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Dry Your Own Strawflowers – It’s Easy!
I told you it was easy!
The image above – taken just a few days ago – is an orange/yellow Strawflower that I simply cut off last Summer, right where the stem and bloom meet. I wasn’t sure what to do with this papery-feeling flower head, so I just stuck it on top of the tiny orange vase. I never got around to moving the flower, because it ended up drying beautifully right there!
A little dose of prettyness for a window ledge!
I made sure to cut the bloom when it was at its peak, although some sources I’ve researched have said to cut them when they are “almost” at their peak.
December 2013 update: Below are some Strawflower blooms that were still holding strong on the plants outside! The coming snowstorm reminded me to snip off these blooms, including some smaller buds just opening. Aren’t they pretty?