Wednesday, 8 June 2011
June is the month of roses in my garden. I love the old fashioned blowsy blooms. I enjoy them in the garden, I pick them and fill the house with them. I use them in my flower orders to create beautiful country bunches of fresh flowers and herbs. I also start to pick them and dry them.
Dried rose petals have a vintage charm of their own and I dry lots to pack into pretty bags for the winter months. Emptying a little bag into a pretty vintage bowl and smelling the scent of roses is one of the best things when the garden is quite bare.
I am not usually an organised person, but this is something that has to be done because in the blink of an eye the old fashioned roses are gone. They always put on a splendid show but then that it it until the next year.