Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Roses, Fresh & Dried...
Mr. C and I both love roses. We have become very fond of them and are growing many in our garden after he fenced out the deer. I have no photos of the garden this year. Mr. C and I just spent two very long days pruning them further back than ever before and I seriously hope they survive the winter cold and snow.
We have had profusions of blossoms all summer long and have enjoyed them with their beautiful special rose scents. After we have gotten all the enjoyment out of the fresh blossoms I dry the petals. The colors are amazing.
I have dried roses in all colors and sizes displayed in various rooms. They remind me of celebrations and special loving moments. Not all are from our garden. Some are long stemmed florist bouquets.
Here is a tray of dried petals. See how brilliant the colors remain? Not much of the scent remains however.
Here is another tray of petals and blossoms that I am saving for some creative projects. The blossoms are rather fragile so I shall need to be careful with them.
Here is another vase of dried roses. They look rather sad in this photo however in real life they are very beautiful and I truly enjoy them.
Here is another basket of dried roses. All of these are from this year's blooms. I have these in my laundry room. What a luxury to view while doing chores.
Hmmm...here are dried rose petals and lavender buds. Looks like they are combining together. Next post I'll show you more...
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