Roses are so readily available in markets everywhere. Wherever you shop, ask the floral manager when they get their deliveries, and plan accordingly. You’ll want to buy them when they are the freshest for you, not after a few days of sitting in stagnant water. Some points to remember:
- Buy more then you think you need. Roses usually some come in dozens at the market, and a dozen is perfect amount to fill a small glass or vase. If you’re trying to fill a larger vessel, more is more! It may take some trial and error before you discover the perfect amount for a given container.
- Team roses with other blooms. Yes, they are beautiful by themselves, but by mixing in another variety of flower, you can create a different mood. Here I’ve added ornithogalum, or Star of Bethlehem, to a cup of Geraldine roses.