Known for their sweet fragrances and large blooms. They come in many different colors (and sizes for some varieties), and are characterized by their high petal count and bloom size. Garden roses are a beautiful choice for weddings, special events and as accents in everyday designs.
These wonderful blooms may arrive a little tight, but just sit back and watch as they perform the wonderful show nature intended. After just a few hours in the warm air of your home or office they will begin to open and reveal the numerous petals inside. After just a couple days, they will fully open putting on a magnificent show tucked away in your design and will last for up to a week.
If you receive an arrangement of garden roses, be sure to keep the vase full of water and in a couple of days, recut the stems and put back in tepid water (be sure to add floral preservative).
When cutting your own Garden Roses, here are a few helpful tips:
- Cut in late bud stage (just as they are beginning to open)
- If possible, water the day before cutting (or cut the day after the rain.)
- Cut in the cool of the morning or afternoon
- Use very sharp shears/scissors
- Cut at a 45 degree angle
- Let roses drink water for a few hours in a bucket before putting in a vase.
- Recut when you are ready to put in a vase
- Use floral preservative if available
- Be sure that no thorns or foliage are below the water line on your vase.