I’m thinking of fall y’all! Yes, I know it’s still summer and I”m really not ready to start fall decor yet! This time of year though, I start drying flowers for fall arrangements. Drying flowers is so very easy! I’m pretty sure there’s lots of information online on how to dry flowers. But for me, I keep it pretty simple! I simply cut and hang my flowers upside down and tie them with twine, you can use whatever you have on hand. I find any place I can to hang flowers! I even use the string from my window blinds to tie and hang flowers! 😉 I also like to save some rose petals and zinnia buds and place them in a bowl and dry them that way too! So far, I’ve been successful! I hope you will give it a try! Believe me, it’s well worth it! The colors of my zinnias are so bright and colorful, but when I dry them, they turn into deep purples, reds and oranges. Fall like colors! I hope you will give it a go!
Summer Flower Arrangement
Hanging flowers from a wreath.
I also use my vintage window shutters in the dining room to hang flowers for drying.
Dried flowers, after a couple of weeks.
I love the deep colors, it reminds me of fall.
Last year, I included some dry zinnia buds in my winter table centerpiece.
Dried flowers from last year.
Flowers from the garden, 2020.
Meanwhile, I’m still making summer flower arrangements, but I definitely look forward to displaying my dried flowers in the fall.
“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson
Until next time, Elizabeth