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Dried Flowers and Herbs

One of my goals last season was to maintain a balance of growing flowers for bouquets, having flowers available for u-pick, leaving flowers in the field for photographers and making sure all little creatures had what they needed to be happy. In all of that, I also picked flowers and herbs that would be great for drying. At the time I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but anyone that knows me will tell you that I will come up with something. Yes, it is usually in the middle of the night when I should be asleep.


If you have read any posts before this one, you know that our kids have moved out and left our basement empty, well not anymore! Anyone feel sorry for my hubby yet? Anyway, by the end of September I had managed to fill the family room with dried flowers and herbs. I even brought in the shelving from the green house to use as hanging racks. It was out of control. I would like say it wasn’t all my fault, by the end of September, panic mode set in and I didn’t want anything left out to freeze. See, not my fault! Now do you feel sorry for him? Just to add to his pain, he is a volunteer firefighter and when he saw my…..treasures, all he could see was a fire hazard. Don’t worry, I got this!


Well I have started making my projects, mostly wreaths, but last night I had a couple more ideas, see picture. I truly think making these and more with the flowers and herbs will help me get through the winter months as I patiently wait for spring. If you have things that you have made using dried plants, I would love to see them!


Some of the plants that I dried....

Strawflower

Cinnamon Basil

Lemon Basil

Bee Balm

Pennycress

Baby's Breath

Chocolate Lace Flower

Amaranth

Clary Sage

Oregano

Lavender

Cilantro

Tarragon


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