Roses: Beautiful Indoors or Outdoors

Roses that serve as the centrepiece of your garden can also provide a bright, fragrant centrepiece for your dinner table.

Pitcher holding a bouquet of roses

Bath Soak

For a sweet soak, make your own rose bath salts. Mix 1/2 cup [118.29 mL] Epsom salt, 1/2 cup [118.29 mL] sea salt, 1 tablespoon [15 mL]  dried rose petals, and 2 drops of fragrance (optional). Add to warm bath water.

Bath salts made using rose petals

Centrepieces

Pair cut roses with foliage plants such as hostas, coral bells, and ferns. Place in brightly painted tin cans filled with water.

Roses in decorated tin cans

Sweet Treats

Make candied flowers for cakes. Brush rose petals (only those that are pesticide-free) with egg whites, then dip in super-fine sugar. Dry overnight on wire racks before using.

Rose petals on cake

Gift Wrap

Tuck one or two lush rose blossoms into gift wrap for an extra-pretty package.

Roses on gift-wrapped boxes

Pink Peace Rose

The Pink Peace rose is an old garden rose just like Grandma used to grow. Large perfumed flowers peak in late spring.

Pink Peace

‘Don Juan’ climbing rose

For a climbing rose that won’t be ignored, try ‘Don Juan’. A vigorous grower reaching 10 to 12 feet [3.05 m to 3.66 m] tall, it’s loaded with large, fragrant blooms that are 3 to 4 inches [7.62 cm to 10.16 cm] wide.

Don Juan rose detail

New Dawn Climbing Rose

The New Dawn climbing rose is a thornless hybrid tea that takes the ouch out of enjoying bouquets.

New Dawn Climbing Rose detail

The Gold Star Rose

The Gold Star rose is a climber that can take your garden to new heights.

White and Peach Roses

White and Peach roses offer festive colours for a change of pace.

Bonica Floribunda Rose

Bonica floribunda shrub rose offers loads of bright blooms.

Sommerwind Rose

The Sommerwind rose acts as groundcover with lots of pretty blooms.

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