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    Default What does "meidiland "mean?

    I find a sentence in an article, it says:Roses with names like “Red meidiland”……I cannot find the word "meidiland" in the dictionary, and what does "Red meidiland" mean for the name of a rose?

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    Default Re: What does "meidiland "mean?

    The rose seems to be named after its creator. A cultivator of roses would consider it the ultimate honor to have a rose named after him. Apparently, Meidiland has achieved that. The rose (not surprisingly) is red. It is a beautiful rose, and I would be proud to have it in my rose garden if I still had one. :(

    Below find a couple of links to websites that discuss the Red Meidiland. (The hybridizer's name is Meilland, which is similar but not the same as the name of the rose.)

    Go to:
    http://www.helpmefind.com/sites/rrr/pl.php?n=5134
    http://www.starroses.com/viewrose.cfm?RoseID=217



    For more, go to:
    http://ms101.mysearch.com/jsp/GGmain...d+meidiland%22

    Take the time to visit the websites (especially the first one). The roses are quite pretty.

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    They're also named after people- I seem to remember one being named after princess Di.

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    Default Re: What does "meidiland "mean?

    Thank you. The first website recommended by Ronbee is quite good. I find many kinds of roses I just read in the article, for example, Chrysler Imperial, Honorable Lady Lindsay , Pikes Peak.

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    Chrysler Imperial? Weird name.

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    Default Re: What does "meidiland "mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny Lau
    Thank you. The first website recommended by Ronbee is quite good. I find many kinds of roses I just read in the article, for example, Chrysler Imperial, Honorable Lady Lindsay , Pikes Peak.
    Cool names! (Easy to remember; hard to forget.)

    8)

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    Default Re: What does "meidiland "mean?

    There are still more: Golden Chersonese; Alba Celeste: Trumpeter; You said they are cool names. But as a non-English spoken person, I just cannot sense their beauty
    To me, they are not only difficult to understand, but to translate! So, I have decided to pass over these names and not to translate them !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny Lau
    There are still more: Golden Chersonese; Alba Celeste: Trumpeter; You said they are cool names. But as a non-English spoken person, I just cannot sense their beauty
    To me, they are not only difficult to understand, but to translate! So, I have decided to pass over these names and not to translate them !
    I can help you with some of the names. Chrysler Imperial is a car, Honorable Lady Lindsay is almost certainly a person. Pikes Peak is a mountain in Colorado. I didn't find the Golden Chersonese, but "golden" in the name indicates its color. I didn't find the Alba Celeste, but I did find the Celeste. (It has several other names.) I think that is somebody's name. (Celeste is a female name.) I did find the Trumpeter. It's a beautiful rose.



    Queen Elizabeth
    http://www.helpmefind.com/sites/rrr/pl.php?n=5044

    Charlotte Armstrong
    http://www.helpmefind.com/sites/rrr/pl.php?n=1097

    Mme. Edouard Herriot
    http://www.helpmefind.com/sites/rrr/pl.php?n=3993

    Chrysler Imperial
    http://www.helpmefind.com/sites/rrr/pl.php?n=1175

    Honorable Lady Lindsay
    http://www.helpmefind.com/sites/rrr/pl.php?n=21494

    Roses:
    http://www.helpmefind.com/sites/rrr/...?srchTyp=plant
    http://www.helpmefind.com/sites/rrr/...?srchTyp=plant

    Trumpeter
    http://www.helpmefind.com/sites/rrr/pl.php?n=13661

    Canary Bird (yellow)
    http://www.helpmefind.com/sites/rrr/pl.php?n=934

    Bleu CÚleste
    http://www.helpmefind.com/sites/rrr/pl.php?n=29303

    Celeste
    http://www.helpmefind.com/sites/rrr/pl.php?n=12182

    8)

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    Thank you so much, Ronbee. It's very very very kind of you :)

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    You're welcome. I enjoyed looking at the pictures of all those beautiful roses.

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