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Garden Roses For A Winter Birthday

Nicholas Wise (Friend) JERSEY CITY, NJ
I ordered these flowers to create a centerpiece for a birthday. While the roses I received weren't exactly what I expected, the overall effect of the centerpiece was still very pleasing
Flowers by Nicholas Wise

Arrangements Made

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    All
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    Boutonnieres
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    Bridal Bouquet
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    Bridesmaid's Bouquets
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    Centerpieces
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    Corsages
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    Other

Flowers Used for Nicholas Wise's Arrangements

DIY Garden Rose Flower Kit ( Roses and Dusty Miller )

Used for: Centerpieces

I ordered this kit with the Cabbage Rose Shell Pink option to create a large centerpiece. It is a good value and came with plenty of Dusty Miller (enough that I could discard some stalks that didn't seem to want to hydrate fully). The blooms are lovely, though I am disappointed they do not resemble the old-fashioned cabbage blooms pictured for this rose variety, with their semi-quartered swirls of petals. Instead, the roses I receive had high-centered buds that opened to a convex form. The blossoms also had extensive bruising well beyond the guard petals; even after removing copious petals, most blossoms still had some bruising down to their centers. On the upside, the roses did have a mild garden rose fragrance as described, as well as very long stems. I just wouldn't have splurged for garden roses if I'd know I would have ended up with blooms that look closer to a hybrid tea. However, in other flower stories, the Pink Shell roses do have a true garden rose appearance, so perhaps the appearance of mine was simply due to seasonal conditions or the like.