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…
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!