bkoctShakespeare Flower gardens

Shakespeare Flower Gardens plus Shakespeare Roses

To be, or not to be, that is the question.

Hamlet

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Shakespeare garden

https://wiki2.org/en/Shakespeare_garden
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An illustration from Walter Crane's 1906 book, Flowers from Shakespeare's Garden: a Posy from the Plays

An illustration from Walter Crane‘s 1906 book, Flowers from Shakespeare’s Garden: a Posy from the Plays

Shake­speare garden is a themed gar­den that cul­ti­vates some or all of the 175 plants men­tioned in the works of William Shake­speare. In Eng­lish-speak­ing coun­tries, par­tic­u­larly the United States, these are often pub­lic gar­dens as­so­ci­ated with parks, uni­ver­si­ties, and Shake­speare fes­ti­vals. Shake­speare gar­dens are sites of cul­tural, ed­u­ca­tional, and ro­man­tic in­ter­est and can be lo­ca­tions for out­door wed­dings.

Signs near the plants usu­ally pro­vide rel­e­vant quo­ta­tions. A Shake­speare gar­den usu­ally in­cludes sev­eral dozen species, ei­ther in herba­ceous pro­fu­sion or in a geo­met­ric lay­out with box­wood di­viders. Typ­i­cal ameni­ties are walk­ways and benches and a weather-re­sis­tant bust of Shake­speare. Shake­speare gar­dens may ac­com­pany re­pro­duc­tions of Eliz­a­bethan ar­chi­tec­ture. Some Shake­speare gar­dens also grow species typ­i­cal of the Eliz­a­bethan pe­riod but not men­tioned in Shake­speare’s plays or po­etry.

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Shakespeare

In Jan­u­ary or Feb­ru­ary 1631 Sir Thomas Tem­ple, 1st Baronet, of Stowe, was eager to send his man for cut­tings from the grapevines at New Place, Strat­ford, the home of Shake­speare’s re­tire­ment. Tem­ple’s sur­viv­ing let­ter, how­ever, makes no note of a Shake­speare con­nec­tion: he knew the good­ness of the vines from his sis­ter-in-law, whose house was nearby. The re­vival of in­ter­est in the flow­ers men­tioned in Shake­speare’s plays arose with the re­vival of flower gar­den­ing in the United King­dom. An early doc­u­ment is Paul Jer­rard, Flow­ers from Stratford-on-Avon (Lon­don 1852), in which Jer­rard at­tempted to iden­tify Shake­speare’s flo­ral ref­er­ences, in a purely lit­er­ary and botan­i­cal ex­er­cise, such as those by J. Har­vey Bloom (Shake­speare’s Garden Lon­don:Methuen, 1903) or F.G. Sav­age, (The Flora and Folk Lore of Shakespeare Chel­tenham:E.J. Bur­row, 1923). This par­al­lel in­dus­try con­tin­ues today.

A small ar­bore­tum of some forty trees men­tioned by Shake­speare was planted in 1988 to com­ple­ment the gar­den of Anne Hath­away’s Cot­tage in Shot­tery, a mile from Strat­ford-on-Avon. “Vis­i­tors can sit on the spe­cially de­signed bench, gaze at the cot­tage, press a but­ton and lis­ten to one of four Shake­spearean son­nets read by fa­mous ac­tors,” the of­fi­cial web­site in­forms the prospec­tive visitor. A live wil­low cabin made of grow­ing wil­lows, in­spired by lines in Twelfth Night, is an­other fea­ture, and a maze of yew.

New Place, Stratford-on-Avon

New Place Gardens,Stratford-upon-Avon

New Place Gardens,
Stratford-upon-Avon

The major Shake­speare gar­den is that imag­i­na­tively re­con­structed by Ernest Law at New Place, Strat­ford-on-Avon, in the 1920s. He used a wood­cut from Thomas Hill, The Gar­diners Labyrinth (Lon­don 1586), not­ing in his press cov­er­age when the gar­den was in the plan­ning stage, that it was “a book Shake­speare must cer­tainly have con­sulted when lay­ing out his own Knott Gar­den“. The same en­grav­ing was used in lay­ing out the Queen’s Gar­den be­hind Kew Palace in 1969. Ernest Law’s, Shake­speare’s Gar­den, Stratford-upon-Avon (1922), with pho­to­graphic il­lus­tra­tions show­ing quar­tered plats in pat­terns out­lined by green and grey clipped edg­ings, each cen­tred by roses grown as stan­dards, must have sup­plied im­pe­tus to many flower-filled re­vival­ist Shake­speare’s gar­dens of the 20s and 30s. For Amer­i­cans, Es­ther Sin­gle­ton pro­duced The Shake­speare Garden (New York, 1931). Sin­gle­ton’s and Law’s plant­i­ngs, as with most Shake­speare gar­dens, owed a great deal to the boun­ti­ful aes­thetic of the partly re­vived but largely in­vented “Eng­lish cot­tage gar­den” tra­di­tion dat­ing from the 1870s. Few at­tempts were made in re­vived gar­den plans to keep strictly to his­tor­i­cal plants, until the Na­tional Trust led the way in the 1970s with a knot gar­den at Lit­tle More­ton Hall, Cheshire, and the re­stored parterre at Hamp­ton Court Palace (1977).

Recent developments

The con­ven­tions of Shake­speare Gar­dens were fa­mil­iar enough in the 1920s that E.F. Ben­son sets the open­ing of Mapp and Lucia (1931) in the not-quite-re­cently wid­owed Lucia’s “Perdita‘s Gar­den” at Rise­holme, in words that epit­o­mise Ben­son’s dry touch:

Perdita’s gar­den re­quires a few words of ex­pla­na­tion. It was a charm­ing lit­tle square plot in front of the tim­bered façade of the Hurst, sur­rounded by yew-hedges and in­ter­sected with paths of crazy pave­ment, care­fully smoth­ered in stone-crop, which led to the Eliz­a­bethan sun­dial from War­dour Street in the cen­tre. It was gay in spring with those flow­ers (and no oth­ers) on which Perdita doted. There were ‘vi­o­lets dim’, and prim­roses and daf­fodils, which came be­fore the swal­low dared and took the winds (usu­ally of April) with beauty.

But now in June the swal­low had dared long ago, and when spring and the daf­fodils were over, Lucia al­ways al­lowed Perdita’s gar­den a wider, though still strictly Shake­spear­ian scope. There was eglan­tine (Pen­zance briar) in full flower now, and hon­ey­suckle and gillyflow­ers and plenty of pan­sies for thoughts, and yards of rue (more than usual this year), and so Perdita’s gar­den was gay all the sum­mer.

Here then, this morn­ing, Lucia seated her­self by the sun­dial, all in black, on a stone bench on which was carved the motto ‘Come thou north wind, and blow thou south, that my gar­den spices may flow forth.’ Sit­ting there with Pepino’s poems and The Times she ob­scured about one-third of this text, and fat lit­tle Daisy would ob­scure the rest…”

Shakespeare’s flora

Shake­speare grew up in a small town with gar­dens, sur­rounded by meadow, river and wood­lands. His ref­er­ences to trees, herbs, kitchen and flower gar­den plants are cor­rect botan­i­cally, and are a source for plants’ names and uses in Eliz­a­bethan times. Eng­lish ships ex­plor­ing the New World brought back new plants to join the local ones being de­signed for es­tates or in the kitchen gar­den out­side the tradeswoman’s door. The Eliz­a­bethans gave sym­bolic mean­ing to cer­tain plants, as Ophe­lia’s speech (below) il­lus­trates. Shake­speare uses in­di­vid­ual plants, gar­dens, gar­den­ing knowl­edge and skills (e.g. prun­ing), forests and other land­scapes to de­scribe char­ac­ter and place, set or shift tone and mood, make al­lu­sions per­haps that in prose would prove po­lit­i­cally dangerous.

