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Christmas Bouquet

Red Roses for Christmas

It's that time of year when I begin to mourn the imminent passing of this year's roses from our garden. With Christmas on the way, I thought why not prolong their enjoyment by celebrating the season with roses in holiday garb.

 

Rose-table

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Every few days I've been harvesting whatever is available. This humble gathering includes The Prince (that big one), Duet, Little White Pet, Maggie, and rose hips.

 

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Duet and Maggie are showcased in this image. With the addition of greens and more interesting containers (although I love that little zinc pot), I knew these roses could dress to impress. 

 

Weck-jars

In the summer, I bought these Weck canning jars at The Gardener in Berkeley. Perfect rose vases.

 

Christmas-rose-gifts

Mint pelargonium, westringia, fir boughs, and delicate rose leaves went into the containers first- adding the roses was pure pleasure. Barcelona bloomed when buds opened a day later- it's the rose with the darkish centers. It's an extremely fragrant beautiful rose that I highly recommend. Wouldn't these make a lovely gift?

 

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The same roses recycled into a more upscale look in a bubbled handblown glass vase that we bought at a San Jose State U craft sale.

 

Much more rose merriment to come.

 

 

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