Drying and wiring flowers

It is better to wire flowers fresh and then dry them, they are easier and less fragile.

Drying and wiring flowers – Strawflowers

Helichrysum bracteatum (Syn.Bracteantha bracteate, Xerochrysum bracteatum)

Use them fresh all summer long before turning bunches upside down for use indefinitely.

Simply tie stems tightly, turn upside down for at least a month in a cool dry location. 

I’ve got flowers that I dried more than 6 years ago. Like a fine wine, they improve with age, taking on a vintage elegance. Dried flowers are perfect for hair flowers the following Spring.

Drying Flowers – Statice (Limonium sinuatum)

Make your own Salvia Viridis (Clary Sage) Wedding Confetti!

Clary sage can also be dried for everlasting flowers, it is also just about the easiest plant to dry!

For drying wait until the stems are firmer so they don’t wilt.

Hang upside down to dry for at least a month in a cool dry location.

The colourful bracts keep their colour well. Dried Clary sage can also be used as pot potpourri with a few drops of your favourite essential oil.