What's in a name? Sometimes it's nothing more than history or tradition.
When the Men's Garden Club of Omaha was formed, many women were stay-at-home moms and housewives. If they joined a garden club, it usually met during the day. The Men's Garden Club provided an opportunity for men to join together at night to share their interest in horticulture. Today, many women work outside of the home, and like the men prefer a night-time meeting time. Women are welcome to join the club, and are equal members. Over the years, we have had many women serving as officers of the club. Like Boys Town, which serves both boys and girls, we have simply retained the original (historic) name.
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Fun Flower Facts
Iris means rainbow.
Iris is named for the Greek goddess, Iris, the messenger of love.
In the language of flowers, iris symbolize eloquence.
Purple iris symbolize wisdom & compliments
Blue iris symbolize faith & hope
Yellow iris symbolize passion
The oldest living rose bush (1000 years old) will be found at Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany.
The largest rose bush has as many as 200,000 blooms when in full bloom.
The largest single blossom is 33" in diameter.
While women prefer pastel colored roses, men prefer red ones.
Cleopatra's palace is said to have been carpeted with rose petals.
There are no blue roses because roses lack the gene that produces dephididin (a blue pigment).
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