Ever since Imelda was young roses are her ultimate favorite flowers. Knowing this, the first plants that Jeff ordered for spring planting right after we moved in our farm in March 2014 were roses. We planted 21 roses in honor of our 21 years’ together. Soon our first spring in our farm was a burst of pink, red and yellow roses. The sight was heart-stopping beautiful, inspiring and quite romantic. The impressive presence of roses is like a life full of life seen from afar attracting beautiful butterflies and bees.
This spring 2015, we are planting about 200 rose shrubs and rose trees. With a variety of roses in our garden we are surely going to have colorful roses that will continually inspire us to produce creative and natural products for our line of Blue Dreams Roses as follows:
The aroma of roses is like a spring breeze with a happy clean relaxing note. It is no wonder that roses’ essential oil are spoken highly when it comes to aromatherapy and its healing power, including valuable properties that provide health benefits based on available research. Seeing and smelling roses have been proven to create positive moods. No wonder, it is one of the best-selling flowers and fragrant in the world. Roses create memories and positive feelings that touch the heart in unexplained ways.
With long history of proven benefits for health remedies especially in skin care, roses is suitable for all skin types, but it is especially valuable for dry, sensitive or aging skins. It has a tonic and astringent effect on the capillaries just below the skin surface, which makes it useful in diminishing the redness caused by enlarged capillaries. It is important to ensure that the product contains the genuine natural rose oil.” (Source: Rose Magazine). “Rose essential oil---Latin name Rosa Damascene and Rosa Centifolia---is the richest and the most expensive of all the essential oils. The rose has been venerated for its scent and healing properties since ancient times.” (Source: LiveStrong.com). According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “In recent years, antioxidant, antibacterial and antimicrobial activities of R. damascene essential oil have been demonstrated.”
With roses as inspiration, Blue Dreams designed several products that reflect upon the value-added and beauty of rose. Blue Dreams Roses also offer pure rose essential oil from Bulgaria, renowned for the best rose bearing oil in the world cultivating Bulgarian Rose Damascene for over 300 years.
Roses have been used for centuries in special events to celebrate love for someone like weddings, birthdays and more. Such symbol of immortal love will now be captured in Blue Dreams Everlasting Roses’ collection of preserved roses arranged in beautiful hand blown glasses.
In our first year we have chosen to grow easy to grow varieties of roses. Through this experience we learned which among the roses would thrive in our zone and those that are easy to care for. Being new in this type of work, we were guided by experts’ advice in how to grow roses successfully. These varieties are now our inspiration to share with you. To personally experience their awesome colors and beauty, live rose plants of various varieties are available in Blue Dreams Farm from spring to summer. Only available through pick up in our farm.