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Toby's my baby
12-17-2006, 03:01 PM
Is it too late to dry them out if the edges have started to turn brown? I got some roses for my birthday from my boyfriend, and I would like to dry one or two out. How do you do it, just hang them upside down? Is it already too late?

12-17-2006, 04:07 PM
If you hang them upside down in a dark, dry place, they should do okay ... a closet is often good. For best results, there's a sand-like substance that people use, but the flowers should be at peak for that.

Another option is pressing some of the petals - just put them in a heavy book and leave them for a few weeks - they'll end up dry, flat but usually keep their color just fine, and you can arrange them nicely on a piece of paper for a keepsake.

12-17-2006, 04:12 PM
I tried doing that but it was in a light place in the kitchen and since the light was always on, my rose turned purple.and brown which looked weird. I wanted it to be brownish black. I'll try what Karen said.