Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Herbal Roses Everywhere!

The hot weather has made the roses bloom a little earlier this year.  One of my favorites in the herbal garden are the apothecary roses.  Rosa 'mundi' is a variegated rose seen below.  Apothecary roses are ancient roses and remember roses are edible flowers.  Just remember that all roses are edible.  Just do not eat sprayed roses or roses that you might receive from the florist.  Nine chances out of ten they have been sprayed.  Make potpourri out of them.  There is also a white heel of the petal that should be removed before they are eaten.  I was hoping to make some rose jam this year, but we had 2 and almost a half inches of rain last night and a lot of the petals are gone.
Note to FlowerLady, dry your jasmine flowers for tea.  My hardy pink jasmine flowers lose their scent.  They are not for tea or even potpourri.

6 comments:

PeggyR said...

Those are lovely. Everything is early here also because of how warm it got. Then last night we ended up with an inch and a half of rain in a short period of time!

lemonverbenalady said...

Hi Peggy, The weather has been hot which we didn't have last year so I'm happy that it is better! Thanks for stopping by as always.

comfrey cottages said...

oh nancy your gardens must smell heavenly:) i have a friend sending me seeds for the apothecary rose. i can't find one anywhere! enjoy:)

lemonverbenalady said...

I got mine at Heirloom Roses in Oregon, Leslie!

Tufa Girl said...

Those roses are lovely. I can almost smell them from here.

lemonverbenalady said...

They go away so quickly, TG! I wish I could just suspend them and smell them for a longer time. I know, I know. I need to grow longer bloomers! Maybe some day! Thanks for stopping by.