And make an old fashioned Moist Potpourri.
Loved by Gertrude Jekyll: "The dry is much the easier and quicker to make, but is neither so sweet nor so enduring".
Making moist Rose Potpourri is very easy, it is the oldest way of making Potpourri.
Layer rose petals and coarse non-iodized salt in a non-porous container.
Ratio of 3 to 1, petals to salt.
As more of your roses fade add them to the mix, adding more salt as well. Keep in dark place and stir with a wooden spoon now and then.
This is my moist potpourri, more than 20 years old.
Still has the most divine and mysterious perfume.
I know, it's not very pretty.
It is meant to be hidden in a beautiful and perforated container.
You may want to add the following: Lavender Flowers, Rose Geranium Leaves, Essential Oils, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, powdered orris root.
Your moist potpourri is ready to use in about 6 months.
Have a lovely week my dear
Partial re-post, August 2012