• Growing my own dried flowers – Nigella seed heads

    Posted on June 26, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Nigella growing in my garden is gorgeous – their seed heads will make lovely dried flowers too

    The nigella (Love-in-a-mist) is another flower in my garden that grows without me having to plant it. My flowers come in a range of blues from indigo to sky. The formation of the flowers looks so exotic, you wouldn’t believe they grow almost like a weed!

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    Like the poppy seed heads I mentioned in my last post, I love the way the nigella seed head is clearly visible growing in the centre of the flower.

    drying nigella

    Turning nigella seed heads into dried flowers

    Like the poppy seed heads mentioned previously, I have tied a small bunch of nigella together with a rubber band and hung it up to dry in my kitchen. I can’t resist free dried flowers! They will be ready in 2 or 3 weeks.

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