I once did quite a bit of growing plants and flowers for drying. I used to put together lots of wreaths and dried flower arrangements, just for my own decor and for gifts to friends and family. I found it to be more work than my burgeoning family schedule would allow, especially once I entered the “sandwich time” of bearing children and raising them while having to care increasingly for my parents requirements. Wow, those times were difficult! I ended up editing out more and more of the things I liked to do for myself, and drying flowers was among the earliest that had to go. Gardening I couldn’t give up altogether, but my gardens suffered a number of years of increasing neglect. Not that I wasn’t guilty and saddened by that! But I have found a really excellent post from Bren of BG Garden on the fine points of growing flowers for drying.
I recognized all the important things to remember when growing and harvesting flowers for drying, or “everlasting” flowers , as some call them. So I recommend Bren’s post to you and also the activity of drying flowers. Enjoy it and her very nice photos!
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