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See How Garden Roses Bloom

written by Thalia Basulto April 19, 2018

When it comes to wedding flowers, garden roses are one of the most highly sought-after flowers. Browse through any bridal magazine or blog and you’re bound to find garden roses in the arrangements. These fragrant roses are offered in an array of colors, bloom sizes, and textures. As many of you know, we specialize in bulk flowers, meaning the flowers arrive in bud form and need time to bloom. Many times we get customers calling in thinking that they received regular roses instead of garden roses, so we want to show you the transformation they make once they bloom open! Their transformation is amazing!

David Austin Rose Peach Juliet Ausgameson

David Austin Rose Peach Juliet Ausgameson is one of our most popular varieties! They’re known for their beautiful color and their mesmerizing whorls of petals. Upon arrival, you’ll notice some pinky tones but no need to worry this pinky shade eventually fades as it begins to bloom open.

Creamy White Blush Garden Rose

This is one of my favorite transformations! If you were to receive the Creamy White Blush Garden Rose on the left, you’d think you received a standard rose. As you can see, with time and proper hydration, this variety transforms into a stunning, large garden rose!

Soft Pink O’Hara

This timeless and traditional Soft Pink O’Hara rose has four swirls that resemble heart-shapes in the center of the bloom. Notice the first two garden roses on the left, they both have some greenish/brownish outer petals. Those are guard petals which are left on to protect the blooms during transit. See our care instructions below!

Peony Rose Bridal Piano

Our Peony Rose Bridal Piano has a sweet, soft pink color with creamy undertones. As you can see, this variety resembles the look of a peony with its high petal count and distinct petal shape.  This garden rose features one bloom per stem and may also come with a couple of buds.

Patience Ivory Cream David Austin

Patience Ivory Cream David Austin Garden Roses have a full aperture bloom. Its creamy ivory color and ruffled petals offer a beautiful whimsical look.

Pink Cloud David Austin Constance

Last but not least, is our Pink Cloud David Austin Constance rose! This ruffled bloom starts with a very concentrated color, which then begins to fade as it reaches it full aperture bloom. You’re left with this stunning light pink color.

Garden Rose Flower Care:

  1. Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps. Our Garden Roses are shipped in special packaging that may or may not include water boxes, water tubes or wet foam. No matter the packaging, your Garden Roses have been properly prepared for shipping. Remove any of this special packaging including any plastic wrapping in order to prevent condensation which will cause rotting, but do NOT remove the cardboard sleeve or the rubber bands holding the flowers together in a bunch.
  2. Fill containers with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water.
  3. Add floral food to prevent bacteria from forming in the water and to give added nutrients to the Roses. If you do not have flower food, it can be purchased at any local florist.
  4. Remove any leaves that fall below the water line. Not removing the leaves may cause bacteria to form and shorten the Rose’s life.
  5. Using sharp scissors or a knife, cut the stems diagonally under running water approximately one inch from each stem’s bottom edge.
  6. Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared water.
  7. Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Garden Roses may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate. Leave the plastic or cardboard packaging around the blooms for a minimum of 4 hours. This will allow the Roses sufficient time to hydrate properly.
  8. Do not remove guard petals from Garden Roses. These petals keep the inner petals secure as the bloom opens.
  9. Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
  10. To keep the Garden Roses fresh, change the water every 24 to 48 hours or when the water becomes cloudy. Assure that your flowers have sufficient water. The flowers will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.

Remember that exposing Garden Roses to warmer environments (outside, a hot room, etc) will help the flower bloom, and storing your Roses in a cooler environment will slow down the opening process.

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