Here’s another photo, as promised. This is one of the old rose varietals that was in bloom when my sister and I visited Green Knowe (aka The Manor at Hemingford Grey).
Lucy Boston created a marvelous scent garden there, famous particularly for antique roses. She was known for having parties, where she had her guests pick globular roses like this to use as drinking cups.
“It is rather a dribbly business,” she writes, “the roses leak, but utterly delicious; also long drawn out, the process can’t be hurried.”
And I found this quote also quoted on a wonderful rose centered web site, which also has a great recipe for rose petal punch — How perfect for a summer party — I’m definitely going to try it soon! Check out
The Rose, Flower of June