The rose is probably the most pertinent garden related symbol for this moment as the country is poised to make a choice of historic proportions. It is this nation's national floral emblem and coincidentally, its first president George Washington, also the country's first Rose breeder. The image above is actually named after a famous Illinois senator who became President, Mr Lincoln, except I tweaked the image and made this red rose a lot bluer. Lets see how things turn out for that other senator from Illinois tomorrow. A rose named after him should certainly also be a lot bluer.