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Organic Rose Gardening Secrets Revealed!,Enjoying Edible Rose Hips Issue #004
August 15, 2012
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Enjoy your Edible Rose Hips!

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August 14, 2012

Hello, welcome to the rose gardening newsletter. This month you will find out how to use even the hips from your roses! The Featured rose is a very beautiful and hardy Old Garden Rose!

I've included a great recipe for making Rose Hip Iced Tea to help you cool off!

Issue #0004

Table of Contents

1. Enjoy the Hips from your Roses (and) learn which roses are the best ones for producing those showy hips.)

2. Featured Rose "Seven Sisters"

3. Rose Hip Iced Tea Recipe

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Enjoying the lovely Rose Hips

Those bright red or orange colored fruits that form on the bush in late summer and fall are called rose hips. They contain the rose seeds. They also contain a lot of Vitamin C, making them healthy to consume! They can be used to make herbal tea, jam, jelly, syrup, and even as you will see below: “iced Tea”

Rose hips vary in size and shape, just as the roses themselves do. Most are round in shape, but they can also be elongated. They are borne in clusters, or groups of 3-4, or they can be single. The roses that are most known for their hips are usually those that have single, semi-double, or cupped bloom form flowers.

Allow the hips to form on the bush by not pruning off the flowers by late summer. The flowers will naturally form into hips if bees are present.

Only use the hips from your garden, if your roses have been grown organically! Never consume hips you are unsure of, or those grown using chemicals, or pesticides! It is o.k. to use them in arrangements, where combined with other flowers, grasses, etc., they will make a very attractive display.

Below is a list of roses known for producing Hips;

Climbing Roses with showy Rose Hips

  • Dortmund (medium red/ white eye)
  • Fourth of July (red blend/striped)
  • Love’s Song ( orange-pink)
  • Paul’s Lemon Pillar (light yellow)
  • The Magician (yellow blend)
  • Summer Wine (orange-pink)
  • Westerland (apricot blend)
  • White New Dawn (white)

David Austin Roses

  • Constance Spry (light pink)
  • John Clare (deep pink/light red)
  • Peach Blossom (light pink)
  • Scintillation (light pink)
  • Shropshire Lass (light pink)

Rugosa Roses

  • Rosa rugosa (mauve)
  • rugosa alba (white)
  • Rosa rugosa rubra (deep pink)
  • Rosa woodsii (medium pink

Landscape/Shrub Roses

  • Adelaide Hoodless (deep pink)
  • Bonica (medium pink)
  • Carefree Beauty (medium pink)
  • Carefree Delight (pink blend)
  • Cassie (white)
  • George Vancouver (medium red)
  • Golden Wings (light yellow)
  • Happy Chappy (yellow blend)
  • Knock Out (red blend/light red)
  • Lyda Rose (white/pink blend)
  • Morden Centennial (medium pink)
  • Pink Robin (medium pink)
  • Seafoam (white)

Hybrid Musk Roses

  • Ballerina (medium pink)
  • Buff Beauty (apricot blend)
  • Felicia (pink blend)
  • Penelope (light pink)
  • Sally Holmes (white)

Other roses known for producing Hips

  • Bourbon Queen (pink blend)
  • Complicata (pink blend)
  • Dainty Bess (light pink)
  • Earth Song (deep pink/pink blend)
  • Eddie’s Jewel (medium red)
  • John Cabot (medium red)
  • Kiese (medium red)
  • Lady Penzance (orange-pink blend)
  • Seven sisters (pink-blend)
Don't forget to follow this spray guide for roses

Recipe for Rose Hip Iced Tea

You will need:

How to Make;

  • 1. Brew a pot of Black Tea.
  • 2. Put prepared rose hips, hibiscus flowers, and orange peel in a large pot.
  • 3. Pour in the hot Black Tea
  • 4. Allow too steep for 1 hr.
  • 5. Strain, and Chill
  • 6. Add sugar and lemon to taste, enjoy…..

find more flowers you can eat here....

Featured Rose "Seven Sisters"

This rose produces lots of 'Rose Hips". Lovely Multiflora Old Garden Rambing Rose, 'Seven Sisters'is a once-bloomer. But when it blooms, it's spectacular! The double, rosette shaped flowers have a very attractive display of ever-changing colors on the bush! Flowers go from mauve,to purple to pink, and then white. All colors are noticeable at the same time, making the bush a riot of beautiful colors!

Learn more about the rose Seven Sisters.....

Will you share your rose photos?

Want to have the picture of Your Rose featured on a page on the web site? As you know, I am always adding new pages of specific roses with the specifics about them, along with growing information. I don't always have a picture to show you....(That's where you (my readers) can help!)

Please send in your best pictures of your roses, so I can add them to any page without one. It will also be added to the page along with your comments on how the rose performs for you.

Even if the specific rose page already has a picture, any page can have more picture with comments... so still send your picture. Thanks so much for sharing your roses with us! Send in those photos!

Written by;Carol owner/editor, Copyright 2012 (Allaboutrosegardening) Zone 5 ( USA)

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