Quality, Benjamin Alvord, Olav Hauge, Ozaki’s Cherry Trees, the Camperdown Elm, World Daffodil Day, Dream Plants for the Natural Garden by Piet Oudolf and Henk Gerritsen, and the Cherokee Rose

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Today we celebrate the Brigadier General, who described the Compass Plant. We’ll also learn about the Norwegian poet who gardened and tended 70 apple trees. We remember the gift given to American by the Mayor of Tokyo. We also honor an extraordinary tree that was discovered on the estate of the first Earl of Camperdown.…

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