Few indulgences bring me a greater thrill than having fresh flowers in my home for no good reason (after xiaolongbao, gooey chocolate cake, and canceling plans on a rainy day to read with the window open, of course).

So when "rose reflexing" began making the internet hack rounds last year, I pulled up a chair. Despite evoking images of a flower doing deadlifts at the gym, the moniker actually refers to a method for turning the petals of a rose inside out, a trick that transforms those tight-as-a-fist grocery store blooms into something resembling a wilder variety.


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