I need to make a bouquet, but I want the roses open. When you purchase an inexpensive bunch at the store they are always closed tight.
How do you make roses open?
When you get them home cut about an inch of the stems off with sharp scissors or shears and put them in lukewarm (not hot) water. Let them sit in a warm place (again, not hot) for about an hour and they should open. However, sometimes roses will not open at all - it depends on how they were handled by the grower.
Reply:cut the ends at an angle and put them in water. they should open in a day or so.
Reply:ask a farmer.