Growing Roses For Flower Arranging

Growing Roses For Flower Arranging

Of all the flowers in the garden, roses are the most frequently picked for flower arranging. Modern varieties of roses flower so freely and over so long a period that you can gather many flowers without robbing, spoiling the appearance of the bush, or taking colour from the garden. There is no need ever to take the cluster of floribunda roses; those individuals that make up the group have stems long enough for you to fit them into some arrangement or other. If you go over the bushes as if you were stealing the blooms and wanted no one to discover your crime you can find a surprising number!

At the end of the season, especially if we have a mild autumn, the bushes go on and on producing buds. Cut these before they become weathered. Watch over them and as soon as you see the calyx bending back away from the petals cut the stem. These already moving buds will continue to grow in water and will slowly develop into full blown roses.

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