Wednesday, June 2, 2010

By Any Other Name...

The things you find out when you Google information about roses...

Eleanor Roosevelt once had a rose named after her. "I was very flattered," she said. "But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed but fine up against a wall."

14 comments:

Shanna said...

Sooo funny (sorry Eleanor). And maybe that's why FDR... well, never mind...

Judy Williams said...

HAHA - Shanna's comment.

Do you think the leaping ninja is hiding around the corner, waiting to smell one?

Sarah D said...

best quote ever!

Dixie Jane said...

Maybe Eleanor would feel better remembering Juliet's words to Romeo, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

ben wideman said...

HA!

I think the Elanor roses are planted in the rose garden at the Tournament of Roses house (AKA Wriggly Mansion).

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I named my cat after Ellenor. She was at her best in bed

Anonymous said...

Great post! I love those Pasadena white roses .

pasadenapio said...

That woman had a great sense of humor!

Oleg K. said...

Ah, finally back to GOSP. Just read this post to a co-worker like 10 minutes ago. We're both still amused.

Petrea said...

I'm charmed! By the photo, by Eleanor, by Shanna, by Dixie Jane, by Shakespeare, by Laurie, and by PA for linking to you today.

Trish said...

I think we'd be better asking Hick (aka Lenora Hickock) rather than FDR...I think she'd know better whether Eleanor was better up against a wall....;-)

I believe there are Eleanor's at ToR house, but I believe a friend of my grandmother's had some in her yard as well...let's just say I believe she had her own "Hick", and thus, her own link to the roses. Funny how that works...

and the rose is absolutely beautiful.

Laurie said...

Thanks, you guys!

Laurie said...

(ANd welcome, Sarah D!)

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful shot LA!!! And I love Eleanor's quote!!! She did have a sense of humor...or.....