Dried flowers

In many ways the beginning of October marks the start of our flower farming year, mulching and preparing beds, planting out bi-annuals and hardy annuals. Every season brings joy on the Flower Farm and one of the joyful things at this time, as well as being able to use rose hips and autumn foliage in our designs, is searching through our flower drying loft reliving some of the delights of summer.

Here is a list of some of the flowers we are drying, ideal for a little hint of summer past as the days shorten:

  • Achillea (Yarrow)
  • Amaranthus
  • Atriplex
  • Daucus
  • Dill
  • Ermgium (Sea holly)
  • Gysophila
  • Helianthus
  • Helichrysum (Straw flower)
  • Limonium (Statice)
  • Nigella (Love in a mist)
  • Pampas

The picture below shows an arrangement made entirely with dried flowers: achillea, amaranthus, eryngium, gyposphila, hydrangea, nigella and pampas. As with all our arrangements this was constructed without using damaging floral foam.

The wreath below was constructed at the beginning of October 2022 and contains: dill, eryngium, gypsophila, helichrysum, hydrangea and nigella.

The wreath below was constructed in October 2021 and contains: atriplex (that’s the pink, curly seed heads), daucus, helichrysum, hydrangea, limonium and nigella. This arrangement is still going in October 2022

5 thoughts on “Dried flowers

  1. Hi Tony – i love these – how much would a small wreath similar to the October 2022 one cost please ?


    1. Hi Carole, I am so glad that you like the wreath. I think it really does speak of autumn. The actual wreath in the picture is £40.00 and is 20 inches in diameter on the outside. I could make a smaller one at, say, 16 inches in diameter for £25.00
      Do let me know if you’d like one.
      With very best wishes.



      1. Apologies Tony .. I would really like a £25 smaller dried flower wreath .. no rush .. when ever you have time .. I love the milk churn of flowers too


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