Express your love with roses! (I)

It’s springtime again, and we’re all trying to be prepared: some of us are hitting the gym, others are brushing up on their reading, some might hit the bars… but you know, if you really want to charm a guy you met thanks to yec.com, there is a much more original way: name a rose after him!

Yes, a thousand times YES!

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Of course, if you’re not a dedicated, genius gardener slash genetic scientist who can recombine plant DNA, this might be prove to be a little too difficult… but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own rose bush (even on your windowsill) and make a lovely bouquet for your man! But first things first – let us show you which types of roses you can grow!

Wild or species roses are the real deal – they’ve been growing in the wild for thousands of years. If you don’t have a green thumb they’ll be perfect due to their hardiness and range of colors.

Wild roses – hardy and easy.

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Heritage (old a.k.a. antique) roses have been around for the last 300 years – they’re known to have a strong rosy smell and are surprisingly hardy.

Yolande d’Aragon – popular heritage rose.

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And last but not the least, we have modern or hybrid rose, comprised of three main categories: floribunda (flowers arranged in clusters), grandiflora (huge flowers) and hybrid tea roses (the ones you think about when you’re actually thinking of roses).

Ophelia – popular hybrid tea rose!

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