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Roser (Rosa spp.)

Roser (Rosa spp.)

two stems from lower left, three pink dog roses with yellow centres and twobuds, butterfly at top

wild rose: two stems from lower left, three pink dog roses with yellow centres and twobuds, butterfly at top

rose jelly is probably one of the most amazing things i've ever eaten

The other day I brought weeds to the table in the form of Dandelion Jelly and now today I’m bringing wildflowers, Wild Rose Jelly. We have lovely wild prickly roses on our property, so thick …

"At last one morning the diffident and delaying dog-rose stepped delicately on the stage, and one knew, as if string-music had announced it in stately chords that strayed into a gavotte, that June at last was here"   - from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame. Free activity/template + fun, unique teaching ideas at https://litwits.com/the-wind-in-the-willows/

"and at last one morning the diffident and delaying dog-rose stepped delicately on the stage, and one knew, as if string-music had announced it in stately chords that strayed into a gavotte, that June at last was here"

WILD ROSES AND ELDERBERRIES

Some beautiful Catherine Klein florals here in addition to this one, Wild Roses and Elderberries

Rosehips- a wonderful time of year for picking rosehips but follow a couple fo rules...Never take more than one third of a plant's offerings as the birds need the hips for their winter larder and always make an effort to grow some seedlings and plant out in spring in different hedgerows to encourage these beautiful plants. I made rose hp syrup this year with a few vanilla seeds added.

When picking rose hips, never take more than one third of a plant's offerings as the birds need the hips for their winter larder!

.These look to me as wild roses, which emit a scent that is just wonderful.

When I was a child, there was a Wild Rose bush right outside my bedroom window. I spent many nights gazing at the moonlight on those roses, contemplating my future life.

Harvesting Rose Hips: Tips & Recipes...Harvesting: Pick only the ripe berries that are vivid red and slightly soft. They have a much better flavor if picked after the first frost…preferably late August, September or October. You can harvest them from your garden, but they’re more plentiful from old-time shrub varieties such as rugosas and wild rose bushes.

Harvesting Rose Hips: Tips & Recipes - Grow roses for their beauty and take the hips to make tea: rosehips have more vitamin C than oranges.

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