Tuesday, October 15, 2013

11 uses for Spring Rose Petals - Rose Jam, Rose Petals leave their scent & texture A beautiful compliment http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oGdMn0h11SI2cAdaQPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByZWgwN285BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA3NrMQR2dGlkAw--/SIG=131frfr37/EXP=1381890164/**http%3a//www.organicauthority.com/sanctuary/11-uses-for-spring-rose-petals.html

We love spring for many wonderful reasons, but it just may be those delicate and fragrant roses that we adore most of all. With more than 100 species, roses are the ultimate flower, but they're so commonplace that we often overlook their majesty and versatility.
Rose petals are a DIY craft lovers darling, and reusing those soft, silky petals is a far more worthy fate than sending them to a landfill. Roses are also edible flowers full of healthy benefits, and have been used to treat conditions including asthma, indigestion and stress for centuries. Try one—or all—of these ideas for your spring rose petals.
Potpourri: The obvious choice is to capture the rose's lovely fragrance in a homemade potpourri: Dry petals on a flat surface. Add a fixative (which helps to reduce the evaporation rate) such as cinnamon, ginger or vanilla beans. Lavender flowers work too. Let mix settle in a jar for a few days before using.
Sachets: That same potpourri recipe can go into muslin cloth or an old sock and placed anywhere you want to smell fresh. Your undies drawer and the linen closet are great places. So is inside your pillowcase.
Rose water: This is an amazing cosmetic treat, with many benefits for the skin. The aroma is soothing and relaxing, too. Check out the full instructions for DIY Rose Waterhere.
Face mask: Rose masks cool and sooth the skin. Soak 8 petals in 3-4 tablespoons of water for 2-3 hours. Then mash the petals into the water and add 3 tablespoons of honey. Mix well, and apply to entire face. Leave on for 15-30 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Bath: You've got your rose facemask on, why not unwind in a warm bath filled with rose petals? They're relaxing and luxurious and will make your skin feel silky smooth.
Decorative: Float rose petals in a bowl of water with or without floating candles. Sprinkle around the table instead of a centerpiece, or all over the bed for an extra touch of the romantic.
Paper: For you DIY cardstock and paper makers, roses give texture and may retain their scent too.
Tea: Rose petals are a staple in Ayurvedic medicine for calming and detoxifying, and they add a great flavor to green tea, hot or iced. (Caution: Never eat conventionalflower store roses as they contain harmful pesticides.)
Fruit salad: Add fresh rose petals to liven and balance your fruit salads. They're best when sprinkled on to each individual serving with a bit of shredded coconut. And same rules apply as to tea, no pesticide petals.
Rose Jam: For you preservers, rose petals make a most heavenly jam by themselves or paired with another fruit, like strawberry. So sweet and aromatic.
Dessert decorating: Now that you've got your vegan baking down pat, add rose petals to your cake and dessert decorations. And they're truly amazing atop vegan coconut ice cream. Yumm....
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Thursday, September 5, 2013


Free sample for artist's blog! (https://www.annasova.com/paint_detail.asp?prid=203)


Ever heard of Sova Anna Organic Paints?






Anna Sova Artist's (casein) Paint is versatile and easy to use!
  • If this is your first time dipping into Anna Sova Artist Paint, try it on canvas with acrylic brushes and a watercolor palette
  • Mix with water to create watercolor effects or use straight out of the jar for opaque paint
  • Paint on watercolor paper, illustration board, canvas, linen, wood or other non-oily and porous artist surfaces
  • Excellent for reproduction illustrations and large scale murals
  • Build up your painting with sucessive layers to avoid cracking
  • Or try our bamboo food grade texture and stucco on a rigid support surface to create impasto effects
  • As a general rule of thumb, most colors dry down darker and they always dry matte
  • Rinse your brushes with water and soap after use. Dried paint on a watercolor palette cleans up easily with water.
  • Try a clear shellac or a beeswax based varnish to intensify your colors and to make your paintings indistinguishable from oils

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Monday, July 1, 2013

“Say it with Flowers” campaign

“You never thought a rose could carry notes of signature lines, until you found beauty in a rose…this line was written on roses and lasts the beauty of time”- Jocelyn Shaw

