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Saturday, August 31, 2002
Subject: Drying Rose Petals
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How dow I dry and preserve rose petals without them becoming brown and drying out and breaking into little peices?


Monday, September 09, 2002
RE: Drying Rose Petals
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Roses and their ability to dry is very cultivar specific. You can have the very best conditions and technique and the wrong cultivar and end up with brown crumbly petals.

Ideal conditions are open, airy and dark. Darkness is critical in obtaining the most color. For just petals, you can place them on a screen in a dark room and they should dry fine (if it is an appropriate cultivar).

The best thing to do is note which cultivar you are drying and find out for yourself which ones dry well and which ones do not.

If you are using flowers from a florist they should be able to tell you what cultivar they are selling you and then you will learn quickly.

For reds, Mercedes and Pasadena work best.

Good luck.

D. Scott

Lee Wutch

Thursday, February 13, 2003
RE: Drying Rose Petals
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Another thing to remember is to dry them before they get too old. The longer the flower has been picked the more chance there is for it to turn brown. So, if you want to keep the petals or the whole rose for that matter, buy a bunch from a florist and instead of putting it in a vase to enjoy fresh for a week, hang it up as soon as you purchase it. You'll have much better results if you do it that way.

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