Meet Me in Middle Earth: Flower Drying with Billie

Hello! Billie Baggins here. The kind folks at Breakfast Second are allowing me to write a post, so I’m going to show you one of my favorite summer activities: flower drying.

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The process of flower drying is very simple, really.

So, I’m going to give you a short step-by-step guide!

Step 1: Choose your flower. For me, there’s almost nothing lovelier than dried lavender. Not only does lavender smell wonderful both before and after drying, but also makes a pretty little decoration and adds a sweet note in your cooking.

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Step 2: Cut it. You may be tempted to pull the flowers straight from the earth, but in order to make sure flowers can grow from the same plant in the future, you should use a scissors to cut the flower you want.

[Note: Most flowers air-dry best when they are just beginning to open, so choose carefully! If they are fully opened prior to cutting, the petals may fall off while drying.]

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Step 3: Sort. Now that you’ve found and cut your flowers, it’s time to sort! This step is good for both organizing the flowers by size and by type (if you have more than one kind of flower). Sorting the flowers will also ensure even drying.

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Step 4: Tie and hang. Almost done! Once you’ve sorted your flowers in the correct size and type, tie each bundle together with twine and hang upside down from nails, hooks, etc.

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Step 5: Enjoy! Once your flowers are dried, you can use them in many different ways–whether as potpourri, decoration, or in a favorite dish (depending on the type of flower).

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Well, that’s all for now, folks!

It’s been a lovely time, and I hope to see you all soon.

I’d love to stay connected with you through my Instagram!

Always remember: Home is a hot cup of tea.

All the best,

Billie

 

 

 

 

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