Southwest Louisiana Rose Society
WE ARE AFFILIATED WITH THE AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY
Displaying Your Roses
Cutting roses for vase display

There is nothing quite as delightful as walking into your garden and cutting a bouquet of fresh beautiful roses that you have grown and nurtured. In addition, no flower can match the rose in exquisite color, form, and fragrance. Cut your roses with sharp clippers, or knife, just when the outside petals start to unfold. Always leave one or two sets of five leaves remaining on the stems. The next flowers will develop from these eyes. Place freshly cut roses into warm water approximately 105 degrees with a flower preservative. Allow no leaves in the water. Use a tall vase and refill the water daily. Keep away from heat and drafts.

Bloom color: off-color blooming is a temporary condition. New plants are more affected because they are not sufficiently established in the soil to produce proper blooms. The color of the blooms will vary with the temperature. Hot conditions will also produce smaller blooms than in the spring and fall.

ENJOY YOUR ROSES, EVERYDAY!


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