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Dried Flowers for the Colder Months

Dried Flowers for the Colder Months

Spotted (and admired) at a recent Kinfolk dinner in Los Angeles: dried bouquets, suspended from the ceiling with twine. Here’s a selection of long-stemmed dried flowers suitable for making similar floral arrangements to take you through the dark months. For more ideas, visit Gardenista.

Above: A Vintage Hydrangea Bunch is $58.

Above: A Dried Cardoon Flower Bunch, from 22 to 24 inches high, is $18.

Above: A Dried Poppy Pod Bunch, approximately 14 inches high, is $22.

For more inspiration for creating a floral arrangement at home, visit Emily Thompson Flowers: Brooklyn’s Florist to the Stars.

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Gardenista is a one-stop sourcebook for cultivated living, a guide to outdoor design and gardening. Helmed by former New York Times columnist Michelle Slatalla, Gardenista features inspiration, garden visits, and advice for all things outdoor living, from patios and peonies, to tables and terraces. Gardens matter, and Gardenista celebrates tomatoes on the fire escape as much as rolling acres of green.


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1:53AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Thank you

10:42PM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Interesting as during a cold winter's day some dried flowers can add colour and a reminder of the more pleasant seasons to come. Thanks Nicole B, good ideas there as well.

10:24AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

neat, might give it a try

2:14AM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Grow lavender ... then dry .... great for keep in drawers (to repel moths) and great as gifts when wrapped in a pretty bow : )

10:55AM PST on Nov 29, 2012


7:16AM PST on Nov 19, 2012

Thanks for posting

9:47PM PST on Nov 15, 2012


12:27PM PST on Nov 14, 2012

Many types of flowers, herbs work well after drying in arrangements.

6:05AM PST on Nov 13, 2012

It is easy to dry flowers , hang in a cool dark area away from light , to reduce fading . Its a great way to collect seeds and use valuable herbs . Collect a variety and make a flower arrangement later. I would rather do it myself than buy to expensive too .

5:56PM PST on Nov 12, 2012

Dry your own favorites instead. It's easy. I'm not a fan of dried flowers, they always look dead and they gather dust.

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