Drying roses

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I wrote a post a couple weeks ago about making rainbow roses, using my neighbors beautiful roses that post through to our side of the fence… Well thanks to my neighbors fantastic gardening skills, we have enjoyed the roses for a few weeks now. But when the petals start falling off, I just can’t let them drop to the ground. So every couple days, I go out and shake the roses to gather the petals.

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I spread them out on a small cookie sheet on top of the toaster oven where it is warm, but not hot.

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Here is what the petals look like after a couple days on top of the toaster…

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I put the dried petals into a couple mason jars when they become dry and crunchy. By the time the petals have dried, I have collected some more petals to repeat the process.

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I’m thinking I can use them to make soap, tea, potpourri, or use them in a craft…not sure yet, but I’ll let you know..

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3 responses »

  1. ..had such fun seeing the petals drying at your place that i did the same om my toaster oven……………..my petals were special rose bouquets from family gardens ……they had not been sprayed so it was a fun way to preserve their gift….thanks

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