Enjoy your rose garden even after the growing season is over. Drying roses is a wonderful way to preserve their beauty, create potpourri or make confetti for special occasions such as weddings. Dry your roses intact or simply dry their petals. Air-drying is easy to do with intact roses and even easier to do with rose petals.
Choose fully opened roses that have not started to wilt or fade.
Remove the petals carefully by hand or by cutting all the way around the base of the rose with a small, sharp pair of scissors.
Spread the loose petals on newspaper or paper towels and allow them to air dry for a few days.