Drying Flowers

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What is the best way to dry flowers?

-- Colleen (mountainlightning@yahoo.com), April 01, 2002


I bunch them loosely and hang them upside down. If you have herb racks, those work perfectly, too.

-- Wendy A (phillips-anteswe@pendleton.usmc.mil), April 02, 2002.

Hi all..gee I am hoping that this thread takes off a little bit. I have never dried flowers before..but I am very interested in learning how to. What are some good varieties to grow that you would then dry?

Thanks in advance..and have a great day.

-- Sher (riverdobbers@webtv.net), April 02, 2002.

You can dry almost anything-----just look around you---I often dry wild flowers out of the pastures-----you don't have to plant anything to dry---just look around you----

I have a friend who has a flower shop--if some fresh cut flowers don't sell instead of pitching them I retreive them----in the winter time I tie the stems together & hang them upside down behind the wood stove to dry---

In the times of the year that we don't have the woodstove going--I also hang them with stems tied together from my wooden drying rack---

Have not found many types of flowers or wild grasses that don't dry well & work well in arrangements or with craft projects---

In the fall check the road ditches for the already dryed wild flowers & weeds & grasses---I arrange them in all sorts of containers & call them my roadditch art work!!!

-- Sonda (sgbruce@birch.net), April 02, 2002.

Sounds wonderful Sonda..and I am gonna take a good look around and try it! Thank you so very much!

-- Sher (riverdobbers@webtv.net), April 02, 2002.

Sher-----go for it Girl--- & have lots of fun while you do it----

Also, I take my road ditch art work in small containers to put on each table at the care home-many times a year----they love it--

There are many times different groups have needed table arrangements & didn't have money to buy ---so they call me---for my road ditch art work----

Enjoy & bless as many as you can while you do it----

-- Sonda in Ks. (sgbruce@birch.net), April 02, 2002.

The best ones I've dried were statice and celosia. They are almost dry when you pick them & only need to hang for a couple days.

-- Kris in Wisc (kkwoestman@yahoo.com), April 02, 2002.

I rarely get cut flowers from my hubby, ( he thinks they are a waste of money , as do I) , but when I do, I hang them up, bound by a rubber band at the ends ( stem ends ) in the laundry room. I have some of those hooks that you buy that dont mess up the wall when you take them down. I wait till they are dry and make sachets for my drawers ( chest of- not others..LOL). I sometimes embroidery the event for which I recieved them on the outside before I stuff it with the potpourri. I put some in the girls drawers, and in the closets, and when I see them I get a little walk on memeory lane,, nice...

-- Kristean Thompson (pigalena_babe@yahoo.com), April 03, 2002.

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