• Drying Sea Lavender in the Workshop

    Posted on September 11, 2012 by in Bouquets, How to dry flowers

    Sea lavender is hardly changed by drying

    This summer I hung up some sea lavender (limonium) stems to dry in our workshop. I chose them to dry because I had heard they were easy, and seen some wedding bouquets with sea lavender this year. It turns out you can hardly tell the difference between the fresh and dried flowers!

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    Fresh sea lavender flowers starting the drying process

    I chose both pink and lavender colour flowers to dry and hung them upside down in bunches of just a few stems tied with an elastic band. Our workshop is warm and dry and the bunches were touch dry in about a week. I left them hanging for about another month, simply because I was busy with other projects.

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    Dried sea lavender bunch after about a month – pretty much unchanged

    From a distance the flowers are a bit like gypsophila (baby’s breath), with tiny flowers held on strong stems. The closer you look at them the prettier they are, and I couldn’t resist taking a few close up photos.

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    Dried sea lavender flower detail – lavender colour

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    Dried sea lavender flowers detail – pink

    I am so pleased with these dried flowers that they are now available to buy online at www.daisyshop.co.uk – at £4.99 for the pink sea lavender bunch, or £5.99 for the slightly larger lavender colour one. Buy dried sea lavender