The best known ref­er­ence in Shake­speare of plants used for sym­bolic pur­poses, aside from pass­ing men­tion, as in Romeo and Juliet, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” is Ophe­lia‘s speech from Ham­let:

Ophe­lia: There’s rose­mary, that’s for re­mem­brance. Pray you, love,
re­mem­ber. And there is pan­sies, that’s for thoughts.

Laertes: A doc­u­ment in mad­ness! Thoughts and re­mem­brance fitted.

Ophe­lia: There’s fen­nel for you, and columbines. There’s rue for you,
and here’s some for me. We may call it herb of grace o’ Sundays.
O, you must wear your rue with a dif­fer­ence! There’s a daisy. I
would give you some vi­o­lets, but they wither’d all when my father
died. They say he made a good end.

Shake­speare de­votes five His­tory plays Henry VI, Parts I, 2, 3; Richard III, Henry VIII to the Wars of the Roses which lasted from 1455 to 1485. This dy­nas­tic strug­gle be­tween two houses (York and Lan­caster) was re­solved when Henry VII mar­ried Eliz­a­beth of York, and founded the Tudor dy­nasty. Shake­speare uses the his­toric sym­bol­ism of the Red Rose of Lan­caster, the White Rose of York, and ends this se­quence of plays in Richard III (V,5,19) with the line “We will unite the white rose and the red.” That union is the Tudor Rose with its white and red petals.

All the plants Shake­speare names in his plays are men­tioned in clas­si­cal med­ical texts or me­dieval herbal man­u­als.

Central Park

Shakespeare Garden in Central Park

Shakespeare Garden in Central Park

An early Shake­speare gar­den was added in the an­niver­sary year 1916 to Cen­tral Park, New York City. In ho­n­our of the Bard and the read­ing of lit­er­a­ture, this area is one of eight des­ig­nated Quiet Zones.

It in­cluded a graft from a mul­berry tree said to have been grafted from one planted by Shake­speare in 1602; that tree was cut down by Rev. Fran­cis Gas­trell, owner of New Place, however The tree blew down in a sum­mer storm in 2006 and was re­moved. This gar­den is lo­cated near the Dela­corte The­ater that houses the New York Shake­speare Fes­ti­val. Ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion avail­able on the Cen­tral Park web pages, the Shake­speare Gar­den there does still con­tain some of the flow­ers and plants men­tioned in his plays.

Cleveland

The rich weave of as­so­ci­a­tions en­gen­dered by Shake­speare Gar­dens is ex­em­pli­fied in the Shake­speare Gar­den of Cleve­land, Ohio, where herb-bor­dered paths, con­verge on a bust of Shake­speare. The req­ui­site mul­berry tree was from a cut­ting sent by the critic Sir Sid­ney Lee, a slip said to be from the mul­berry at New Place. Elms were planted by E. H. Sothen and Julia Mar­lowe, oaks by William But­ler Yeats, and a cir­cu­lar bed of roses sent by the mayor of Verona, from the tra­di­tional tomb of Juliet, planted by Phyl­lis Neil­son Terry, niece of Ellen TerryBir­nam Wood was rep­re­sented by sycamore maples from Scot­land. The sun­dial was Byzan­tine, pre­sented by the Shake­spearean actor, Robert Man­tell. Jars planted with ivy and flow­ers were sent by Sir Her­bert Beer­bohm TreeRa­bindranath Tagore— as the “Shake­speare of India”— and Sarah Bern­hardt.

The Shake­speare Gar­den in­au­gural ex­er­cises took place on April 14th, 1916, the ter­cente­nary year… E. H. Sothen and Julia Mar­lowe were guests of honor. After speeches of wel­come by city of­fi­cials and Mayor Harry L. Davis, the or­ches­tra played se­lec­tions from Mendelssohn‘s “Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream,” and the Nor­mal School Glee Club sang choral set­ting of “Hark, Hark, the Lark” and “Who Is Sylvia?” A group of high school pupils in Eliz­a­bethan cos­tume es­corted the guests to the gar­den en­trance and stood guard dur­ing the plant­ing of the ded­i­ca­tory elms…. Miss Mar­lowe cli­maxed the pro­ceed­ings by her read­ings of Perdita’s flower scene from A Win­ter’s Tale, the 54th Son­net of Shake­speare, and verses from the Star Span­gled Ban­ner. Her lead­ing of all pre­sent in the singing of the Na­tional An­them brought the im­pres­sive event to a close.”

In later years the Cleve­land Shake­speare Gar­den con­tin­ued to be en­riched at every Shake­spearean oc­ca­sion. Wil­lows flank­ing the foun­tain were planted by William Faver­sham and Daniel Frohman. Vachel Lind­say planted a poplar and re­cited his own Shake­speare trib­ute. Nov­el­ist Hugh Wal­pole also planted a tree. Aline Kilmer, widow of the sol­dier poet, Joyce Kilmer, made a visit in 1919, and the actor, Otis Skin­ner and the hu­morist, Stephen Lea­cockDavid Be­lasco came to plant two ju­nipers.

Colorado

The Col­orado Shake­speare Gar­den is a Pub­lic Gar­den founded in 1991 by herbal­ist Mar­lene Cow­drey. Eight gar­dens line a court­yard on the Uni­ver­sity of Col­orado cam­pus in Boul­der, Col­orado. The gar­dens are placed near to the WPA built Mary Rip­pon The­atre, which is the major per­for­mance space for the Col­orado Shake­speare Fes­ti­val. The gar­dens are: Founder’s, Kitchen, War of the Roses, Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream, Knot, Canon, Eliz­a­bethan, and a High­light gar­den fea­tur­ing each per­for­mance sea­son’s plants. Mem­bers of the Col­orado Shake­speare Gar­dens are vol­un­teers in­ter­ested in gar­dens or Shake­speare or both. They re­search, de­sign, plant, and main­tain the gar­dens with over­sight from CU. The var­i­ous gar­dens are de­signed to dis­play Eliz­a­bethan gar­den­ing tech­niques as well as fea­ture plants. An ex­ten­sive au­dio-vi­sual tour fea­tures Will Shake­speare as nar­ra­tor, and gives some his­tory of the pe­riod as well as in­for­ma­tion about the plants from Shake­speare’s view­point.

List of Shakespeare gardens
LocationSiteReference
Bethel Public Library, Bethel, ConnecticutPublic park or botanical garden
Brookfield Shakespeare’s Garden, Brookfield, ConnecticutPublic park or botanical garden[4]
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn, New YorkPublic park or botanical garden[5]
Misericordia UniversityUniversity or college campus[6]
Evanston, IllinoisPublic park or botanical garden[7]
Cleveland, OhioPublic park or botanical garden[8]
Johannesburg Botanical Garden, South AfricaPublic park or botanical garden[9]
Central Park, New York CityPublic park, Shakespeare festival[10]
International Rose Test Garden, Portland, OregonPublic park or botanical garden[11]
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaPublic park or botanical garden[12]
The Huntington, San Marino, CaliforniaPublic park or botanical garden[13]
Vienna, AustriaPublic park or botanical garden[14]
HerzogsparkRegensburg, GermanyPublic park or botanical garden
Hilltop Garden and Nature Center at Indiana University, Bloomington, INUniversity or college campus[15]
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, ILUniversity or College Campus[16]
Illinois State UniversityUniversity or college campus[17]
Kilgore CollegeUniversity or college campus[18]
Naugatuck Valley Community CollegeWaterburyUniversity or college campus[19]
Northwestern UniversityUniversity or college campus[20]
St. Norbert CollegeUniversity or college campus[21]
University College of the Fraser ValleyUniversity or college campus[22]
University of MassachusettsUniversity or college campus[23]
The University of the SouthUniversity or college campus[24]
University of South DakotaUniversity campus[25]
Vassar CollegeUniversity or college campus[26]
Blount Cultural Park of the Alabama Shakespeare FestivalShakespeare festival[27]
Colorado Shakespeare FestivalShakespeare festival[28]
Illinois Shakespeare FestivalShakespeare festival[29]
Elizabethan Garden, Folger Shakespeare LibraryPublic park or botanical garden[30]
The Elizabethan Herb Garden, Mellon Park, Pittsburgh, PAPublic park or botanical garden[31]
The University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaUniversity campus[32]
Shakespeare Garden in Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield, New Jersey, USAPublic park or botanical garden. Operated by the Union County Park system, it was established in 1927. The Garden appears on the National Register of Historic Places.[33]
Dunedin Botanic GardenNew ZealandPublic park or botanical garden.[34]
Shakespeare Garden in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, CanadaPublic park or botanical garden
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Things to See and Do
at New York https://www.centralparknyc.org/blog/shakespeare-garden

