This morning I was out looking at my gardens and noticed that a few of my roses still have blooms. I decided to pick all of the rose buds and petals and to prepare for potpourri and rosewater spray.
Cut roses with a long stem.. The rose should be almost open but not fully open. Dry the roses by tying several stems together with a string. Hang the roses from the sting and allow them to dehydrate in a cool and dry area for two weeks. After two weeks check to see if the rose petals are dry, if so place the dried rose petals in a glass rose bowl. Add a few drops of essential rose oil and mix well. Complete your potpourri mixture when you are satisfied with the fragrance. Fill decorative glass bowls or jars with the potpourri.
View the video bellow for rose water recipe.