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Friday, July 23, 2010

ROSES.....

GOOD MORNING ...I THOUGHT PERHAPS I SHOULD MAKE A SMALL POST TODAY AS I HAVE NOT MADE VERY MANY.. I WAS JUST WONDERING WHERE THE LONG LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER HAVE BEEN....LOL.. I HAVE NOT YET EXPERIENCED MANY OF THEM....NOT THIS SUMMER ANYWAY.. 
OH WELL, I WILL CATCH UP ONE OF THESE DAYS!!
MY DEAR HUSBAND HAS PLANTED A BUNCH OF ROSES AT HOME.  WHEN WE WERE UP LAST TIME I TOOK A FEW PICS OF THEM AND THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SEE THEM..
HERE ARE SOME LOVELY PINK ONES....
AS YOU CAN SEE THE BUSHES ARE LOADED THIS YEAR!  WE HAVE A BUSH OF THESE AT THE COTTAGE HERE IN ST. MARTINS.. WHEN LITTLE ONES CAME UP HE WOULD TAKE THEM HOME AND PLANT THEM.. NOW HE HAS PLANTED MANY OF THEM ON THE EDGE OF THE FRONT LAWN. 
WE ALSO HAVE THESE ONES OF COURSE... A LADY WAS IN THE SHOP YESTERDAY AND WANTED TO KNOW IF THERE'S A REASON WHY THERE WERE SO MANY OF THIS ONE GROWING HERE IN ST. MARTINS... I GUESS IT WAS THAT MANY YEARS AGO SOMEONE LOVED THEM AND PLANTED THEM HERE....THEY SMELL SO FRAGRANT!!!
TERRY PLANTED THE RED ROSES AT LEAST 5 YEARS AGO AND THEY STILL COME UP EVERY SPRING.  THEY LOOK LIKE A ROSE YOU WOULD BUY AT THE FLORIST.  I LOVE THEM!  THEY HELPED ME MAKE SOME BEAUTIFUL RED ROSE JELLY WHICH IS ALMOST GONE...
lAST BUT NOT LEAST ARE THE GORGEOUS WHITE ONES...
I HAVE USED THESE ROSES FOR A FEW CREATIVE USES.... THE JELLY WHICH IS SIMPLY DELICIOUS.... \
I ALSO ADDED THE PETALS TO CORNSTARCH AND MADE A BEAUTIFUL SMELLING POWDER WHICH I THEN PLACED IN OLD CHINA SHAKERS TO SELL IN THE SHOP. 
I DRIED A BUNCH FOR POTPOURRI
JUST PICK THEM AND PUT IN YOUR DEHYDRATOR ... THEY MAKE A WONDERFUL POTPOURRI FOR YOUR GIFT PANTRY,..
AS I MENTIONED LAST POST OUR GRANDSONS STAYED WITH US FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS THIS WEEK... I LOVE THEM DEARLY AND I THINK THEY ARE SUCH GOOD BOYS,.. I ASKED THEM TO DO GRANDMA A FAVOR AND SORT OF CAPTURED THEM WITH MY CAMERA SO YOU COULD SEE HOW WONDERFUL THEY ARE...LOL...
PICKING ROSES FOR GRAM TO MAKE SOME MORE JELLY.....

LET'S JUST SAY THE BIGGER BOYS BAG WAS NOT QUITE AS FULL AS THEIR BROTHER'S ..LOL.. BUT PRETTY GOOD GRANDSONS TO DO THAT FOR THEIR GRAM....
WELL, GIRLS HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR SUMMER... IT IS BEAUTIFUL HERE IN THE MARITIMES EVEN IF A BIT HOTTER THAN I LIKE SOME DAYS...EH...
GOD IS SO GOOD TO US AND WE LIVE IN SUCH A BLESSED COUNTRY..
THE ROSES ARE JUST A SAMPLE OF HIS CREATIVITY..... AWESOME!!
PEACE.....
FAYE.

6 comments:

  1. Sniff sniff! LOL! Only silly old me trying to smell those beautiful roses!
    You are so resourceful too with all that God has provided around you! Love that.
    Today we had a brighter day and I took the kids to a beach with great sand dunes to play on so we are enjoying summer - hope you get to enjoy more of it too!
    Blessings
    Christine

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  2. Thanks for the post! It puts a bright spot in my day! Maybe some day I will have my very own rose bush! I would definately make some rose potpourri for my gift pantry (shelf-LOL)! Enjoy the weekend...

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  3. How nice of her grandsons to pick you some...the rose bushes are very pretty, I can almost smell them from here...lol! I ended up getting a bad burn today, ouch! Need to go and get some aloe vera, wasn't there something that you can put on burns that you talked about? Miss you, Have a wonderful weekend. Love Ya

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  4. We've had great roses this year too.
    Think it was because we had a bad Winter.
    Beautiful Faye, how can anyone not love roses.
    x x x

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  5. I never thought of using my dehydrator for flowers. What a neat idea!

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  6. Oh my goodness...the flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!! :) I love them! I love roses...I planted a rose bush once...however I only got one sweet rose on it...although I was quite thankful for *that* one! :)

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