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|The Timeless Rose
Sacred to Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love, no flower has shared human history like the rose. From the Chinese to the Romans and Egytians, the rose has been a symbol. When Marc Antony first met Cleopatra he found her chamber filled two-feet deep with rose petals. Whenever he saw or smelled a rose, she wanted him to think of her. Roses were the first gardened flower, planted along the early trading routes, their hips used for food and tea. Higher in vitamin C than oranges, they were used by many cultures. Traditionally, a red rose signifies passion.
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