Petal Pointer: Remove “Grower” Petals

One of Mimi Brown’s consistent tips when arranging flowers is to always remember to remove “grower” petals, especially from your roses. Roses often travel far to get to us and sometimes the wear and tear shows. Removing any damaged outer petals will make over even the most bedraggled-looking blooms.

In our current issue, Mimi’s design used black roses and darker red spray roses, whose edges do tend to turn brown, so removing those outermost petals is even more important. You’ll be surprised at how this little trick will freshen up your flowers. In fact, it’s something you can continue to do as the flowers wilt.

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