Trinkets of scented roses, thoughts of silk floral bouquets and scented bouquets of roses become the keepsakes, memoirs that last the lifetime of words and beauty

Signature lines laid down on a bed of roses gift forever between the lines
Lay the rose down with signature lines

“Say it with Flowers” campaign

Imagine the capture of silk roses, accented roses the beauty of a rose, forever held in place with signature lines that last a lifetime, never withering through time

A bouquet of words, never wither
This line was written on roses and lasts the beauty of time
Signature lines from the magical garden of roses come alive just as the magic in black roses-
Say it with Flowers- Say it Forever

Pledging Beauty- Words behind the pledge- Say it with Flowers
(Rose Bush FR campaign)

("Say it with Flowers" in our green movement)
Join us for our upcoming Rose Bush Fundraiser in support of Poetry in the Arts/Arts in Medicine

and our Green Campaign with Shaw Mobile Fitness

Wellness Event Fair- Calling/Hiring Consultants Seminar Speakers

Rose Bush Fundraiser- Paper Stock - We Are Green!!!

http://www.youtube.com/user/906Sheila?feature=mhee Jocelyn Shaw's
YouTube Channel

Hello from Jocelyn Shaw, poet, artist (http://www.planetusa.us/

http://youtu.be/g9tJcP0x6lM Sentiments by Jocelyn Shaw Promo Ad
http://youtu.be/BktAGAgJpIY J-Ligne Sentiments
http://youtu.be/rf31m5bScn8 J-Ligne Sentiments by Jocelyn Shaw
http://youtu.be/rCORGaimTywWITHOUT WORDS,WITHOUT GOODBYE Jocelyn Shaw
http://youtu.be/mN12PBcPP-M FLY AGAIN,
http://youtu.be/kOk3iFUUAPE Vuele otra vez
http://youtu.be/3vIwJiiRIPs Quel u n'a jamais eu by Jocelyn Shaw, What
U Never Had
http://youtu.be/-H3vVQ6oygc Ballon Rouge by Jocelyn Shaw
http://youtu.be/1WtYYA3lfhw Apart by Jocelyn Shaw
http://youtu.be/rQaomfwq-xsAdmiracion by Jocelyn Shaw
http://youtu.be/PDY0jVRrO2gL'admiration by Jocelyn Shaw
http://youtu.be/pZ3jxL9ozd0L'magination, french version of
Daydreaming by Jocelyn Shaw
http://youtu.be/tvm8mr21qR4 Shadow of A Kiss by Jocelyn Shaw- French Version
http://youtu.be/nZheNhfD7mU After Sunset by Jocelyn Shaw
http://youtu.be/YA1cZW702F0 Affairs of Time, A Call of Keeps by Jocelyn Shaw

http://youtu.be/hwRH9Boir8w Herit-i by Jocelyn Shaw
http://youtu.be/NOw_McGUXlc Fossille by Jocelyn Shaw

http://youtu.be/vPujc448JDA BOOK PROMO TRAILER

http://youtu.be/IE6GoWedvqcARTOLOGY by Jocelyn Shaw PROMO

http://youtu.be/LaqYblptm2I Manana by Jocelyn Shaw

http://youtu.be/AJ6Otr9yoAE Indigene d' un autre monde/ Native of
Another World by Jocelyn Shaw

http://youtu.be/FlfllU8GMDc Fly Again by Jocelyn Shaw

http://youtu.be/UW8yjW0cKdw Present by Jocelyn Shaw
http://youtu.be/F7XSCJttvtg Present by Jocelyn Shaw

Saturday, April 27, 2013


  • Floribunda is a class of rose bushes that produce large, brightly colored blooms. They produce masses of flowers, often in clusters of three to as much as 15 blooms. This type of rose bush prefers sunny spots. It includes rose varieties such as day breaker, livin' easy, honey perfume and Betty Boop.

Hybrid Tea

  • Included in the hybrid tea class of roses are those most often seen in florist shops, bouquets and arrangements. They are typically long-stemmed, making them popular for cutting. Flowers in this class bloom one to a stem, rather than in clusters. Varieties in the hybrid tea class include Memorial Day, Elle and love 'n peace.

