Cosmos flowers are so cheery well into October
I couldn’t resist picking a few of the last flowers of the summer to preserve. Cosmos flowers are so simple and daisy-like, I can never resist growing them in my garden.
I placed the cosmos flowers flat (without their stems) in the airing cupboard for a week. The dried flowers were soon preserved for use over the winter.
Comparing the dried flowers
Using the dried flowers
I was very pleased with the results, and have used the dried cosmos flowers as a potpourri topper: they are decorating some potpourri I made a few weeks ago with rose and geranium dried flowers.