Secrets of Shakespeare Garden

Discover hundreds of plants mentioned in William Shakespeare’s poems and plays, bronze plaques that feature Shakespearean quotes, and rustic benches and railings throughout Shakespeare Garden (West Side between 79th and 80th Streets).

Shakespeare Garden Plaque

Shakespeare Garden features tulips, crocuses, daffodils, fritillaries, anemones, hellebores, roses, and several other flower varieties each spring.

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GARDEN OF SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS

EXPLORING THE GARDEN OF SHAKESPEARE’S FLOWERS Golden Gate Park

Garden of Shakespeare’s Flowers

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SHAKESPEARE GARDEN Vancouver B.C. Canada Heritage Foundation
https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/place-that-matters/shakespeare-garden/
“I like to think of Shakespeare as someone who lived and worked with flowers. He made his gardens beautiful and you have followed his pattern in true spirit. Nothing has amazed me more than the beauty and luxuriousness of the gardens. Shakespeare, I am sure would have loved to live here. I have great pleasure in opening and dedicating these gardens.” – Lord Tweedsmuir at the opening of the Shakespeare Garden in Stanley Park, 1936.

Gardens for Shakespeare
There are over 180 plants referenced in Shakespeare’s work and many believe the Bard was not only an avid gardener, but had an advanced knowledge of horticulture. Gardens paying homage to Shakespeare became a trend in landscape architecture (particularly in Europe), and many ‘Shakespeare gardens’ were built around 1916, on the three-hundred year anniversary of his death.

Stanley Park Shakespeare Garden
In 1916, Mrs. Jonathan Rogers planted an oak tree near the site of the Rose Garden in Stanley Park, on behalf of the Vancouver Shakespeare Society, to honour the tercentenary of Shakespeare’s death. Other trees were planted in 1921 by the actress Eva Moore and Sir John Martin Harvey. In 1932, the Kilbe Shakespeare Circle and the Vancouver Shakespeare Society proposed constructing a proper Shakespeare Garden. Concept plans were drawn up by E.C. Thrupp and by 1935, the architect J. F. Watson had sculpted a Shakespeare monument with a quote from Ben Johnson’s poem ‘Memorial to Shakespeare,” “He was not of an age, but for all time.”

Golden Jubilee Opening
The Shakespeare garden was officially opened on August 28, 1936, for Vancouver’s Golden Jubilee celebration. Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir opened the garden by saying, “I like to think of Shakespeare as someone who lived and worked with flowers. He made his gardens beautiful and you have followed his pattern in true spirit. Nothing has amazed me more than the beauty and luxuriousness of the gardens. Shakespeare, I am sure would have loved to live here. I have great pleasure in opening and dedicating these gardens.” The Shakespearean Society of Vancouver and the Sheakespearean Club planted the trees mentioned in Shakespeare’s works including red oak, fir, beech, catalpa, fern leaf beech, tree of heaven, flowering ash, pacific dogwood, and laval hawthorn. Trees designated from the works of Shakespeare have been affixed with plaques that display their appropriate quotes.

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STRAIGHT FROM SHAKESPEARE

Flowers and plants played an important tool of imagery throughout Shakespeare’s literary masterpieces. While some of the blooms are rather recognizable, others are not too familiar. Below are a few quotes from some of Shakespeare’s works that detail his affinity for the use of blooms throughout his plays and sonnets:

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 An aluminum casting of Brenda Putnam's original statue of Puck stands in the west garden of the Folger Shakespeare Library.


An aluminum casting of Brenda Putnam‘s original statue of Puck stands in the west garden of the Folger Shakespeare Library. https://www.folger.edu/

Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003

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How To Plant A Shakespeare Garden
Anne Hathaway's Cottage Garden, How To Plant a Shakespeare Garden
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage Garden by Richard Peat CC BY-SA 2

In his collected works Shakespeare refers to over two hundred species of plants, with twenty-nine scenes taking place in gardens or in orchards. Shakespeare’s references to flowers and plants not only gave his plays a sense of place, like the Arden forest in As You Like It, the fairy forest of A MidsummerNight’s Dream or the rugged Scottish landscape of Macbeth. They also served as extended metaphors for human emotions and the human condition.

To honour the talents of the Bard why not create a Shakespeare inspired garden. Here are a few ideas on the how to do so

https://bardgarden.blogspot.com/2014/03/how-to-plant-shakespeare-garden.html

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Shakespeare Roses

by https://bardgarden.blogspot.com/2014/03/roses.html

roses, shakespeare flowers, shakespeare quotes, shakespeare garden
Credit: www.flickr.com/photos/summerbl4ck/2690402593

“Of all flowersMethinks a rose is best.” 

– Two Noble Kinsmen, Act II, Scene II

“What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet.”
– Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene II

“O rose of May
Dear maid, kind sister, sweet Ophelia.”

– Hamlet, Act IV, Scene V

“With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight.”

– A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II, Scene I

“Come, sit thee down upon this flowery bed,Why I thy amiable cheeks do coyAnd stick musk roses in thy sleek smooth headAnd kiss thy fair large ears, my gentle joy.”
– A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act IV, Scene I

“The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live.”

Sonnet 54
Shakespeare refers to the Rose over 70 times; it is the most mentioned flower throughout his work. The varieties of Rose he mentions include the Musk Rose (Rosa moschata), the Damask Rose (Rosa damascena), the Eglantine or Sweet Briar (Rosa rubiginosa), the Provence or Cabbage Rose (Rosa centifolia) and the Wild Dog Rose (Rosa canina).

Musk Rose (Rosa moschata)
Damask Rose (Rosa damascena)
Eglantine or Sweet Briar (Rosa rubiginosa)
Provence or Cabbage Rose (Rosa centifolia) in Shakespeare
Provence or Cabbage Rose (Rosa centifolia)
Wild Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

John Gerard wrote “the rose doth deserve the cheefest and most principle place among all flowers whatsoever, being not only esteemed for his beauties, vertues and his fragrant and odorous smell, but also because it is the honore and ornament of our English sceptre.”
The Rose has been the national emblem of England since The War of the Roses (1455-1485,) when the royal houses of York and Lancaster fought for the crown. The Red Rose was the emblem of the House of Lancaster and the White Rose was the emblem of the House of York. Shakespeare creates an imaginary scene in Henry VI Part I where the opposing parties chose sides.
PLANTAGENET:
Let him that is a true born gentleman
And stands upon the honour of his birth
If he suppose that I have pleaded truth
From off this briar pluck a white rose.

SOMERSET:
Let him that is no coward and no flatterer,
But dare maintain the party of the truth,
Pluck a red rose from off this thorn with me.

– Henry VI Part I, Act II, Scene IV
The White Rose of York is thought to be either the Rosa alba or the Rosa canina and the Red Rose of Lancaster is thought to be the Rosa gallica. The two houses were finally united with the marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York and the two flowers were joined to form the Tudor Rose.

