As I've said in a previous post, I have a hard time picking fresh flowers to have in a vase inside, as there is nothing better than strolling around outside seeing the all the pretties in the garden, and plus I feel bad I'm taking food off the bees. But occasionally I do pick some for inside, especially peonies because they are only out for such a short time.
So this year I decided to grow some flowers for drying, so I could have flowers from my garden inside all year round without the guilt.
I grew cornflowers and straw flowers from seed for drying, but I think I will have to do some more research what else drys well and keep adding to my collection. I then picked them, tied them with some string and hung them in my wardrobe upside down to dry.
Last week they were ready (I think and hope!) and the kids thought they would be a cool addition to add to our Christmas tree, along with some of their home made treasures from over the years, and I tend to agree with them! Although it makes me a tad nervous with the lights, so we tried to keep them away from those, and only have the lights on when we are home.
I'm not sure that I would dry cornflowers again, as they are already falling apart a bit, but the straw flowers look so sweet!