Step 6: Roses
Roses that come from a grower, or a grocery store will normally have guard petals on them, this is the outer petal that is usually green or bruised. Remove these petals before putting them into a bouquet or design, this will help the rose to open. (Tip: when purchasing roses feel the top part of the roses just above the stem, if its tight that means the flower is fresh, if its soft it will not be lasting very long. This tip holds true for most flowers, always check just above the stem to tell if it’s fresh.