The Tudor Rose

The Rose was considered to be the queen of all flowers and was used to represent beauty and love. However Shakespeare also used the Rose to convey the contrary nature of life, to say that like the Rose with its thorns, in life there is pleasure mixed with pain.

“Is love a tender thing? It is too rough,
Too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like Thorn.”

– Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene IV
“Roses have thorns and silver fountain mudAnd loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.”
Sonnet 35
“For women are as Roses, whose fair flowerBeing once display’d doth fall that very hour.”
– Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene IV
A number of varieties of Rose have been cultivated that are inspired by Shakespeare, they include the Glamis Castle Rose (Macbeth), the Scepter’d Isle Rose (Richard II), the Fair Bianca Rose (The Taming of the Shrew) the Othello Rose (Othello), the Prospero Rose (The Tempest), the Gentle Hermione (The Winter’s Tale) and the William Shakespeare Rose.
Labels: Cabbage RoseDamask RoseEglantineFlowersMusk RoseOpheliaRosesSweet BriarWild Dog Rose

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Roses of the Shakespeare Garden

by http://plainfieldgardenclub.org/cgi-bin/p/awtp-pa.cgi?d=plainfield-garden-club&type=1757

Rosa x centifolia ( plus many more )

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a) Poppy and Mandrake: The poppy has been seen as both a symbol for death (for its blood red color) and sleep (in reference to the opium it contains) in literature. The plant genus, Mandragora, belongs to the nightshades family and possesses a long history in connection with the Hebrew Bible, magic, spells, and witchcraft. In Cleopatra and Antony, Shakespeare makes mention of the plant as an ingredient in a drink that puts people to sleep for long periods of time.

“Not poppy, nor mandragora,
Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world,
Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep
Which thou owedst yesterday.”
Othello (3.3.368-71)

b) Daisies and Violets:
“When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight, ”
Love’s Labours Lost (5.2.900-4)

c) Roses:
“I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks…”
Sonnet 130

d) Lilies:
“Like the lily,
That once was mistress of the field and flourish’d,
I’ll hang my head and perish.”
Henry VIII (3.1.168-70)

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Shakespeare & Elizabethan Gardens

A list of Shakespeare and Elizabethan gardens in the UK and United States.

https://bardgarden.blogspot.com/p/shakespeare-gardens.html

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26 Best Shakespeare Roses images | David austin roses …www.pinterest.com › rosaleekoppe › shakespeare-rose

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Shakespeare Quotes About Flowers

Shakespeare Quotes About Flowers by https://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/quotes/categories/shakespeare-quotes-flowers/

This page details 40 Shakespeare Quotes about flowers. One of the many arguments against the Shakespeare conspiracy theory is the knowledge of rural life displayed by the author in his plays and poems. Moreover, the author had a particularly detailed, closely observed, knowledge of the flower, flora and fauna of Warwickshire, the rural area where Shakespeare grew up.

Warwickshire is well-known for the proliferation of violets in the Spring. Shakespeare loved this humble little flower and his texts are strewn with violets. The first 11 quotes are specific to violets, with the remaining quotes covering all types of plants.

1. ‘The forward violet thus I did chide-
Sweet thief, whence didst thou steal thy sweet that smells
If not from my love’s breath?’

Sonnet 99

2. ‘A violet in the youth of primy nature,
Forward, not permanent.’

Hamlet

3. ‘I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows.’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

4. ‘I think the king is but a man, as I
am: the violet smells to him as it doth to me: the
element shows to him as it doth to me.

Henry V

5. ‘Like the sweet sound,
That breathes upon a bank of violets.’

Twelfth Night

6. ‘From her fair and unpolluted flesh
May violets spring’

Hamlet

7. ‘Daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver-white.’

Love’s Labours Lost

8. ‘To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet,…
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.’
9. ‘Purple violets and marigolds,
Shall as a carpet hang upon thy grave.’

Pericles

10. ‘Welcome my son: who are the violets now
That strew the green lap of the new come spring?’

Richard II

11. ‘The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?
Ha!
Not she: nor doth she tempt: but it is I
That, lying by the violet in the sun,
Do as the carrion does, not as the flower,
Corrupt with virtuous season.’

Measure for Measure

12. ‘Flower of this purple dye,
Hit with Cupid’s archery,
Sink in apple of his eye.’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

13. ‘Yet mark’d I where the bolt of Cupid fell:
It fell upon a little western flower,
Before milk-white, now purple with love’s wound,
And maidens call it love-in-idleness.’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

14. ‘…luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

15. ‘When daffodils begin to peer,
With heigh! the doxy over the dale,
Why, then comes in the sweet o’ the year;
For the red blood reigns in the winter’s pale.’

The Winter’s Tale

16. ‘Now, my fair’st friend,
I would I had some flowers o’ the spring that might
Become your time of day; and yours, and yours,
That wear upon your virgin branches yet
Your maidenheads growing: O Proserpina,
For the flowers now, that frighted thou let’st fall
From Dis’s waggon! daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,
But sweeter than the lids of Juno’s eyes
Or Cytherea’s breath; pale primroses
That die unmarried, ere they can behold
Bight Phoebus in his strength–a malady
Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and
The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds,
The flower-de-luce being one! O, these I lack,
To make you garlands of, and my sweet friend,
To strew him o’er and o’er!’

The Winter’s Tale

17. ‘Lawn as white as driven snow;
Cyprus black as e’er was crow;
Gloves as sweet as damask roses.’

The Winter’s Tale

18. ‘Here’s flowers for you;
Hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram;
The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun
And with him rises weeping: these are flowers
Of middle summer, and I think they are given
To men of middle age.’

The Winter’s Tale

19. ‘Sir, the year growing ancient,
Not yet on summer’s death, nor on the birth
Of trembling winter, the fairest
flowers o’ the season
Are our carnations and streak’d gillyvors,
Which some call nature’s bastards: of that kind
Our rustic garden’s barren; and I care not
To get slips of them.’

The Winter’s Tale

21. ‘Like the lily,
That once was mistress of the field and flourish’d,
I’ll hang my head and perish.’

Henry VIII

22. ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.’

Romeo and Juliet

23. ‘What, no more ceremony? See, my women!
Against the blown rose may they stop their nose
That kneel’d unto the buds.’

Antony and Cleopatra

24. ‘The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live.’

Sonnet 54

25. ‘I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks…’

Sonnet 130

26. ‘No more be grieved at that which thou hast done:
Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.’

Sonnet 35

27. ‘Yet nor the lays of birds nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue
Could make me any summer’s story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew;
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.’

Sonnet 98

28. ‘The lily I condemned for thy hand,
And buds of marjoram had stol’n thy hair:
The roses fearfully on thorns did stand,
One blushing shame, another white despair;
A third, nor red nor white, had stol’n of both
And to his robbery had annex’d thy breath;
But, for his theft, in pride of all his growth
A vengeful canker eat him up to death.
More flowers I noted, yet I none could see
But sweet or colour it had stol’n from thee.’

Sonnet 99

29. ‘At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows.’

Love’s Labours Lost

30. ‘When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight’

Love’s Labours Lost

31. ‘Not poppy, nor mandragora,
Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world,
Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep
Which thou owedst yesterday.’

Othello

32. ‘His steeds to water at those springs
On chaliced flowers that lies;
And winking Mary-buds begin
To ope their golden eyes:
With every thing that pretty is,
My lady sweet, arise.’

Cymbeline

33. ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray,
love, remember: and there is pansies. that’s for thoughts.’

