(Closed) How much time to dethorn roses?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I think its fine in the DIY board…

in working with wedding flowers in the past I know that you can get them without thorns allready. I have never bothered to de-thorn any rose that someone wouldn’t be handeling all day (like a bouquet) and even then you can use a pruners and just snip the tip off making it less sharp so you don’t have to get the entire thorn off. maybe 2 minuets tops per rose if you are being super careful about it

Post # 5
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375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We ordered 300 roses from Costco – best decision I ever made. My recommendation – invest in flower “strippers”. I am not sure if that is the right term, but it’s close enough where people will understand it. The are sort of like tongs that you put around the stem and pull down and it removes the extra greenery and thorns. I think we paid about $20 for 2 (my mom picked them up so I am not 100% sure.) We had the two, and went through our 300 in maybe half an hour? A few seconds per rose, easy.

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