Saturday, January 22, 2011
Remembrances of Another Season
Late last summer, I got the urge to try and dry some for myself. There's a trick to it as you have to cut them at just the right time. Cut them when they are too young, and they won't dry well. Cut them too late in the season, and they will have begun to turn green. As you can see, some of these flowers were cut too late, and do have a green tinge. But, all in all, I'm quite pleased with this first effort.
She told me that the blue hydrangeas dry better, and retain more color, so I think that next year I'll get some of that stuff that you can add to the soil that will give you bluer flowers. And, I think I'll do some research and see if I can find out what wildflowers dry well. If I remember correctly, yarrow is one of them, so I'll see if I can get permission to gather a few from the Great Meadow. Then, maybe next year, I can try my hand at creating my own Williamsburg arrangement.
In the meantime, these few flowers remind me that spring and summer will come again, in the endless cycle of life.