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How to dry flowers

by webdev

September 08, 2011

When the weather cools down and leaves start to fall, it is difficult to say goodbye to the gorgeous blooms that have been gracing your garden for so long.

However, if you know how to properly dry flowers, you can enjoy your favorite blooms all year long. Dried flowers make a great addition to wreaths, garlands and other indoor or outdoor decor for the colder months. Plus, arrangements made from dried materials last for a long time and do not require much care or upkeep, according to the University of Missouri Extension.

Whether you want to dry the roses that have so elegantly climbing your trellis all summer or a gorgeous bouquet of birthday flowers that you received from a loved one, the joy of these plants can last.

The news source reports that the trick is to cut flowers that are in good condition - at their prime or slightly immature. Remove all foliage from the stems, bundle stems into small bunches and tie with a rubber band. Hang these bouquets upside down in a place that is warm, dry and dark, such as an attic or closet. They should be ready for use in three weeks.

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