Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How To Fluff Up And Refresh Dried Up Roses

I know I teased you
about regrowing a 
geranium yesterday.
To make up for the trick
 I pulled on you I will
show you a 
GOOD TRICK today.

Now this may be an
OLD TRICK.
It's one I have used for years
but there may be a few of you
that don't know about it.

I love roses...
any color...
and form...
single petal..
ruffled...
cabbage style..
you name it and put
rose in the name of it
and I will love it.

I especially love 
WHITE ROSES.
What do you do when the
bloom is off the rose?
Well,
sometimes I dry mine.
After drying they usually look
like this.
And this...
Want to fluff them up and make them purty?
You do?
Well, the answer is as close as your tea kettle.
Put it on and let it build up steam.
Unfortunately, I don't have a steaming tea kettle
so I used a measuring cup heated 
to boiling in the microwave.
The direct stream of steam
from a tea kettle works
MUCH BETTER.
Hold the flower over the steam
and watch it furl open.
You may have to tease it open with
your fingers but the result
will look like this.
Have to go -
My doorbell is ringing.....
What?
No-No-
You know I wanted white roses.
click on image for photo credit
Anyone want a red rose delivered?
Anyone?
Anyone?
Anyone?
your photo name

51 comments:

  1. Your posts make me smile! Following you now.

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  2. I had no idea this worked! Wow,, does it stay open after it becomes dry again? What a great tip!

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  3. Diana..I'm like you, I'd take a rosé in any shape or color...😉 love them! This is a cool trick, I never knew this!

    Have a blessed... rose 🌹filled day!
    Gert

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  4. Diana,. I like dried roses too. sometimes I just use the petals for color. I put them in a nice clear glass, to add with candles.
    Hope your snow is melting and that it's more like spring there now. xoxo,Susie

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  5. Diana
    I have a rose in my drawer I dried from one of our sons wedding.
    I'm going to try this! I didn't know you could revive dried roses.
    Good thing you blurred your boyfriends face-we wouldn't want anyone to know who he is!
    Have a great day!

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  6. I love love love homegrown roses but not the ones from the florist...not sure why that is. I guess I'm just strange that way. :))

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  7. A very good tip!! Now if someone would just send me roses. :-)
    I will take the red rose and the deliverer if you don't want them.

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  8. You're so smart! Thanks for the tip, I would have never known this could be done.

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  9. After yesterday's post . . . is this for real? Well, I think it is. Great idea and what a transformation. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day. P.S. thank you for following Steve's blog. He loves getting comments and knowing that he's not just writing to himself.
    I appreciate your friendship, you're a sweetheart.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  10. What an amazing little trick, I'm definitely going to try it when that guy come to my door! The first thing I thought was, oh no, I don't have a tea kettle any more. Glad the good old microwave will do!

    Thanks so much!

    XO,
    Jane

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  11. I'll take a red rose if that guy delivers it.

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  12. what a great trick..mine always look horrid so off to the trash they go!

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  13. Hmmmmm. After yesterday's little trick, I wasn't sure if I could trust you again. :-) great tip. And you do make me smile, even when you're messin' with us.

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  14. Those would look lovely in a greenery arrangement. and you wouldn't have to worry about them losing their 'blooms'.

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  15. Cool trick Diana I am going to try this! I too love keeping my roses.And I love white and pink :-)
    xx
    Anne

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  16. Thanks Diana, this is a great tip!

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  17. I was one of the I never knew that trick. Thanks, Diana. I have a whole bouquet of roses that need steaming. I will definitely give it a try.

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  18. Thanks for the tip!

    Oh, yes! I'll take that red rose!

    xo Nellie

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  19. That's a good tip... a little better than the geranium one! lol.

    Have a fun day.

    G.

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  20. This is a great tip and I did not know it.....and if a handsome young whipper snapper like that wants to deliver a rose to me it can be any colour and the answer is a great big YES!

    Hugs.

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  21. Amazing! I don't have any roses in my Easter bouquet. Will it work for other flowers?

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  22. That is so cool! I threw away some not long ago...wish I hadn't, now!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  23. GREAT tip!

    I love white roses too...but I'll take the red if the guy will deliver it. :)

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  24. Well I learned something new today! I never knew you could open up wilting roses like that. I love white roses, btw!

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  25. Now you're teasing us with roses...I'm not picky..Red is fine with me..

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  26. :) I love white roses too! And I've never heard of that tip - I shall be hanging onto that one :)

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  27. Hi! I'm finally back! Great post:). White roses are a favorite if mine too. I've never considered steaming the dried petals! If it works for skin it should work on a delicate rose petal;)

    xxleslie

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  28. what a great tip. I have been working with the roses that I dried from my hubby's casket spray and some of them will benefit from this technique. Thanks for sharing it.

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  29. now that is a great tip diana!!! awesome! i am very impressed with the result!!! i would take the red roses!!! specially if a nice guy like that one is delivering them!
    laura xx

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  30. Diana, thanks for the tip. I'd take the red rose - he was pretty good looking....
    Mary

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  31. What? No hairy backed sasquatch with a lovely bouquet? Tsk, tsk Diana, we expect more from you! ;)
    Hugs and white roses,
    T.

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  32. Great tip. You are too fun, Diana.
    I'm not a huge fan of red roses either, but I love yellow ones.
    XOXO's

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  33. Lovin' this tip, Diana! Just sent it to my Sista.

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  34. I always like your posts. Thanks for sharing the rose tip

    lori v

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  35. WOW!!! Thank you so much for sharing this trick with us!! I had no idea! I love white roses too and actually have some dried ones that could really use some fluffing! You rock :)
    Hugs,
    Amy

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  36. who knew?! thanks for sharing,diana!

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  37. White roses are my favorite too...along with white tulips. I've never heard this steam tip...thank you for letting us know!

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  38. Send it right on down, but you have to deliver it.
    No, I take that back, send that handsome guy.
    xoGinger

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  39. Well well well - you learn something every. single. day.
    And more often than not, you learn it from Lady Di!!!
    Thanks for this - now who's going to buy me roses lol?
    XOX

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  40. This is so interesting - now I need to get my husband to buy me some roses - and he always buys white ones because they are also my favorite!

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  41. That is amazing!...Such a fantastic tip...thanks Diana!!

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  42. What! No tea kettle? I have mine on the stove working overtime.
    I am going to try this trick!
    Blessings, Roxy

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  43. What a fantastic tip! I dry my roses, yet I didn't know you could do this. Thank you so much for sharing :)

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  44. You're a trip! :) I've never heard of this but I never really want roses too. My ex always sent me red roses and "stuff" surrounded that so now I can't take red roses. I do find that a peachy/apricot color is gorgeous! Maybe when Mr. Right drops by, he'll have those for me! Yeah, right ~ LOL

    xo
    Pat

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  45. You're a trip! :) I've never heard of this but I never really want roses too. My ex always sent me red roses and "stuff" surrounded that so now I can't take red roses. I do find that a peachy/apricot color is gorgeous! Maybe when Mr. Right drops by, he'll have those for me! Yeah, right ~ LOL

    xo
    Pat

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  46. You're a trip! :) I've never heard of this but I never really want roses too. My ex always sent me red roses and "stuff" surrounded that so now I can't take red roses. I do find that a peachy/apricot color is gorgeous! Maybe when Mr. Right drops by, he'll have those for me! Yeah, right ~ LOL

    xo
    Pat

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  47. This is too cool! Thanks for the great tip Diana!
    many hugs...

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  48. Diana,Thanks for sharing. Never tried this. It sounds like a great tip and one to try for sure.
    Hug, CM

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