Monday, June 6, 2011

Roses 23.3.2011

Cyprus post released stamps on fragrant aromatic roses as part of it 2011 Stamp release programme.The release featured “Rosa damascena”. A Cancellation with Rose postmark was part of the release. The Stamp was released on 23rd March.2011
The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin, rosa. A rose is a perennial plant of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. They form a group of erect shrubs, and climbing or trailing plants, with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers are large and showy, in a number of colors from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and fragrance. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach 7 meters in height. Species from different parts of the world easily hybridize, which has given rise to the many types of garden roses. I am convinced now, that the guy who first said that, "a rose is a rose is a rose" was right on the mark. Thank you Merja for this lovely cover.

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