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.


Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Dale O.

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.

Ana Passos
Ana Passos5 years ago

neat, might give it a try

Magdika Cecilia Perez

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

Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago


Rita White
Rita White5 years ago

Thanks for posting

Thorn Briar
Past Member 5 years ago


Lois Sepahrom
Lois Sepahrom5 years ago

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

susan k.
susan k5 years ago

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 .

Sue H.
Sue H5 years ago

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