Hamlet

34. ‘There’s fennel for you, and columbines: there’s rue
for you; and here’s some for me: we may call it
herb-grace o’ Sundays: O you must wear your rue with
a difference. There’s a daisy’

Hamlet

35. ‘There is a willow grows aslant a brook,
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream;
There with fantastic garlands did she come
Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples
That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,
But our cold maids do dead men’s fingers call them:
There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke;
When down her weedy trophies and herself
Fell in the weeping brook.’

Hamlet

36. ”Tis dangerous to take a cold, to sleep, to
drink; but I tell you, my lord fool, out of this
nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.’

Henry IV Part 1

37. ‘He was met even now
As mad as the vex’d sea; singing aloud;
Crown’d with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds,
With bur-docks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers,
Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow
In our sustaining corn.’

King Lear

38. ‘…the fairest flowers o’ th’ season
Are our carnations and streaked gillyvors
Which some call nature’s bastards’

The Winter’s Tale

39. ‘Daffodils,
That come before the swallow dared, and take
The winds of March with beauty.’

The Winter’s Tale

40. ‘Of all the flowers, methinks a rose is best.’

The Two Noble Kinsmen

41. ‘Women are as roses, whose fair flower, being once displayed, doth fall that very hour.’

Twelfth Night

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – Flowers from Shakespeare’s Garden Wall Calendar 2020 (Art Calendar) Calendar – Wall Calendar, March 11, 2019

by Flame Tree Studio (Creator )

Calendar $31.89

This beautiful Shakespeare Birthplace Trust wall calendar showcases the beautiful illustrations of Walter Crane, an artist and illustrator who is now considered to be one of the most influential of his generation. His illustrations in this calendar were published in Flowers from Shakespeare’s Garden and were inspired by Shakespeare’s most poetic words on flowers. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month’s views. 

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – Flowers from Shakespeare’s Garden Wall Calendar 2020 (Art Calendar) Calendar – Wall Calendar, March 11, 2019

by Flame Tree Studio (Creator)

Calendar $31.89

This beautiful Shakespeare Birthplace Trust wall calendar showcases the beautiful illustrations of Walter Crane, an artist and illustrator who is now considered to be one of the most influential of his generation. His illustrations in this calendar were published in Flowers from Shakespeare’s Garden and were

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Flower's from Shakespeare's Garden by [Walter Crane]
Flower’s from Shakespeare’s Garden Kindle Edition

by Walter Crane  (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition

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A posy from Shakespeare’s plays. Features beautiful illustrated artwork showcasing some concepts and scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.

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There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. 
 Pray you, love, remember.
 And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts …
There’s fennel for you, and columbines.There’s rue for you, and here’s some for me. 
We may call it “herb of grace” o’ Sundays.
– Oh, you must wear your rue with a difference.
There’s a daisy. I would give you some violets, 
But they withered all when my father died.”
– Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5

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Botanical Shakespeare: An Illustrated Compendium of All the Flowers, Fruits, Herbs, Trees, Seeds, and Grasses Cited by the World’s Greatest Playwright Hardcover – April 4, 2017

by Gerit Quealy  (Author), Sumie Hasegawa Collins (Author), Helen Mirren (Foreword)

Hardcover $16.82 Kindle from $3.99

A captivating, beautifully illustrated, one-of-a-kind color compendium of the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited in the works of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, accompanied by their companion quotes from all of his plays and poems. With a foreword by Dame Helen Mirren—the first foreword she has ever contributed.

In this striking compilation, Shakespeare historian Gerit Quealy and respected Japanese artist Sumié Hasegawa combine their knowledge and skill in this first and only book that examines every plant that appears in the works of Shakespeare.

Botanical Shakespeare opens with a brief look at the Bard’s relationship to the plants mentioned in his works—a diversity that illuminates his knowledge of the science of botany, as well as the colloquy, revealing his unmatched skill for creating metaphorical connections and interweaving substantive philosophy. At the heart of the book are “portraits” of the over 170 flowers, fruits, grains, grasses, trees, herbs, seeds and vegetables that Shakespeare mentions in his plays and poems. Botanical Shakespeare features a gorgeous color illustration of each, giving a “face” to the name, alongside the specific text in which it appears and the character(s) who utter the lines in which it is mentioned.

This fascinating visual compendium also includes a dictionary describing each plant—such as Eglantine, a wild rose with a slight prickle, cherished for its singular scent, superior to any other rose; and the difference between apples and apple-john—along with indices listing the botanical by play/poem, by character, and genus for easy reference, ideal for gardeners and thoughtful birthday gift-giving.

This breathtaking, incomparable collection of exquisite artwork and companion quotes offers unique depth and insight into Shakespeare and his timeless work through the unusual perspective of the plants themselves.

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A Shakespearean Botanical Hardcover – December 15, 2015

by Margaret Willes (Author) Hardcover $22.50

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Hardcover $9.74

Shakespeare’s Gardens Hardcover – March 3, 2016

by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (Author),

Shakespeare’s Gardens is a highly illustrated, informative book about the gardens that William Shakespeare knew as a boy and tended as a man, published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in April 2016. This anniversary will be the focus of literary celebration of the man’s life and work throughout the English speaking world and beyond. The book will focus on the gardens that Shakespeare knew, including the five gardens in Stratford upon Avon in which he gardened and explored. From his birthplace in Henley Street, to his childhood playground at Mary Arden’s Farm, to his courting days at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and his final home at New Place – where he created a garden to reflect his fame and wealth. Cared for by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, these gardens are continually evolving to reflect our ongoing knowledge of his life. The book will also explore the plants that Shakespeare knew and wrote about in 17th century England: their use in his work and the meanings that his audiences would have picked up on – including mulberries, roses, daffodils, pansies, herbs and a host of other flowers. More than four centuries after the playwright lived, whenever we think of thyme, violets or roses, we more often than not still remember a quote from the 39 plays and 154 sonnets written by him.

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Shakespeare in the Garden Hardcover – September 1, 2006

Hardcover $39.92 by Mick Hales (Author)

Glorious images of gardens and the words of the immortal Bard of Avon make an enchanting combination in Shakespeare in the Garden. Mick Hales, one of the world’s preeminent landscape photographers, captures unforgettable images of 14 gardens in England, the United States, and Canada, including Shakespeare’s own gardens as well as the three great restorations of major Elizabethan properties by the Dowager Countess of Salisbury. Hale’s accompanying text sets the scene, with notes on the provenance of each exquisite site. There is also an Illustrated Alphabet of Plants, a unique visual document of 80 flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that Shakespeare mentions in his plays, each accompanied by a corresponding quotation.

Rare is the illustrated book that can enhance the power of Shakespeare’s poetry, but this one succeeds masterfully.

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Flowers From Shakespeare’s Garden: A Posy From The Plays Hardcover – August 22, 2015

by Walter Crane  (Author) Hardcover $21.95

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.

This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.

As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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The Quest for Shakespeare’s Garden 1st Edition

Hardcover $14.52 by Roy Strong (Author)

A lavishly illustrated history of gardens drawing from Shakespeare’s works and garden writing―published to commemorate the 400th anniversary year of his death

Published in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, The Quest for Shakespeare’s Garden traces the origins of garden history and the Elizabethan garden, as well as telling the story of the Bard’s own garden in Stratford-upon-Avon. Beautifully presented, the text is accompanied by quotations from Shakespeare’s works and lush illustrations of his gardens, past and present, plucked from a multitude of sources including embroidered Elizabethan clothing and Victorian gardening books, as well as various gardens around the world.

