Backyard Flowers in bloom

Happy Friday morning ! Its a beautiful day in South Louisiana but cold. I know not really if you live any where else. But January in Louisiana can run from Warm (short sleeve weather ) to Cold in a single week. But Today is a perfect time to go out and explore the outdoors and plan my new garden spot for the upcoming Spring.

Ever Blooming Roses:

My roses bloom about year round here . And I use them in lots of different things .So I keep them free of pesticide and chemicals So that I can use them in recipes . Rosewater is one of my favorite things to make and give when they are fresh and I also dry them for future use in crafts. Lisa

Home made Rose water  recipe :  You need Roses and distilled water to make this. And a clean jar for storage. 

  1. Remove petals from stems and run them under water to clean.
  2. Add petals to a large pot and top with enough distilled water to just cover . Not to much water is need.
  3. Cook over medium-low heat bring the water to a simmer .
  4. simmer for 20-30 minutes or until petals have lost their color and Water is a pale pink.
  5. Strain the mixture and discard petals.
  6. place water in a glass jar to store. Keeps 7 days at room temperature or refrigerate for longer shelf life.

A true Southern Classic : Camille

Japan – In Japan the camellia flower is called “Tsubaki” and symbolizes the divine. It is often used in religious and sacred ceremonies. It also represents the coming of spring. Korea – In Korea the camellias flowers is a symbol of faithfulness andlongevity.

Daffodil

Meaning & Symbolism of Narcissus / Daffodils. Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. Though their botanicname is narcissus, daffodils are sometimes called jonquils, and in England, because of their long association with Lent, they’re known as the “Lent Lily.”