First comes the harvest.
Then the first vase-- how do they look in this one?
Hmm, what else can I use? How about that blumebox Susan gave me.
Perfect shape-- yes perfect-- easy-- chic-- roses love it-- it loves roses-- I'd even like one in glass or porcelain.
After these darling roses were in the house for a while, they began opening perfectly (that word again). The photographer didn't nudge any of these blooms into their smiles. As I was harvesting it was a challenge to find the blooms looking like this. I guess they needed a little 'inside' air and protection. And they stayed fresh for days.
I think the last two images would especially please Peggy Martin–– their inspiration.