Dried Flowers

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I am hoping to raise flowers to dry and then sell. Can anybody suggest a good book or source that says what types of flowers are best for drying. I live in North Eastern Washington state. Thanks

-- Brenda Wheaton (brendawheaton@yahoo.com), February 17, 2002


Flowers Cut and Dried: Essential Guide to Growing, Drying and Arranging -- by Caroline Alexander, Sara Taylor (Photographer)

Harvesting, Preserving & Arranging Dried Flowers -- by Cathy Miller, Rob Gray (Photographer)

-- Oscar H. Will III (owill@mail.whittier.edu), February 17, 2002.

These links may answer some general questions about drying flowers: Clemson Univ. Extension Services, http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC1151.htm, Dried Flowers Direct from Keuka Flower Farm, http://www.driedflowersdirect.com/dried_flowers-ovr.htm

-- BC (desertdweller44@yahoo.com), February 17, 2002.

For info. on dried flowers, check out www.ascfg.org This is the site for The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. There are many excellent links that can give you ideas on varieties, techniques and books for flower drying, flowers suitable for drying and design. We dry and design w/ drieds and there are many flowers suitable and bright colored (as opposed to varying shades of brown)

-- Chris Grandits (JJGBDF@AOL.com), February 17, 2002.

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