How to Preserve Yellow, Red and Oranges Roses

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Roses 2012 © Delores Randall

Millions of individuals received a long and short stem yellow, red, and orange roses on Valentine’s Day around the globe. I had the pleasure of getting roses during my Aunt Althea’s funeral a week before Valentine’s Day.

 

Single rose Rose 2011 © Delores Randall 530x530 How to Preserve Yellow, Red and Oranges Roses

Single Rose 2011 © Delores Randall

I plucked the only surviving single rose from my landscaping bed before the first winter frost. The beautiful yellow rose was dangling from the branch before it began to bloom. The rose began to bloom after a few days sitting in water. I attempted to capture the center of the flower the second day it began blooming. Absolutely beautiful….

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Dried Rose 2011 © Delores Randall

 

My single yellow rose eventually thoroughly dried up. It still looked beautiful to me. I just threw it away in the trash.

 

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Roses 2012 © Delores Randall

 

Roses are a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. There are over 100 species. I have been attempting to grow roses in my landscaping bed for the last 6 years. Each year the roses come back but a few of my shrubs did not survive the harsh conditions.

 

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Roses 2012 © Delores Randall

 

Tie the roses together with string or rubber bands. Hang them upside down to began preserving the beautiful blooming bulbs. I admired my roses for three days before I began the drying process to preserve the yellow, red and orange roses.

 

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Roses 2012 © Delores Randall

 

After the roses are stringed and taped together. Hang the roses up in a window.

 

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Roses 2012 © Delores Randall

 

In one week as you can see in the image above. The roses are moist in the center. By hanging the roses upside down it prevents the droopy dried look and keeps the stems straight.

 

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Roses 2012 © Delores Randall

 

The roses are gorgeous. The red roses dried to a deep red, the yellow roses maintain the yellow, pink roses became a darker hue of pink and the orange remain orange.

 

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Roses 2012 © Delores Randall

 

Cut the rubber bands and strings from stems.

 

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Roses 2012 © Delores Randall

 

Cut the stems. Place in a small vase without water.

 

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Roses 2012 © Delores Randall

 

Here comes the hard part. Decide where you want to sit your flowers in your crib. I suggest putting it in an area that is not disturbed to prevent the roses from being brush against, this will cause flaking and will destroy the dried flowers. Spritz lightly with your favorite perfume fragrance. Every time you walk pass the roses you can smell a light flowery fragrance in the air. Your olfactory glans will thank you for it and your spirit will soar.

 

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Roses 2012 © Delores Randall

 

I am still deciding where I want to sit my preserved yellow, red and orange dried roses? These roses are absolutely gorgeous.

 

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Rose in a Bible 2012 © Delores Randall

 

In loving memory of my Aunt Althea. I placed a single rose in my bible to dry flat.

Proverbs 15:1-7

1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

2 The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.

3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.

4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.

5 A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin.

7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not upright.

 

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Stack of Bibles 2012 © Delores Randall

 

Place the rose in between two napkins to prevent the page of the book from staining. When the rose has thoroughly dried than remove the tissue if you desire. Stack your favorite books on top of the book with the flower. Done…

Note: An individual can receive roses anytime of the year. Not only on Valentine’s Day. A rose is still a beautiful rose. Do you stop and smell the roses? Do you admire the rose gorgeous array of colors? Have you tried to grow your own roses?

 

 

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  • Nicol Hawkins

    Orange roses resulted from the hybridization of wild yellow roses and traditional red roses