How do you dry roses for pot pourri?

gwtamaraJanuary 1, 2013

Roses can be dried whole by simply hanging them up in a warm airy place out of the sun. They should be picked in the morning when the dew has dried on them. Roses need to be dried quickly to preserve their colour. They will shrink a little but will open up more when dried. Another way to dry just the petals is to carefully take off the petals and spread them out on a plate and then place them in the microwave on medium for 1 or 2 minutes. You can also lay the petals out on a clean cloth and place them in a warm area. Reds go very deep and dark, pinks go to a deeper shade and yellows deepen only a little. Mauves and whites can go to a dirty shade when dried.

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