Decaying Beauty

Drying Rose

I had forgotten to put my Valentine’s day flowers out with the trash, so I just left them because they were wilting, but still pretty. Then I noticed that several of them were still holding their shape, but drying perfectly. These have been the most interesting flowers Hubby has ever bought me. Yes, they are roses, but they ended up being huge and they opened fully before starting to wilt, which seems to be rare for cut flowers. Now, I have a vase full of dead flowers that still look incredibly pretty.

Author: TJ Fox

I am a slightly sane artist, amateur photographer, book addict, wife, mom and raging introvert. I have more hobbies than I can count, so it is beyond shocking that I manage to find time to do any of them, let alone most of them and still have time to do anything else. Of all the talents I claim, writing wasn’t one of them until my muse dropped the idea for a book on my head.

3 thoughts on “Decaying Beauty”

  1. Is this why my valentines roses never opened? They died still closed a week after I bought them for my daughter. “Sam, they were dead when you bought them”. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ The things I learn on your page!!! I always just thought I was getting bad bunches that wouldn’t bloom. *πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ*

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    1. Of all the flowers I have gotten over the years, roses rarely ever fully open (commercial cut roses). I don’t know why. Maybe the stage they are at when they are harvested? Using the stay fresh powders that come with cut flowers does help them last, but… roses are almost always the first to die out if I have a mixed batch. These not only completely opened, they were HUGE! I love roses, but I’ve gotten to the point where I actually like some of the flowers that last longer when it comes to cut flowers. Carnations, daisies and lilies all do pretty good.

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