What a Blue-min’ Shame! Why, Despite Green-fingered Gardeners Creating Thousands of Hybrids, We Are Unlikely Ever To See A Blue Rose

When it came to matters of the heart, Rudyard Kipling could be rather vengeful, as revealed in his poem Blue Roses, written when he was burning with unrequited passion for Flo Garrard, a beautiful young scion of the famous jewelry family.

The message was clear: he was so passionately in love with her that he would travel the world for her to find something that doesn’t exist — such as ‘a blue rose’.

As it turned out, Florence preferred her own sex and a heartbroken Kipling went on to marry another woman…[READ MORE]

Source: What a Blue-min’ Shame! Why, Despite Green-fingered Gardeners Creating Thousands of Hybrids, We Are Unlikely Ever To See A Blue Rose | dailymail.co.uk

 

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