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    Dried flower wedding bouquet

    Posted on July 31, 2012 by in Bouquets, Weddings

    Always happy to help with dried flowers Last week I was contacted by a lady called Claire who was planning her wedding, but had been let down by her florist. She had made her own dried lavender bouquets for her bridesmaids and asked her florist to produce something similar for her bridal bouquet. Unfortunately she […]

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    My dried flower diaries July 2012

    Posted on July 30, 2012 by in Diary

    My dried flower garden in July Since my last monthly diary post, we actually had some hot weather – hooray! I have spent lots of time in the garden, but most of it soaking up sunshine rather than doing anything useful. Experimenting with dried flowers from my garden I was trained as a scientist, so […]

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    Making dried rose petals and geranium flowers

    Posted on July 10, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Drying rose petals and geranium flowers from my garden After my previous post on drying whole roses, I thought I’d go outside and collect some more flowers to dry. I picked some stripey rosa mundi rose petals, some dark pink rose buds, and various hardy geranium flowers in shades of pink and purple. I threw […]

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    Roses from my garden as dried flowers & petals

    Posted on July 6, 2012 by in Dried rose buds, Dried rose petals, How to dry flowers

    Dried flowers from roses and rose petals Rose season is in full bloom in my garden. This is my favourite time of year when everything looks blousy and verdant, before the untidy phase starts (or is that just my garden?). These rosa mundi roses must be just about my favourite plant because they are so […]

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    My Dried Flowers Diaries June 2012

    Posted on June 29, 2012 by in Diary

    Growing dried flowers in my garden I’ve been reading a fabulous book by Nick Weston called Tree House Diaries in which he builds a tree house in the Sussex countryside and lives in it self-sufficiently for six months. The way it was written made me think that perhaps my dried flower blog would benefit from […]

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    Pressed dried flowers at home

    Posted on May 31, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Pressing dried flowers isn’t something I’d tried for many years I remember pressing flowers as a child, using a sizeable press Dad made me. I was quite successful (and Mum had plenty of flowers to choose from), but the funny thing is that I can’t remember what I did with them! I don’t remember doing […]

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    Delphinium petals Union Jack

    Posted on May 22, 2012 by in Dry flower art

    I’ve just made a Union Jack out of delphinium petals And the best thing is they are all British-grown. Perfect timing for the Diamond Jubilee! Delphinium petals are beautiful dried flower petals often used as wedding confetti Delphinium petals make great wedding confetti because they are 100% natural and biogradable and float in the air […]

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    Wedding inspiration using dried flower petals and bunches

    Posted on April 5, 2012 by in Weddings

    Fabulous photo shoot with dried flowers An absolutely beautiful photo shoot was published this week. The talented wedding blogger and stylist Sonia Collett took some of our dried flowers down to a chateau in the south of France for a 1930’s vintage photo shoot. The photos prove that a big expensive bouquet is not always […]

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    Dried lavender as a wedding theme

    Posted on March 13, 2012 by in Lavender craft, Weddings

    Dried lavender lends a country feel to your celebration. Dried flowers such as dried lavender make lovely wedding confetti & decorations. If you are planning a country-style or vintage themed wedding, extend the feel by using dried flowers in the confetti, as table decorations, and even in favours. Dried lavender as wedding confetti Dried lavender […]

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    Dried Flowers: Drying methods

    Posted on March 12, 2012 by in How to dry flowers

    Dried flowers can be preserved using various drying methods. 1. Commercially air dried flowers This picture shows lavender bunches drying in a barn in Provence. The bunches are tied upside down to a drying rack until dry. Drying under cover in a barn is one method also employed in the UK, where spoilage by damp […]

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