Tag Archives: drying flowers

  • 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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    British seasonal flowers | Peony

    Posted on June 21, 2015 by in Bouquets, How to dry flowers

    British Flowers Week has just finished Aimed primarily at promoting British cut flowers and their growers, #BritishFlowersWeek has been a great success online, raising awareness about the provenance of that fresh bouquet. And hand-in-hand with buying British fresh flowers goes the concept of seasonal flowers. And what flower is more seasonal in June than the […]

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    Autumn colour with dried flowers

    Posted on October 19, 2014 by in How to dry flowers

    Autumn can be a really vibrant season for dried flowers and seed pods Dried hydrangea flowers The hydrangeas are turning to antique shades in the garden. I pick some every year to dry indoors – hope you like this year’s picture below! If other years are anything to go by, the dried hydrangea flowers will […]

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    Dried flowers diaries September 2014

    Posted on October 5, 2014 by in Diary, How to dry flowers

    Drying flower bunches by hanging up Our workshop roof is full of bunches of flowers drying at this time of year: In the photo you can see L-R sea lavender bunches, thistle, echinops and gypsophila flowers. Dried flower bunches – Sea Lavender The sea lavender (limonium) is very easy to dry as it looks much […]

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    Dried flowers diaries June 2014

    Posted on June 28, 2014 by in Diary

    June is my favourite month in the garden The roses are blooming and the borders are looking blousy. It won’t be the same once the roses have gone over and the geraniums need cutting back, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts! If you’d like to find out more about what has been flowering in […]

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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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    Making a flower press

    Posted on October 4, 2013 by in How to dry flowers

    I love pressing flowers …In fact I often spend more time pressing flowers than I do crafting with them afterwards! Here are some flowers I pressed this Spring. Making my own flower press This summer, after a few failures pressing flowers using my ad hoc blotting-paper-in-a-scrapbook method, I thought I’d try and put together something […]

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    How to dry chamomile flowers

    Posted on September 17, 2013 by in Aromatherapy, How to dry flowers

    Drying flowers – Chamomile Growing chamomile flowers at home This summer I accidentally grew some chamomile in my garden, and chamomile flowers have been a bit of a theme on my blog for the last couple of months. But it has just occurred to me that I haven’t yet discussed drying this herb. First pick […]

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    Dried flowers diaries August 2013

    Posted on September 7, 2013 by in Diary

    A lavender stall, preserving hydrangeas, and chamomile tea Apologies for the lateness of this post! Not only am I late by about a week, but there are always less blog posts from me in August as I try and spend some extra time with my family. A lavender stall spotted in Prague This summer we […]

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    You don’t need an airing cupboard to dry flowers

    Posted on August 3, 2013 by in How to dry flowers

    Drying flowers at home There are more ways than one to dry flowers at home – you really don’t need an airing cupboard. Hang bunches up to dry, or lay flower heads flat on kitchen paper. How I dry my plant material Although I have space in my workshop for large-scale drying when needed, I […]

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