Well, sort of. hortonsfarm.com has been around since 2006 and this is our third “morph”. I’ll spare you the bizarre details of our history of technical difficulties, but suffice to say – we hope, we PLAN for this to be the last version of the website. We lost so much – photos, articles, etc. with the demise of previous versions, that we hope in time, God willing, our website, like our farm, can be a rich, peaceful and pleasant place to visit.
If you’ve been here before you recognize our header. Many thanks go to Olga and Pete and Norman for saving it through the trials and tribulations. After nearly 10 years of it being our signature graphic, it makes this new beginning feel like “home.”
And if you’re new here, and wondering who and what Horton’s Farm is and is about – bookmark us and visit again! We don’t plan to go anywhere and there will be more when you return!
A rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species and thousands of cultivars. They form a group of plants that can be erect shrubs, climbing or trailing with stems that are often armed with sharp prickles. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Species, cultivars and hybrids are all widely grown for their beauty and often are fragrant. Rose plants range in size from compact, miniature roses, to climbers that can reach seven meters in height. Different species hybridize easily, and this has been used in the development of the wide range of garden roses.
The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa, which was perhaps borrowed from Oscan, from Greek ρόδον rhódon (Aeolicβρόδον wródon), itself borrowed from Old Persian wrd- (wurdi), related to Avestan varəδa, Sogdian ward, Parthian wâr.
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