Wreath of the Day – Burgundy Roses

We collect roses all year – we snatch them out of our centerpieces, we buy and dry from the deep discount bins at the flower market, we grow them, we take them from friends.  Roses preserve their original color most successfully in warm, dry spots with circulating air and little sunlight, and the examples used in the wreath below are especially lovely.  If you’d like to dry some at home, just bunch a few stems together with a rubber band (which will contract as the flowers and stems dry – much better than string) and hook the rubber band over a cabinet door handle or a nail.  When they’re thoroughly dry, place them flat in an airtight plastic bin until you’re ready to use them.