Roy Strong’s detailed account is inspired by Shakespeare’s works and supplemented by Francis Bacon’s 1625 essay “Of Gardens” which provides Elizabethan-era advice to garden enthusiasts on such topics as topiary, seasonal gardens, scents, aviaries, and more.126 illustrations

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The Language of Flowers: A Fully Illustrated Compendium of Meaning, Literature, and Lore for the Modern Romantic by [Odessa Begay]
The Language of Flowers:
A Fully Illustrated Compendium of Meaning, Literature, and Lore for the Modern Romantic Kindle Edition

by Odessa Begay  (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition

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With gorgeous full-color illustrations, ornate decorative elements, lettering in metallic ink, and engaging text, The Language of Flowers: A Fully Illustrated Compendium of Meaning, Literature, and Lore for the Modern Romantic is a treasure for flower lovers. A sumptuous, contemporary anthology of 50 of the world’s most storied and popular flowers, each of its entries offers insight to the meaning associated with the flower, and is a fascinating mix of foklore, classic mythology, literature, botanical information and popular culture. 

Following an introduction that provides a short history of the language of flowers, a fad which reached its peak during the reign of Queen Victoria, each uniquely illustrated and designed entry is an enjoyable read full of history and little-known facts. Here is the story of Tulipmania; how the pansy got its “face,” and why the most particular pollination process of a certain orchid has made the vanilla bean a very dear commodity. You’ll also dicover how Christian Dior’s passion for lily of the valley inspired his classic perfume Diorissimo and its extraordinary bottle; why Oscar Wilde had a penchant for wearing green carnations in his lapel; and how Greeks and Romans believed snapdragons could ward off witchcraft, so they planted them at entryways to their homes.

With more than a dozen two-page paintings evoking the romance of noteworthy Victorian gardens and symbolic bouquets, a cross-referenced index of flowers and meanings, and suggestions for further reading, this book is a must for lovers of floriology and Victoriana.

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A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion by [Mandy Kirkby, Vanessa Diffenbaugh]
A Victorian Flower Dictionary:
The Language of Flowers Companion Kindle Edition

by Mandy Kirkby  (Author), Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Foreword)

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Daffodils signal new beginnings, daisies innocence. Lilacs mean the first emotions of love, periwinkles tender recollection. Early Victorians used flowers as a way to express their feelings—love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now, modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence of this bygone custom, and this book will share the historical, literary, and cultural significance of flowers with a whole new generation. With lavish illustrations, a dual dictionary of flora and meanings, and suggestions for creating expressive arrangements, this keepsake is the perfect compendium for everyone who has ever given or received a bouquet.

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Flowerpaedia: 1000 flowers and their meanings by [Cheralyn Darcey]

Flowerpaedia: 1000 flowers and their meanings Kindle Edition
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Flowerpaedia is an A–Z reference guide of over 1000 flowers, researched and compiled by botanical explorer Cheralyn Darcey.This comprehensive dictionary includes each flower’s correct botanical name for easy and exact identification.You will delight in understanding what each flower means – emotionally, spiritually and symbolically – and are also able to search by the feeling or emotion you wish to convey or change.Expertly written with easy-to-understand insights, Cheralyn shares how we can work with a myriad of flowers to achieve balance, calm or healing in our lives, homes and gardens.For both the enthusiastic gardener and anyone charmed by the beauty and energy of flowers, this guide to understanding and selecting the right flower for every occasion and meaning will be felt and enjoyed by all.

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The Language of Flowers: The dictionary of flowers and their timeless meanings by [Nicolae Tanase]
The Language of Flowers:
The dictionary of flowers and their timeless meanings Kindle Edition

by Nicolae Tanase  (Author)

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This book will make you bloom! It contains a list of 800 flowers and their beautiful and timeless meanings. Easy to look through.

This pocket book will accompany you all the time in your phone, tablet, or in your Kindle. You can access the meaning of a flower anytime and everywhere, day or night, at a dating or a wedding, and early in the morning in the fragrant garden.

Bejewel your heart with the language of a flower. Give someone a flower imbued with fragrance and a word from the soul. Adorn your garden of flowers with values and virtues. Let your garden become the garden of love. Let your heart radiate like the fragrance of a flower…

Agrimony (Agrimonia) – Gratitude
Allspice (Pimenta) – Compassion

Baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata) – Everlasting love
Betony (Stachys); also: heal-all, self-heal, woundwort, betony, lamb’s ears – Surprise

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Read The Top 25 Shakespeare Friendship Quotes

by https://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/quotes/categories/friendship-quotes/

We’re here for you at NoSweatShakespeare and would like to share our favourite Shakespeare friendship quotes with you. The Shakespeare friendship quotes below are taken from the playssonnets and poems (and even one quote from Shakespeare’s grave!). So, without further ado, here are the all time friendship quotes from Shakespeare:

He that is thy friend indeed,
He will help thee in thy need:
If thou sorrow, he will weep;
If thou wake, he cannot sleep:
Thus of every grief in heart
He with thee doth bear a part.
These are certain signs to know
Faithful friend from flattering foe.

The Passionate Pilgrim

A friend should bear his friend’s infirmities.

Julius Caesar

Friendship is constant in all things
Save in the office and affairs of love.

Much Ado About Nothing

To set a gloss on faint deeds, hollow welcomes,
Recanting goodness, sorry ere ’tis shown;
But where there is true friendship, there needs none.

Timon of Athens

I would not wish
Any companion in the world but you.

The Tempest

There is flattery in friendship.

Henry V

Keep thy friend
Under thy own life’s key.

All’s Well That Ends Well

The band that seems to tie their friendship together will be the very strangler of their amity.

Antony and Cleopatra

To mingle friendship far is mingling bloods.

The Winter’s Tale

I count myself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul remembering my good friends.

Richard II

If thou wilt lend this money, lend it not
As to thy friends; for when did friendship take
A breed for barren metal of his friend?

The Merchant of Venice

I desire you in friendship, and I will one way or other make you amends.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
Grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel.

Hamlet

Thy friendship makes us fresh.

Henry VI Part 1

That which I would discover
The law of friendship bids me to conceal.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Love, friendship, charity, are subjects all
To envious and calumniating time.

Troilus and Cressida

Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice
And could of men distinguish her election,
Sh’ath sealed thee for herself.

Hamlet

Most friendship is feigning, most loving is folly

As You Like It

Words are easy, like the wind; faithful friends are hard to find

The Passionate Pilgrim

Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people

Henry VIII

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, all losses are restored and sorrows end

Sonnet 30

Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry

Hamlet

Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare,
To dig the dust enclosed heare.
Blest be the man that spares these stones,
And curst be he that moves my bones

Shakespeare’s grave

To me fair friend you never can be old

Sonnet 104

Most friendship is faining, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho, the holly.
This life is most jolly

As You Like It

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Most Famous William Shakespeare Love Quotes

by https://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/quotes/categories/shakespeare-love-quotes/

1. ‘If music be the food of love, play on’

(Twelfth Night – Act 1, Scene 1)

2. ‘There’s beggary in love that can be reckoned’

(Antony & Cleopatra – Act 1, Scene 1)

3. ‘Speak low if you speak love’

(Much Ado About Nothing – Act 2, Scene 1)

4. ‘The course of true love never did run smooth’

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act 1, Scene 2)

5. ‘Love goes by haps; Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps’

(Much Ado About Nothing – Act 3, Scene 2)

6. ‘The stroke of death is as a lovers pinch, Which hurts and is desired’

(Antony & Cleopatra – Act 5, Scene 5)

7. ‘She’s beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is woman, and therefore to be won’

(Henry VI Part 1 – Act 5, Scene 2)

8. ‘Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind’

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act 1, Scene 1)

9. ‘Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, Did my heart fly at your service’

(The Tempest – Act 3, Scene 1)

10. ‘Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?’

(As You Like It – Act 3, Scene 5)

11. ‘Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs’

(Romeo & Juliet – Act 1, Scene 1)

12. ‘I love you more than words can wield the matter, Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty’

(King Lear – Act 1, secene 1)

13. ‘Love is like a child, That longs for everything it can come by’

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14. ‘The sight of lovers feedeth those in love’

(As You Like It – Act 3, Scene 4)

15. ‘What is light, if Sylvia be not seen? What is joy if Sylvia be not by?’

