Dried flowers diaries April 2013

Dried flowers from Barcelona

Shortly after Easter my lovely husband took me to Barcelona for a long weekend. I couldn’t help but notice these dried flowers in the flower markets – so pretty and only a Euro a bunch.

barcelona dried flower bouquet

These bright little dried flowers are each only about 1cm across.

Dried flowers projects from my garden

I spend as much time in the garden as I can at this time of year and couldn’t resist planting these two by my front door: blue corydalis and pink bleeding hearts, a vibrant combination!

corydalis and bleeding heart

But violas are my favourite flowers because of their pretty faces, and I grow them every year. I particularly enjoy drying them by pressing them, and this time last year I experimented with crystallising them too.

violas ready for pressing

Violas picked from my garden this year and ready to dry in my flower press.

Other dried flowers projects this April

Relax with a dried lavender and hop pillow

Make potpourri from your garden

2 responses so far.

  1. Liz says:

    Hi there, I love those Barcelona dried flower bouquets too. Any ideas what type of flowers they used?

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