This week I have been gathering flowers to dry for winter arrangements. I always do roses and hydrangeas but I also like to include other flowers, seedpods, and various foliage.
Right now I have lots of Yarrow, Statice and Sea Lavender blooming and while they are at their peak it is the perfect time to harvest. I also have some Love-in-a-mist seed pods. All of these are super easy to dry. You don't have to do anything but cut them, gather them together in a container, or allow to hang while they dry.
I put them together in a basket to take these pictures and they looked so pretty that I set them as is in a cool, shady spot on a chest in the guest room to finish the drying process; later I will separate them and mix them with other dried flowers and foliage for winter bouquets.
The wonderful thing about these three plants is how beautifully they retain their color and shape after drying.
This is so easy you might want to give it a try, in the long days of winter when not much is blooming a bouquet of dried flowers can add a special touch to a room.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you have a flower filled day.
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