Roses @ Havre De Grace, Maryland

The charming and quaint town of Havre de Grace boasts a lighthouse, shops, history, beach, boating, and roses. Be sure to walk the promenade along the water starting at Friends-Concord Point Lighthouse to Millard Tydings Memorial Park. There you will find not only the lighthouse, but a plethora of hot pink Knock Out rose bushes along your path as well as the serenity of the adjoining waters of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay.

Christopher Columbus Discovered a Rose

“The rose played a significant part in the discovery of America. It was on October 11,1492, that Columbus and his weary crew, while becalmed in the frightening Sargasso Sea, picked out of the water a rose branch bright with red hips. It was this that gave seafarers the courage to continue their voyage to the New World” -The Magic World of Roses, Matthew A.R. Bassity

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A large rose hip weighs heavily on a Texas rose cane.

Tyler, Texas Rose Garden (video)

Have you ever been to Tyler, Texas’ Municipal Rose Garden? This gem is on my must visit list! In the coming weeks, my husband and I most likely will be going to Texas to help Hurricane Harvey survivors clean up and rebuild. I’m hoping we can visit this gorgeous garden in our travels. Watch the video to learn about how the garden started and how she blooms today.