(The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Act 3, Scene 1)

16. ‘Love is blind, and lovers cannot see, The pretty follies that themselves commit’

(The Merchant of Venice – Act 2, Scene 6)

17. ‘Love sought is good, but given unsought is better’

(Twelfth night – Act 3, Scene 1)

18. ‘Cupid is a knavish lad, thus to make females mad’

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act 3, Scene 3)

19. ‘Come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy, That one short minute gives me in her sight’

(Romeo & Juliet – Act 2, Scene 6)

20. ‘Doubt that the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move his aides, Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love’

(Hamlet – Act 2, Scene 2)

21. ‘I would not wish any companion in the world but you’

(The Tempest – Act 3, Scene 1)

22. ‘I pray you, do not fall in love with me, For I am falser than vows made in wine’

(As You Like It – Act 3, Scene 5)

23. ‘Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love’

(Anotony & Cleopatra – Act 3, Scene 5)

24. ‘Lovers can do their amorous rites by their own beauties’

(Romeo & Juliet – Act 3, Scene 2)

25. ‘Love hath made thee a tame snake’

(As You Like It – Act 4, Scene 3)

26. ‘She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them’

(Othello – Act 1, Scene 3)

27. ‘Oh, how this spring of love resembleth, The uncertain glory of an April day, Which now shows all beauty of the Sun, And by and by a cloud takes all away’

(The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Act 1, Scene 3)

28. ‘I will not be sworn but love may transform me to an oyster’

(Much Ado About Nothing – Act 2, Scene 3)

29. ‘Mistress, you know yourself, down on your knees, And thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love’

(As You Like It – Act 3, Scene 5)

30. ‘In thy youth wast as true a lover, As ever sighed upon a midnight pillow’

(As You Like It – Act 2, Scene 4)

31. ‘A heart to love, and in that heart, Courage, to make’s love known’

(Macbeth – Act 2, Scene 3)

32. ‘For where thou art, there is the world itself, And where thou art not, desolation’

(Henry VI Part 2 – Act 3, Scene 2)

33. ‘You cannot call it love, for at your age the heyday in the blood is tame’

(Hamlet – Act 3, Scene 4)

34. ‘She will die if you love her not, And she will die ere she might make her love known’

(Much Ado About Nothing – Act 2, Scene 3)

35. ‘Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love’

(As You Like It – Act 4, Scene 1)

36. ‘Men’s vows are women’s traitors’

(Cymbeline – Act 3, Scene 4)

37. ‘Alas, that love, so gentle in his view, Should be so tyrannous and rough in proof’

(Romeo & Juliet – Act 1, Scene 1)

38. ‘Love will not be spurred to what it loathes’

(The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Act 5, Scene 2)

39. ‘This bud of love by summer’s ripening breath, May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet’

(Romeo & Juliet – Act 2, Scene 1)

40. ‘To be wise and love, Exceeds man’s might’

(Troilus & Cressida – Act 3, Scene 2)

41. ‘They are in the very wrath of love, and they will go together. Clubs cannot part them’

(As You Like It – Act 5, Scene 2)

42. ‘His unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love’

(Othello – Act 4, Scene 2)

43. ‘What a pretty thing man is when he goes in his doublet and hose and leaves off his wit!’

(Much Ado About Nothing – Act 5, Scene 1)

44. ‘Is this the generation of love? Hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds? Why, they are vipers. Is love a generation of vipers?’

(Troilus & Cressida – Act 3, Scene 1)

45. ‘Love is begun by time, And time qualifies the spark and fire of it’

(Hamlet – Act 4, Scene 7)

46. ‘The sight of lovers feedeth those in love’

(As You Like It – Act 3, Scene 4)

47. ‘Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul, but I do love thee, and when I love thee not, chaos is come again’

(Othello – Act 3, Scene 3)

48. ‘Lovers ever run before the clock’

(The Merchant of Venice – Act 2, Scene 6)

49. ‘I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip’

(Othello – Act 4, Scene 3)

50. ‘I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say ‘I love you”

(Henry V – Act 5, Scene 2)

51. ‘I’ll make my heaven in a lady’s lap’

(Henry VI part 3 – Act 3, Scene 2)

52. ‘You have witchcraft in your lips’

(Henry V – Act 5, Scene 2)

53. ‘I humbly do beseech of your pardon, For too much loving you’

(Othello – Act 3, Scene 3)

54. ‘Kiss me, Kate, we shall be married o’Sunday’

(The Taming of the Shrew – Act 2, Scene 7)

55. ‘I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he loves me’

(Much Ado About Nothing – Act 1, Scene 1)

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Shakespeare Quotes on Food and Drink

https://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/quotes/categories/shakespeare-food-drink/

1. ‘The forward violet thus I did chide-
Sweet thief, whence didst thou steal thy sweet that smells
If not from my love’s breath?’

Sonnet 99

2. ‘A violet in the youth of primy nature,
Forward, not permanent.’

Hamlet

3. ‘I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows.’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

4. ‘I think the king is but a man, as I
am: the violet smells to him as it doth to me: the
element shows to him as it doth to me.

Henry V

5. ‘Like the sweet sound,
That breathes upon a bank of violets.’

Twelfth Night

6. ‘From her fair and unpolluted flesh
May violets spring’

Hamlet

7. ‘Daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver-white.’

Love’s Labours Lost

8. ‘To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
To throw a perfume on the violet,…
Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.’
9. ‘Purple violets and marigolds,
Shall as a carpet hang upon thy grave.’

Pericles

10. ‘Welcome my son: who are the violets now
That strew the green lap of the new come spring?’

Richard II

11. ‘The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?
Ha!
Not she: nor doth she tempt: but it is I
That, lying by the violet in the sun,
Do as the carrion does, not as the flower,
Corrupt with virtuous season.’

Measure for Measure

12. ‘Flower of this purple dye,
Hit with Cupid’s archery,
Sink in apple of his eye.’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

13. ‘Yet mark’d I where the bolt of Cupid fell:
It fell upon a little western flower,
Before milk-white, now purple with love’s wound,
And maidens call it love-in-idleness.’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

14. ‘…luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

15. ‘When daffodils begin to peer,
With heigh! the doxy over the dale,
Why, then comes in the sweet o’ the year;
For the red blood reigns in the winter’s pale.’

The Winter’s Tale

16. ‘Now, my fair’st friend,
I would I had some flowers o’ the spring that might
Become your time of day; and yours, and yours,
That wear upon your virgin branches yet
Your maidenheads growing: O Proserpina,
For the flowers now, that frighted thou let’st fall
From Dis’s waggon! daffodils,
That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,
But sweeter than the lids of Juno’s eyes
Or Cytherea’s breath; pale primroses
That die unmarried, ere they can behold
Bight Phoebus in his strength–a malady
Most incident to maids; bold oxlips and
The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds,
The flower-de-luce being one! O, these I lack,
To make you garlands of, and my sweet friend,
To strew him o’er and o’er!’

The Winter’s Tale

17. ‘Lawn as white as driven snow;
Cyprus black as e’er was crow;
Gloves as sweet as damask roses.’

The Winter’s Tale

18. ‘Here’s flowers for you;
Hot lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram;
The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun
And with him rises weeping: these are flowers
Of middle summer, and I think they are given
To men of middle age.’

The Winter’s Tale

19. ‘Sir, the year growing ancient,
Not yet on summer’s death, nor on the birth
Of trembling winter, the fairest
flowers o’ the season
Are our carnations and streak’d gillyvors,
Which some call nature’s bastards: of that kind
Our rustic garden’s barren; and I care not
To get slips of them.’