Read more: Different Types of Rose Bushes | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6574682_different-types-rose-bushes.html#ixzz2RgKhLGQu

Upcoming Rose Bush Fundraiser

Roses are one of the most popular and common types of flowers in the world. There are many different varieties of rose bushes and they produce flowers in just about every color imaginable, as well as different shapes, sizes and scents. Plant breeding has resulted in the development of rose bushes that are disease resistant as well as winter tolerant. Roses are split up into classes that have similar characteristics. Within these classes are specific rose bush varieties

Read more: Different Types of Rose Bushes | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6574682_different-types-rose-bushes.html#ixzz2RgJTUbNC

About Rose Bushes

A rose is a flowering shrub of the genus Rosa, and the flower of this shrub. There are more than a hundred species of wild roses, all from the northern hemisphere and mostly from temperate regions. The species form a group of generally prickly shrubs or climbers, and sometimes trailing plants, reaching 2–5 metres tall, rarely reaching as high as 20 metres by climbing over other plants.
The name originates from Latin rosa, borrowed through Oscan from colonial Greek in southern Italy: rhodon (Aeolic form: wrodon), from Aramaic wurrd?, from Assyrian wurtinnu, from Old Iranian *warda (cf. Armenian vard, Avestan warda, Sogdian ward, Parthian wâr).
Rose hips are sometimes eaten, mainly for their vitamin C content. They are usually pressed and filtered to make rose-hip syrup, as the fine hairs surrounding the seeds are unpleasant to eat (resembling itching powder). They can also be used to make herbal tea, jam, jelly and marmalade. A rose that has aged or gone rotten may not be particularly fragrant, but the rose’s basic chemistry prevents it from producing a pungent odor of any kind. Notably, when balled and mashed together the fragrance of the rose is enhanced. The fragrance of particularly large balls of mashed roses is enhanced even further.
Rose shrubs are often used by homeowners and landscape architects for home security purposes. The sharp thorns of many rose species deter unauthorized persons from entering private properties, and may prevent break-ins if planted under windows and near drainpipes. The aesthetic characteristics of rose shrubs, in conjunction with their home security qualities, makes them a considerable alternative to artificial fences and walls.
This website, www.rose-bushes.com, is a tribute to roses and the rose bush. We’re always looking for more information about rose bushes, so if you’d like to help contribute photos of your roses, an article, or other information, please let us know.
Rose-bushes.com is listed in the
Dir Fly Web Directory.

How to Control Insects that Damage Rose Bushes

Red Rose Bush
Rose bushes are susceptible to many damaging insects, including the rose midge larva, rose cane borer, stem girders, thrips, aphids, Japanese beetles, sawflies (or rose slug), mites, scale insects, caterpillars, and rose chafers, to name a few. There are several options for controlling these pests.
rose midge larva
rose midge larva
It is important to properly identify the correct insect. If you intend to be an avid rose gardener it would be beneficial for you to pick up a rose insect identifying book at your local bookstore. You may also want to invest in a 20X hand lens to observe small insects, especially those on the undersides of leaves. Once the pest is identified you can then determine how bad the damage is.
Rose Cane Borer Damage to Rose
Rose Cane Borer Damage to Rose
If there are only a few pests within your rose garden (about one to two per plant) consider just picking them off and killing them yourself. Or, you could hose them off with a strong stream of water. Be sure to pick off the leaves which contained the insects because they could harbor eggs or larvae.
You may be able to prevent destructive insects in the first place with biological control, or insects that are natural enemies to the pests. You will need to find a distributor, either from the Internet or a local garden center. Follow the appropriate instructions for the timing of the release, how many to release, and how to store them if necessary.
Another approach is to use natural or synthetic chemicals. Both may be obtained at your local garden center or ordered on-line. It is important to follow the labels for any application, even those that are “organic” or “natural” because the ingredients are in a concentrated form and can still be toxic to people if improperly used. Keep in mind, the label is the law!
Interested in other types of bushes? You might want to take a look at holly bushes, our other website about bushes that we have at our home.
Did you know that adding a few lawn ornaments or fountain(s) to your outdoor decor is a pleasant way to customize your home and garden area of your home? Gazing Balls, statues, and bird baths are also tasteful additions, as well. We recently added a bird bath and a fountain to our rose garden in the back, and it really has added to the ambiance.