Answers to "What is a Rose Wedding?"
I challenged Ms. PJ LaRue, a Consulting Rosarian from Campbell,
Texas with the question "What is a rose wedding?" and told her
that she has three tries to get the right answer. These three wonderful
responses are what she came up with:
- Another name might be a "Wedding of Two Roses". This is
where two different roses are "joined in matrimony" (aka--male
pollinating female) by a Reverend (aka--the hybridizer). The "wedding"
of these two roses creates a "child" (aka--a new rose). Mom
Rose and Dad Rose live happily ever after, the child grows into a beautiful
specimen of its own, and Reverend Hybridizer smiles at the beauty of
what he/she has joined together.
- When roses are used exclusively in a wedding for decoration, effect,
- When two "rose nuts" get married and invite all of their
other rose friends, who, in turn bring all kinds and manner of roses
to the joining.
The article "Performing
Rose Weddings" explains why I asked this question in the first