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)
- Ermgium (Sea holly)
- Helichrysum (Straw flower)
- Limonium (Statice)
- Nigella (Love in a mist)
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