Monday, November 17, 2014

Saving beauty ~

Last summer I did a post on Gompherna Fire Works, a new plant for my garden and one that was very successful. It bloomed consistently throughout the season, required little water and was great for cutting.

As I am always looking for new flowers to dry to make bouquets for the winter months and since I know that other Globe Amaranths dry well I thought I would see if this variety would too.

 I waited until they were ready to be cut back and harvested the blooms.

So pretty!

I had enough for several  bouquets.

And here they are...several weeks later. They dried perfectly keeping all of their brilliant color and form; I am delighted. After the holidays when I put all of the Christmas decorations away and the house seems a bit drab I will bring out the flowers I have dried over the summer, including these, and combine them to make bouquets to brighten up the winter months.

Flowers really make me happy!

Wishing you some 'happy' too.


  1. These flowers are stunning, and how lovely that they dry so well. Your bouquets will look gorgeous with these among them.

  2. I have never planted these, but I will this Spring. They are so pretty and look so good dry.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  3. What gorgeous blooms. Even dried they are just such a pretty color. Miss Twiggley doesn't nibble them? Good girl. Our two cats are terrible and want to munch on all my indoor plants.

  4. Hi Adrienne! It's always a pleasure for you to pop in to see me! Oh, what lovely little flowers and I don't think I've ever heard of these before. They remind me of a Bachelor's Button and they did dry just perfectly! Hope you're doing well and I wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!
    Be a sweetie,


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