Dried petals from this summer’s bokays

I love to save the petals of my roses to enjoy during the long winters! Many years I make potpourri. One of the simple potpourri recipes I’ve used is this one…

Rose Potpourri

8 oz rose buds and petals
2 T whole cloves
2 t ground cardamon
1 vanilla bean
1 large cinnamon stick crushed
1 t orange peel
1 t lemon peel
5 drops of oil of rose
1 oz orris root (or other fixative)

Mix and store for 4 – 6 weeks. I usually use a large jar for this.

The more fragrant your roses, the more fragrant your potpourri!

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