I have greatly underestimated miniature roses. They seem dainty, delicate and for use only in the landscape. I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed that the make GREAT cut flowers for arrangements. Now my arrangement skills are sorely lacking but flowers are still pretty. Above is green ice paired with black baccara. I found this to be quite elegant looking.
While pruning my many roses, I forgot why I grew them in the first place. To have cut flowers....how could I forget. My mother asked me if I was burned out from gardens...I said years ago! When I tell her I haven't been working in the gardens...I mean I don't put in 6 to 8 hours into it. But on a given day I work one to two hours in the gardens. In any event, I opted to cut flowers. When I look for roses, I look for ones partially open. The great thing about the miniatures is that I don't wait for that.
Just other roses I opted to use
I had a random lily blooming so I opted to pair it with ivy.
JFK and Mister Lincoln I believe
Today, I will continue to prune the rose bushes.
Arrangement I put in the foyer. I used bottled lemonade as the mixture but I don't care for the color like I do mountain dew and sprite.
I used bottlebrush in some of them. Again, not the greatest in arrangements but I'll learn.
I did like the ivy with the lily in an old milk bottle. I thought it looked artistic.