Garden Roses

Garden Roses

Garden roses are the most fragrant roses that are grown.  They are a symbol of grace and charm.  With their breathtaking scent, they are one of the most popular and widely cultivated groups of flowering plants, especially in temperate climates. Numerous cultivars have been produced, especially over the last two centuries, though roses have been known in the garden for millennia’s beforehand.

While most garden roses are grown for their fragrance and beauty, some are also valued for other reasons, with its large bushes it can provide ground cover or be useful for hedging.

Arranging Garden Roses can be achieved in a very simple way by taking two or three blooms cut short and displayed in a small vase, either on their own or mixed with other flowers.  Nothing can be easier to do and of course it allows you to enjoy garden roses spread out over several rooms.  Always check the water level in small container daily as garden roses are very thirsty flowers.

Always try to give an impression of natural growth when working with garden roses.  Show off the different angles of their large open blooms by positioning some facing outwards to the side.  This adds to the charm of the arrangement. 

For a contemporary, minimalist look, arrange several tall, slim bud vases in a row, each containing a single rose.  For a stunning, easy to create centerpiece, float the open rose heads in a large bowl of fresh water and add some foliage or glass beads.  This will create an interesting, textural effect.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!!!

We are celebrating our annual Summer Rose Celebration.

7/11-8/31 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Palmetto Bay Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Rose arrangements.

Every Sat during our celebration there will be a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques for creating a stunning arrangement using fresh rose stems & bunches.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo. Our designer will raffle off an arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

DIY: Natural Rose Dye for Fabric

Rose Dyed FabricMaterials needed:
Water
Rose Flower buds
Vinegar
Lemon Juice
Fabric (washed and dried)

1. The first step is to take the rose flower buds, full bloom, and chop them up into tiny pieces. Place this into a pot then add double the amount of water to the flowers.

2. Place this on the stove and bring to a boil, then turn the burner to low and simmer for about an hour. Meanwhile, place you fabric into a separate pot or bowl of three parts cold water and one part vinegar. Let the fabric soak in the solution for an hour, or until the dye is ready. After the fabric has soaked, rinse it out under the faucet then squeeze out excess water.

3. When the dye is done simmering, strain, then toss the petals. There will be excess dye soaked into the petals, so squeeze it out to make the most of your materials. Add lemon juice to activate the alkaloids and the color of dye will be a brilliant pink. Next, add the fabric to the pot and let soak for a few hours or overnight depending on the shade of pink wanted.

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We are celebrating our annual Summer Rose Celebration.

7/11-8/31 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Palmetto Bay Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Rose arrangements.

Every Sat during our celebration there will be a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques for creating a stunning arrangement using fresh rose stems & bunches.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo. Our designer will raffle off an arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Benefits of “Rose Hips”

Rose HypanthiumRose hips (the fruit of the rose which forms at the base of the flower) are a nutritional treasure chest – rich in vitamins (C, E, and K), pectin, beta-carotene, and bio-flavinoids. These elements produce a strong antioxidant effect which protects and enhances the immune system. Rose hips improve blood cholesterol and blood pressure levels, digestive efficiency, and weight management (and are also a special winter treat for birds and wild animals).

Rose Hips

We are celebrating our annual Summer Rose Celebration.
7/11-8/31 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Palmetto Bay Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Rose arrangements.

Every Sat during our celebration there will be a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques for creating a stunning arrangement using fresh rose stems & bunches.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo. Our designer will raffle off an arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Flowering Facts: Roses

