simple garden roses

Garden roses are extremely popular right now for weddings and events, highly coveted for their variegated colors, full, luscious petals, ruffly textures and intoxicating fragrances. While the garden roses that are cultivated for cut-flower use tend to be very expensive, now is the time to cut and enjoy the garden roses growing in your yard... or your neighbor's yard! During the months of May and June, the rose bush in my yard in Denver went wild! Now I see the roses in Los Angeles are going crazy, too. They don't have a long vase-life, but they sure are lovely for the few days that they will last in water-- and they will fill your home with their heady scent!

Images | Floral Design | Styling by Lauryl Lane.