For millennia, the rose is the most popular flower ever, because it embodies so much beauty, magic and magic like no other flower. There are over 20,000 varieties of roses worldwide, each unique in color, growth habit and fragrance. And every year, in the merry month of May, I realize how inexhaustible the theme of Rose actually is. Not for nothing are hundreds of poems and songs written about the queen of flowers. Whole parks and gardens worldwide are dedicated to her.
The rose valley in Bulgaria
The rose is a capricious beauty and requires a lot of attention. Not for nothing is the importance of rose in mythology and religion, literature and poetry almost greater than those in gardening. The rose is the flower of Venus and Aphrodite. It symbolizes femininity, beauty, passion and love and is therefore the subject of many fairy tales. The rose is never just a beautiful decoration in the house and garden, but also a symbol. A bouquet of roses says more than a thousand words, is a blooming and fragrant "I love you!".
The flowers can be left to dry and enjoy as a soothing tea
Countless rose lovers celebrate their passion for the fragrant floral splendor with unadulterated devotion in their own garden. Some of them make the rose even their profession. And when I think about her work, I wonder if it is really just a profession or rather a passionate vocation ?!
The world famous Rosa Damascena
There are many rose breeders in Bulgaria, because here the world-famous grows Rosa Damascena , It is not a long-stemmed cut flower, but an oil rose. A fragrant crop from which high-quality essential oil for perfumery is obtained. Rosa Damascena contains more fragrance molecules than all other rose species in the world. In Bulgaria, it thrives in the heart of the country, in Rosental, where the landscape and the climate provide the best conditions for their growth. Here she is also through Steam distillation processed to the precious rose oil. It is very expensive, because you need over 3 tons of rose petals to get one kilogram of rose oil. In wholesale a kilogram of genuine Bulgarian rose oil costs more than 5000 €.
In the morning dew Rosa Damascena unfolds her whole fragrance. It is a real therapy to pick her flowers at sunrise. The rose harvest is a complex process, but nevertheless very invigorating and refreshing, because the rose scent stimulates the nervous system and makes you healthy. Those who did not smell the Damascena and did not touch their flowers, know little of the health-promoting phenomenon of this rose. Her intoxicating scent that runs through her nose is so intense that he lets one see the roses with his eyes closed. This is a sensual experience. The flowers can be left to dry and enjoy as a soothing tea. In fragrance bags, they will fulfill for a long time wardrobes and drawers with fragrance. Even culinary recipes can be wonderfully prepared with the delicate flowers of Rosa Damascena. So let's plant such a rose bush in your own garden ...
Health-promoting rose water from Rosa Damascena
Precious Bulgarian rose oil is more expensive than gold
Rosa Damascena is processed by steam distillation to the precious rose oil
Culinary recipes can be wonderfully prepared with the delicate flowers of Rosa Damascena
In the morning dew Rosa Damascena unfolds her whole fragrance
Green salad with pink damascena flowers