Dried flowers

Dried flowers

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The life of the flowers can be, so to speak, "extended", thanks to the use of drying techniques, which allow the preservation of plants and flowers for a long period of time. The beauty of fresh flowers is certainly indisputable. However, even dried flowers lend themselves well as elements of furniture and decoration of the environments in which we live, especially if inserted in graceful compositions. In order for the flowers and, in general, the vegetables, even once dried, to maintain their characteristics as much as possible (color, perfume, ...) and to be preserved for a long time, it is necessary to adopt a series of precautions:

First of all, it is good to remember that only some types of plants are suitable for drying; among these we find the rose, the bay leaf, the mimosa, the ivy, the lavender, the daisy, the heather, the acanthus; the flowers, ... continue

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continue ... , the leaves and plants to be dried must be harvested in a rather dry period of the year (summer or autumn) and of the day; water and humidity, in fact, in addition to making the flower more fragile, compromise its drying; The compositions must be various: the vegetables used must have a similar consistency between them, but it is necessary to use all parts of the plants (not just flowers). It is equally important to create a certain balance between the different components, so that the composition is harmonious overall

Video: How to grow flowers for cutting and drying! Tips from an English country garden.