Tag Archives: cornflowers

  • Dried flowers from my garden | Photo shoot

    Posted on July 1, 2016 by in Dried flowers general, How to dry flowers

    Picking garden flowers to dry I love drying flowers At this time of year when roses and peonies are in bloom, I love to visit the garden every day, enjoying their scent, and taking a small harvest. I always leave enough to enjoy in situ. Images courtesy Nicola Stocken. Save Find out more about drying […]

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    Dried flowers diaries July 2014

    Posted on July 29, 2014 by in Diary

    Flowers at home and work This time of year is very much gardening time for me. I’m a fair weather gardener, and this month has certainly been fair! My garden in bloom Behind the agapanthus are some calendula, cornflowers and lavender, which all can be dried and used in potpourri making. Lucky heather flowers I’ve […]

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    Vintage images with dry flowers

    Posted on February 4, 2014 by in Dry flower art

    Floral illustrations from the British Library My husband Mike – who is into all things vintage – spotted recently that the British Library had uploaded a million images to Flikr for public use. These are illustrations covering the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s. There is quite a variety, from maps to satirical cartoons. A Victorian circle […]

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    Dried flowers Christmas baubles

    Posted on December 23, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    An unusual Christmas decoration with dried flowers Last year I read this great article about making dried flowers baubles, and was inspired to try it for myself. I tried two different types of baubles – plastic ones that pull in half from the craft shop, and normal clear glass ones. I have loads of dried […]

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    Dried flowers diaries June 2013

    Posted on June 30, 2013 by in Diary

    June: a month of Photography Photos of dried wedding flowers At the beginning of the month I was emailed by Tess, a happy bride who had used my dried flowers at her wedding, with a link to a lovely blog post written by her photographer Esme Ducker. A visit from a gardens photographer – potpourri […]

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    Making potpourri in the press

    Posted on June 30, 2013 by in Potpourri making

    Photographing potpourri making I was really pleased to be visited by garden writer and photographer Nicola Stocken this week. She spent an afternoon with me potpourri making for an article she is writing. It will take a while for her to process the photos and finish the article, but she sent me one image as […]

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    Dried flowers uses | A real wedding with natural confetti petals

    Posted on February 6, 2013 by in Weddings

    A real wedding with real petal confetti I love inventing pretty new confetti mixes from the range of dried flower petals we have in the shop. The thing about dried flower confetti is that it is 100% natural and biodegradable. Cornflower Mix is my favourite natural confetti This is a mix I put together at […]

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    Natural dried flower petal wedding confetti

    Posted on November 12, 2012 by in Weddings

    I enjoy inventing new dried flower petal mixes for use as natural wedding confetti And I recently wrote an article for WantThatWedding.co.uk on the subject. As well as confetti, dried flowers are becoming increasingly popular as table decorations and bouquets as seen in the WantThatWedding French styled bridal shoot last April (to which we contributed […]

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    Dried flower diaries September 2012

    Posted on September 26, 2012 by in Diary

    Dried flower news – Autumn begins Gosh what a month – we’ve gone from hot sun to hammering rain. This is a really big month in the shop because we are receiving into stock all the Christmas fruits & spices, pine cones etc – the crafters we supply always like to start their projects in […]

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    Why do cornflowers fade when you dry them?

    Posted on September 19, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    I had a go at drying some cornflower stems in my workshop this summer They were all a lovely intense uniform royal blue when I hung them up to dry, but the results were very mixed! Some of the dried cornflowers colour stayed true, some faded to a pretty pale blue, and some cornflower petals […]

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