The Winter’s Tale

21. ‘Like the lily,
That once was mistress of the field and flourish’d,
I’ll hang my head and perish.’

Henry VIII

22. ‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.’

Romeo and Juliet

23. ‘What, no more ceremony? See, my women!
Against the blown rose may they stop their nose
That kneel’d unto the buds.’

Antony and Cleopatra

24. ‘The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live.’

Sonnet 54

25. ‘I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks…’

Sonnet 130

26. ‘No more be grieved at that which thou hast done:
Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud;
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.’

Sonnet 35

27. ‘Yet nor the lays of birds nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue
Could make me any summer’s story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew;
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.’

Sonnet 98

28. ‘The lily I condemned for thy hand,
And buds of marjoram had stol’n thy hair:
The roses fearfully on thorns did stand,
One blushing shame, another white despair;
A third, nor red nor white, had stol’n of both
And to his robbery had annex’d thy breath;
But, for his theft, in pride of all his growth
A vengeful canker eat him up to death.
More flowers I noted, yet I none could see
But sweet or colour it had stol’n from thee.’

Sonnet 99

29. ‘At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows.’

Love’s Labours Lost

30. ‘When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight’

Love’s Labours Lost

31. ‘Not poppy, nor mandragora,
Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world,
Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep
Which thou owedst yesterday.’

Othello

32. ‘His steeds to water at those springs
On chaliced flowers that lies;
And winking Mary-buds begin
To ope their golden eyes:
With every thing that pretty is,
My lady sweet, arise.’

Cymbeline

33. ‘There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray,
love, remember: and there is pansies. that’s for thoughts.’

Hamlet

34. ‘There’s fennel for you, and columbines: there’s rue
for you; and here’s some for me: we may call it
herb-grace o’ Sundays: O you must wear your rue with
a difference. There’s a daisy’

Hamlet

35. ‘There is a willow grows aslant a brook,
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream;
There with fantastic garlands did she come
Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples
That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,
But our cold maids do dead men’s fingers call them:
There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke;
When down her weedy trophies and herself
Fell in the weeping brook.’

Hamlet

36. ”Tis dangerous to take a cold, to sleep, to
drink; but I tell you, my lord fool, out of this
nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.’

Henry IV Part 1

37. ‘He was met even now
As mad as the vex’d sea; singing aloud;
Crown’d with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds,
With bur-docks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers,
Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow
In our sustaining corn.’

King Lear

38. ‘…the fairest flowers o’ th’ season
Are our carnations and streaked gillyvors
Which some call nature’s bastards’

The Winter’s Tale

39. ‘Daffodils,
That come before the swallow dared, and take
The winds of March with beauty.’

The Winter’s Tale

40. ‘Of all the flowers, methinks a rose is best.’

The Two Noble Kinsmen

41. ‘Women are as roses, whose fair flower, being once displayed, doth fall that very hour.’

Twelfth Night+

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Famous Shakespeare Quotes

50 Of Shakespeare’s Most Famous Quotes by https://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/quotes/famous-shakespeare-quotes/

1. ‘To be, or not to be: that is the question’

(Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1)

2. ‘All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.’

(As You Like it Act 2, Scene 7)

3. ‘Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?’

(Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 2)

4. ‘Now is the winter of our discontent’

(Richard III Act 1, Scene 1)

5. ‘Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?’

(Macbeth Act 2, Scene 1)

6. ‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.’

(Twelfth Night Act 2, Scene 5)

7. ‘Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.’

(Julius Caesar Act 2, Scene 2)

8. ‘Full fathom five thy father lies, of his bones are coral made. Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade, but doth suffer a sea-change into something rich and strange.’

(The Tempest Act 1, Scene 2)

9. ‘A man can die but once.’

(Henry IV, Part 2 Act 3, Part 2)

10. ‘How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!’

(King Lear Act 1, Scene 4)about:blank

11. ‘Frailty, thy name is woman.’

(Hamlet Act 1, Scene 2)

12. ‘If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?’

(The Merchant of Venice Act 3, Scene 1)

13. ‘I am one who loved not wisely but too well.’

(Othello Act 5, Scene 2)

14. ‘The lady doth protest too much, methinks

(Hamlet Act 3, Scene 2)

15. ‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.’

(The Tempest Act 4, Scene 1)

16. ‘Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.’

(Macbeth Act 5, Scene 5)

17. ‘Beware the Ides of March.

(Julius Caesar Act 1, Scene 2)

18. ‘Get thee to a nunnery.’

(Hamlet Act 3, Scene 1)

19. ‘If music be the food of love play on.

(Twelfth Night Act 1, Scene 1)

20. ‘What’s in a name? A rose by any name would smell as sweet.’

(Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 2)

21. ‘The better part of valor is discretion’

(Henry IV, Part 1 Act 5, Scene 4)

22. ‘To thine own self be true.

(Hamlet Act 1, Scene 3)

23. ‘All that glisters is not gold.’

(The Merchant of Venice Act 2, Scene 7)

24. ‘Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.’

(Julius Caesar Act 3, Scene 2)

25. ‘Nothing will come of nothing.’

(King Lear Act 1, Scene 1)

26. ‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 1, Scene 1)

27. ‘Lord, what fools these mortals be!’

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 1, Scene 1)

28. ‘Cry “havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war

(Julius Caesar Act 3, Scene 1)

29. ‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’

(Hamlet Act 2, Scene 2)

30. ‘A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!

(Richard III Act 5, Scene 4)

31. ‘There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.’

(Hamlet Act 1, Scene 5)

32. ‘Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.’

(A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 1, Scene 1)

33. ‘The fault, dear Brutus, lies not within the stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.’

(Julius Caesar Act 1, Scene 2)

34. ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?’

(Sonnet 18)

35. ‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.’

(Sonnet 116)

36. ‘The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interrèd with their bones.’

(Julius Caesar Act 3, Scene 2)

37. ‘But, for my own part, it was Greek to me.’

(Julius Caesar Act 1, Scene 2)

38. ‘Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.’

(Hamlet Act 1, Scene 3)

39. ‘We know what we are, but know not what we may be.’

(Hamlet Act 4, Scene 5)

40. ‘Off with his head!’

(Richard III Act 3, Scene 4)

41. ‘Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.’

(Henry IV, Part 2 Act 3, Scene 1)

42. ‘Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.’

(The Tempest Act 2, Scene 2)

43. ‘This is very midsummer madness.’

(Twelfth Night Act 3, Scene 4)

44. ‘Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.’

(Much Ado about Nothing Act 3, Scene 1)

45. ‘I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.’

(The Merry Wives of Windsor Act 3, Scene 2)

46. ‘We have seen better days.’

(Timon of Athens Act 4, Scene 2)

47. ‘I  am a man more sinned against than sinning.’

(King Lear Act 3, Scene 2)

48. ‘Brevity is the soul of wit.

(Hamlet Act 2, Scene 2)

49. ‘This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle… This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.’

(Richard II Act 2, Scene 1)

50. ‘What light through yonder window breaks.’

Romeo and Juliet Act 2, Scene 2)

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all rosehips are edible. The ‘Hip‘ is actually the fruit of the rose. The tastiest ones foragers usually gather are Dog Rose (Rosa canina). … Although they have big ‘Hips‘, the flavour is quite watery, so is not that suited to making things like rosehip syrup, but is excellent in jams, jellies, vinegar etc

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Rose hip
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rose hips from Rosa rugosa (beach rose)

Rose hips from Rosa rugosa (beach rose)

Dog rose showing the bright red hips

Dog rose showing the bright red hips

The rose hip or rose­hip, also called rose haw and rose hep, is the ac­ces­sory fruit of the rose plant. It is typ­i­cally red to or­ange, but ranges from dark pur­ple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form after suc­cess­ful pol­li­na­tion of flow­ers in spring or early sum­mer, and ripen in late sum­mer through au­tumn.

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