Henry’s Heritage Flower Pots
Fran’s Flowers is pleased to offer for sale these pieces of local growing history.
These antique flower pots came from Flint Brothers Greenhouses in Lincoln, Massachusetts and were used to grow stevia plants back at the turn of the last century. They even survived the 1938 hurricane! The Flint Greenhouses were founded in 1895 by Edward Flint. The pots were originally purchased by Flint Greenhouses from Kidder Bros. when they closed their business in the 1890’s.
Own a piece of local history for your garden! Two sizes available 9” and 6” diameter clay pots, $10 and $5 each respectively, while supplies last. Profits going to support the restoration of the Flint Homestead in Lincoln, MA.
What’s in a Name: some say the genus name of Rosa is derived from the Celtic rhos or rhod (meaning red) others from a Roman beauty named Rhodanthe
History: The most popular story of the rose’s origin centers around a beautiful Roman woman named Rhodanthe, who traveled to the Temple of Diana, seeking refuge from persistent suitors. The suitors broke down the temple gates, infuriating Diana so much that she turned the suitors into thorns and Rhodanthe into a beautiful flower – the Rose.
Symbolism: All roses are said to symbolize love and appreciation, but each color has specific meaning as well; such as white for purity and yellow for true friendship.
Did You Know?
• Roses are considered a good luck gift for women
• Rosebuds symbolize beauty and youth.
• Medieval gardens had roses for both medicine & food
• Rose hips – apple-like structures that form after flowering – are high in vitamin C
• Roses are in the same family as apples