Drying flowers is really easy.
It's a great way to keep flowers in the home through out winter when blooms in the garden maybe less productive.
When to pick flowers for drying
Flowers should be about 3/4 bloomed. Pick the flowers in the morning before they are fully open If they you pick them in full bloom they will fall apart.
Once picked remove leaves and foliage.
Drying The Flowers
Secure about 10 stems with a rubber band or string and hang in a well ventilated area away from sunlight, this will prevent the colours fading.
In about 2 weeks you will have some beautiful fully dried flowers to keep hung or pop in vases around the house. With Christmas just around the corner you could make some stunning dried flower wreaths or Christmas tree decorations.
The top 15 best flowers for drying that we recommend are:
- Baby's Breath
- Flamingo Grass
- Celosia Pampas Plume
- Bunny Tail Grass
- Gomphrena / Globe Amaranth
- Sea Holly
- Nigella (Love In A Mist)
- Poppy (seed heads)
- White Dill Ammi