Pink Day• Roses are valued for their romantic symbolism but their blooms are also edible. No, they don’t taste like chicken. Rather like the flavors of green apples and strawberries.
• The rose family also includes pears, apples, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, and almonds.
• The rose is named as the favorite flower of 85% of Americans.
• George Washington bred roses at his home. Apparently, pruning roses came naturally to him (what with all that practice “pruning” cherry trees as a child).
• A fossilized rose – over 35 million years old – was found in Florissant, Colorado.
• Rose hips contain more Vitamin C than any other fruit or vegetable.
• Mythology says that roses grew thorns when Cupid accidentally shot an arrow into a rose garden.
national teacher day• The oldest rose in the world has flourished for over 1,000 years on the wall of Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany.
• On Valentine’s Day in 2010, a whopping 198 million roses were sold in the United States. 59% of them were red. 100% of them were over-priced (see next fun fact).
• Just in time for Valentine’s Day, rose prices typically jump 42% in February.
• There are more than 15,000 different types of rose species and cultivated varieties worldwide.
• A nursery will name a rose after you for a fee. To have the next rose named (not just any other name, but your name) you’ll have to fork over $15,000.

We are celebrating our annual Summer Rose Celebration.

7/11-8/31 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Palmetto Bay Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Rose arrangements.

Every Sat during our celebration there will be a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques for creating a stunning arrangement using fresh rose stems & bunches.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo. Our designer will raffle off an arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

DIY: How to Dry Roses

Dry RosesSometimes people want to dry out their rose bouquets as a memory of why they were given or who they were given by. Air drying your roses is much simpler than you think. This method works best with roses that are fresh, healthy and have retained all their color.
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
1. Remove all of the green leaves.
2. Bunch the bottom of the stems together so the roses fan out. Tie the stems together at the bottom with string or twine.
3. Hang the roses upside down in a dry, dark place. Let them hang for two to three weeks to make sure they are completely dry.

Now you have a preserved bunch of roses from that occasion you always want to remember!

Tip!

For a glossy finish spray your dried roses with hair spray!

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Summer Rose Celebration from 7/11-8/31 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Miami Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Rose arrangements.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh Rose stems & bunches.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

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Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Ideas for Rose petals…

ROSE PETALS2Have a romantic candlelight dinner at home and sprinkle them around the table.

Run a nice bubble bath and scatter rose petals on top. Don’t forget to do this after you have finished running the bath.

The white bath bubbles will make a beautiful backdrop for any color rose petals.

Create your own romantic getaway at home. Shower the bed with petals add a little candlelight and you have a recipe for a wonderful romantic night.

Leave a trail of rose petals leading from the front door to their bubble bath or even to a gift you have waiting for them in another room.

Send a card to their office and fill it with rose petals. This will create a cascade of petals when they open it.

Start their day off right. Scatter petals throughout the car and include breakfast from their favorite restaurant.

Placed in a book your sweetheart is reading.

Bring rose petals to a restaurant and have the waiter sprinkle them on the table right before you are seated.

Spell out a special message with the petals such as, “I Love You”.

Hide them in your lover’s purse or wallet. No matter where they go, they will be thinking of you.

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Summer Rose Celebration from 7/11-8/31 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Miami Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Rose arrangements.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh Rose stems & bunches.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

What does the number of roses mean in your arrangement?

red rose dayAs every flower lover knows, flowers have a language of their own… find out what the number of roses in an arrangement means!

1 rose (love at first sight)
2 roses (mutual feelings)
3 roses (I love you)
5 roses (I love you very much)
6 roses (I love you, I miss you)
7 roses (i’m infatuated with you)
9 roses (together as long as we live)
10 roses (you’re pretty)
11 roses (you’re my treasured one)
12 roses (be my steady)
13 roses (forever friends)
15 roses (i’m really sorry)
20 roses (i’m sincere towards you)
21 roses (i’m committed to you)
24 roses (you’re always on my mind)
36 roses (i’ll remember our romantic moments)
40 roses (my love is genuine)
99 roses (i’ll love you ’till the day i die)
100 roses (i’m totally devoted to you)

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Summer Rose Celebration from 7/11-8/31 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Miami Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Rose arrangements.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh Rose stems & bunches.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

You can eat rose petals!

Eat Rose PetalsRoses are actually edible flowers, since ancient times they have appeared at feasting tables as bouquets & as food. The flavors of roses are as unique as the colors. Some say they taste like green apples, some say they taste spicy. The sweet, tart or spicy petals are easy to use & popular additions to any kitchen whether they’re on the plate or in a vase!

ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS!!! Select fresh roses that are free from pesticides!

Light colored roses are more sweet in flavor rather than darker colored roses which have a heavier aroma & flavor. Taste a rose petal to decide where it belongs on your menu.
Make sure you wash your roses gently with cool water. Blot them dry with paper towels. Pull petals out from the base of the bud & discard any blemished petals. Use the petals immediately or store in your fridge in a plastic bag. To guarantee freshness and best possible flavor, use them within a few days.

Quick Recipe!
Sugared Rose Petals
1. Boil water & sugar in a sauce pan to 234 degrees
2. Then pour the sugar mixture in a bowl that is over ice
3. Dip the rose petals in the sugar mix holding with tongs
4. After the petal has been dipped lay flat on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper
5. Put confectioners sugar in a strainer & tap lightly, creating a dust of sugar on the petals
6. Let them sit out to harden and then you have a sweet treat!

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Summer Rose Celebration from 7/11-8/31 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Miami Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Rose arrangements.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh Rose stems & bunches.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

Why do roses have thorns?

Rose ThornsRoses originally grew in area which had large numbers of herbivores, plant eating animals such as cows and rabbits. Rose foliage and flowers are sweet tasting (rose petals can be eaten and a tea can be made out of certain parts of the flower). Many animals seek out sweet tasting plants, so the rose was an instant target. The roses with thorns were less likely to be eaten and therefore survived and reproduced.

 

 

 

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Summer Rose Celebration from 7/11-8/31 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Miami Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Rose arrangements.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh Rose stems & bunches.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.

 

DIY: Submerged Rose Centerpiece

Submerged Rose CPWhat you’ll need:
Glass cylinder vases (variegated or all the same height)

Frog (flower stem holder for submersion)

Decorative glass beads or gems

Your favorite colored roses (a bunch of them, if you have extra that’s ok, well teach you a tip on how you can utilize your extra roses at the end of this tutorial!)

Floating candles

How to create

           1.  Cut your rose stem, not at an angle, but directly across so it lays flat against the frog flower holder

2.       Press spikes of the frog into the xylem or the stem of the rose (this is what holds the flower in place in the vase without it floating)

3.       Place the attached rose with the frog in the cylinder vase making sure its standing up right

4.       Pour some decorative rocks or gems at the bottom of your vase to hide the frog, it also gives it a more complete elegant look

5.       Pour water into the vase until the full rose is submerged, you may get oxygen bubbles on the flower but those will go away

6.       Once the full rose has been submerged place the floating candle on the surface of the water & make sure it is steadily floating without any water touching the wick

7.       Do not light the floating candle and then put it in the water, make sure the candle is in the water before lighting

8.       The safest and easiest way to do this is to light a long tapered candle and use it to light the wick of the floating candle.

9.       You can place other tea light candles around the centerpiece to add more light if that’s the look you’re going for

Tip!

      If you have extra roses left over from your project, you can definitely pull the rose petals off the bud & use them around your display.  It adds a decorative touch to a really creative centerpiece that all your guests will rant & rave about at your next gathering!

Field of Flowers will be celebrating their annual Summer Rose Celebration from 7/11-8/31 at the Boca Raton, Davie and Miami Flower Markets.

Stop by to win prizes & take advantage of our sale, SAVE 20% OFF all Designer Rose arrangements.

Every Sat during our celebration will have a FREE 2pm Design Demo.

Our skilled designers will show you the best techniques on how to create a stunning arrangement using fresh Rose stems & bunches.

No Reservations, No Fees, Just Fun!!!
Bring Family and Friends and enjoy learning together…
Don’t leave after the demo our designer will raffle off their arrangement to one of our lucky attendees!

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Thanks for reading… www.fieldofflowers.com   1.800.963.7374  (1.800.96.FRESH)

You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties in store every day…plus supplies, vases, containers, everything you need to express yourself with flowers. Make your own arrangements, or order exquisite arrangements by our floral designers. Pick up in-store or ship fast and fresh locally or worldwide.