Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
I always thought roses were just a pretty flower until I met the Rosa rugosa 'Hansa.' Its blooms can be used for many things, including infusing a brandy concoction that mixes beautifully with sparkling wine.