Experiments with drying flowers
Looking back on a colourful summer:
Drying flowers at home
All these flowers were dried using one of two methods:
- Air-dried flat: just cut the flower heads off and lay the flowers face down on kitchen roll in a warm, dark, dry place for a week or so until crisp.
- Hanging bunches: to dry the whole flower on its stem, bunch a few stems together with an elastic band, then hang upside down in a warm, dry, dark place for a week or more.
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Trialling dried flowers for daisyshop.co.uk
Some of these dried flowers have made it onto sale in our shop, or will soon:
- Watch out for the marguerite daisies in an exclusive limited availability confetti mix coming soon!
- Small roses, dried rose petals and peony petals make it into our own British confetti from time to time.
- Larger roses such as the Rosa mundi are often used to decorate our English Rose potpourri.
- We sold all the eryngium bunches I dried this year, but look out for more next summer.
- The pink achillea bunches were a little faded looking once dry, but the yellow ones we buy in for the shop are great!
- Watch out for dried ammobium bunches coming soon!
Looking forward to more experiments in drying flowers next year.
Read more about how to dry achillea flowers