Seeds, fertilizer, and a whole lot of varieties can make a visit to your local plant nursery feel overwhelming. To help you, we’ve gathered some of our most popular flower types here.
Springtime is peak growth time for many flowers, including tulips and daisies. Rudbeckia are long blooming perennials that work well in gardens and containers.
There are several ways that you can go about drying flowers. The most popular of these include the air drying method, microwave method, desiccant method, and pressing method. Air drying and pressing are likely the most straightforward and require the least amount of supplies. Yet, they are also quite restricting and don’t work for all flower types. Air drying can be problematic for blooms that have a high water content as they can rot during the process. Plus, pressing only works well on small flowers with a few petals, as these types of blooms look nice when crushed between two heavy objects.
The microwave and desiccant methods are somewhat more intense and call for a few different items to perform the process properly. Still, both of them tend to have beautiful results that minimally change the look of the flowers. The two methods are actually quite similar; the real difference between them is how long it takes the flowers to dry. Each begins with putting your flowers in a container filled with a moisture-absorbing medium, such as silica gel or cat litter. Then, you can choose to wait or microwave the container to speed up the process, though it comes with some risks.