In 1986 the rose became the national flower of the United States.
The rose has been a recurring literary theme since the thirteenth century as a symbol of love. However, giving roses for Valentine's Day is a modern tradition.
As we prepare to greet the new year, fresh flowers are the perfect present to give to others and to ourselves.
Even though winter is ambivalent about exiting spring is in the wings, impatient to have her flowers center stage in our gardens.