At the end of the last Summer our irrigation was shut off long before the danger of frost was upon us. I decided one day to go out to the field and harvest as much as I could and dry it. I had never really done this before but after a brutal Summer it seemed so sad to just let everything in the field die.
In the dead of Winter I have always found myself feeling a little stir crazy and a major lack of motivation. Last Winter I was feeling uninspired, tired of the Winter and I knew that a creative project would help me get out of my funk. I remembered that big box of dried flowers I had preserved from the previous Summer and started making wreaths from them. It turned into such a fun project and made me fall in love with dried flowers!
When I was a child, I remember having a flower press and drying flowers in it. As I stood at my dining room table making dried flower wreaths with my mom, I couldn't help but be reminded of my sweet childhood that was packed full of creative projects.
What I love about dried flowers is that it they allow us to extend the life of our flowers, preserving the abundance of Summer to be used all year, including during the scarcity of Winter when there is nothing blooming. The arrangements created from dried flowers are everlasting and we are also able to ship them which allows us to branch out as a business into other avenues. They are beautiful, unique gifts that are one of a kind. No two are alike.
Some of my favorite flowers to dry are celosia, lavender, strawflower, nigella and statice. This year I am drying tons of different varieties of flowers and experimenting with different methods and types of flowers.
Currently we are offering a few dried flower pieces on our website, but soon will be adding more along with barn wood drying racks! We would love to hear from you if there are any specific pieces you would be interested in.
As always, thank you so much for continuing to support our local business. It means so much to us!