Extend Life Of Cut Roses To 2 Weeks, Making Potpourri

Speakers (Topics): Lou Pavlovich (Extend The Life Of Cut Roses To 2 Weeks!), Diane Pavlovich (Making Fabulous Rose Potpourri For The Holidays).

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023

Social Time: 6:30 p.m.

Start Of Meeting: 7:00 p.m.

Who Can Attend?: Anyone who wants to learn more about growing roses (FREE!)

Location: Tucson Botanical Gardens (2150 N. Alvernon Way), one block south of Grant and Alvernon on the east side of the street.

Lou will delve into the fascinating area of Extending The Life Of Cut Roses To 2 Weeks as he explains the tricks of the trade to enjoying maximum bloom life.

It involves having razor-sharp pruning shears that will cut hair off your arm, utilizing a great floral preservative such as Floralife Flower Food 300 and a chest freezer with a Ranco Temperature Controller (see photo above) which will keep the temperature at a consistent 35 degrees.

Why settle for having your roses last only a few days after they are cut when you can maximize the life of cut roses with this important information?

Harold Baker, an avid exhibitor from Florida who also was an engineer, was the first to come up with the idea of turning a chest freezer into a rose holding box only after listing 10 things his rose holding box should have. All of the check marks pointed to a chest freezer. He then found the perfect temperature controller which turned a freezer into a great rose holding box set at the perfect temperature.

You can typically hold up to 100 roses in a 20 cubic foot chest freezer.

Now that the holidays are upon us, Diane will explain how to make rose potpourri for your home, family or friends with some great recipes that she has collected over the years that will bombard your sense of smell.

With lots of roses blooming this month, it is the perfect time to collect petals from your roses to make the perfect potpourri for you.

Diane will explain everything you need to purchase or collect from your garden to do it.