• One of the earliest flowers know to man, symbolize love magic, hope, passion. The rose represents beauty and perfection.
• The name rose comes from the Latin word rose which means red.
• Nebuchadnezzar used roses to decorate his palace.
• They were grown for perfume oil in Persia.
• The Greeks associated roses with the blood of Aphrodite's beloved Adonis.
Since June is celebrated to be the Rose month, why not celebrate it over some lovely recipes made out of the flower itself. A cool drink with the rose essence might be the right way to beat the summers, isn’t it? How about trying out the Rose Petal Punch?
Rose Petal Punch
A handful of strongly scented rose petals will delicately flavor a punch for a summer evening.
2 - 3 hours before you wish to serve the punch, put a good handful of fresh, scented rose petals into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar over the roses and pour over it a large bottle of sparkling wine or apple cider along with the juice of one lemon. Chill.
When ready to serve, strain off the liquid into a punch bowl and add additional fresh rose petals and any berries in season. Serve in tall glasses.
Well, if you are thinking about some warm drink with this lovely aroma, why not try the Rosehip Tea. It’s so simple!!
Make an infusion of rosehips with a pinch of cloves, cinnamon and a slice of lemon.
To make an infusion, add 1 cup of boiling water to 1 ounce of herb. Do not boil the herb in the water. That's how you make a decoction...
Strain herbs out and serve the "tea" to restore and stimulate your vital energy.
One more way to extend the enjoyment that fresh cut roses bring is to use the rose petals to create a batch of fragrant potpourri. This is a fun project that you might do with the person who sent you the roses, or it could be a great project at home or school for your children. You can learn all about it here.
As you enjoy and celebrate the beauty and fragrance of this wonderful flower, Let me wish all of a very Happy Rose Moth. Here are some beautiful greetings that you can send to your loved ones to spread the aroma and joy that this flower brings.
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Send a choice of red, yellow and pink roses to wish your friends and loved ones on Rose Month.
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Express your feelings for a very special friend with this beautiful ecard.
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This weeks shout out goes to Wish With Flowers Blog.
Labels: Celebrating The Rose Month