Why are roses planted at the end of rows of grape vines? A few theories exist.
Practically speaking, ask most vineyard managers, and the most likely explanation they give you is that they look nice, and it’s a bit of a tradition that it’s done this day. But how did this tradition come about?
There are a few explanations. The most plausible is that roses and grape vines have similar susceptibility to disease; the roses at the end of rows are are highly visible and can serve as an early warning to tell the vineyard manager to take action.
More romantically (and my personal favourite) is that draught horses who became blind from working in coal mines, were traded a better life ploughing the vineyards. When they smelled the roses, they knew to turn around for the next row.
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