A dried flower wreath begins with a foam, straw or wire wreath base. Glue or wire dried flowers of varying size or colors to the base to go with your decorating colors. You could pickup dried flowers at the craft store, but why not grow and dry your own flowers to make wreaths? Some of the best flowers to grow to create dried flower wreaths are perennials that will return year after year.
The fragrance of English lavender is unbeatable making it one of the most popular dried flowers. In the ground or potted, pinching the buds will cause lavender to emit its delightful scent. Plant lavender from pots in early spring or early fall in a location where it will receive full sun. Harvest lavender before the buds open. Cut the stems low on the shrub, tie the stems together and hang them upside-down to dry.
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