The best dried flower plants for winter bouquets
The blooming garden is so beautiful that they want to admire endlessly. From early spring to late autumn, there will certainly be large and small, modest and most unassuming stars in it. And as soon as the first cold weather shackles the garden kingdom, we all begin to dream of a new beginning.
Even in the coldest time of the year, helping to enjoy the beauty of garden flowers helps dried plants - a group of cultures that perfectly retain the shape and color of inflorescences in winter bouquets. Even after prolonged drying, they look like fresh and alive, a small piece of summer in the interior.
A variety of dried flowers today can satisfy even the most capricious florist. Large and small-flowered, colorful and pastel, touching or flashy flowers and inflorescences allow you to freely experiment with winter bouquets or revitalize the room decor, bring the beauty and variety of garden life to the autumn or winter interior.
Get to know the best dried flowers closer.
For a list of dried flower plants for winter bouquets, see the next page.
1. Gypsophila and other lacy dried flowers
Gypsophila, also known as kachim, is not only one of the most popular veil garden plants, but also a wonderful dried flower. The snow-white lace of her inflorescences looks great in winter bouquets, giving them airiness, elegance and weightlessness. Gypsophila is mainly used as a background culture in floristry: it sets off the bright inflorescences of other plants, in particular, dried flowers of the basket type.
In addition to the common panicled gypsophila, original varieties are also used for cutting - terry, pink “Flamingo”, dark pink gypsophila “Pink Star”, etc.
Growing conditions: for cutting, you need to plant gypsophila in sunny areas in nutrient, drained and calcareous loams and sandstones.
Care Required: watering during very long droughts is needed only by young plants, while adults do not need watering or feeding; with aggressive proliferation limit pruning.
Cutting Dates: gypsophila blooms in July and August for almost a month and a half; inflorescences with fully opened flowers are cut off from her; Cutting into bouquets can be carried out only from the third year of growing.
Drying Features: without hanging, in vases or jars without water, where the gypsophila is put to dry completely, in dry and bright rooms.
Kermek - annuals and perennials with very dense shields, panicles or spheres of inflorescences, consisting of numerous spikelets. It seems thicker and brighter than gypsophila, and his palette of colors is wider - from white to pink, salmon, yellow, blue and lilac tones in the most striking variations.
Kermek also loves the sun and well-drained soil, but requires frequent top dressing. Inflorescences are cut off after the flowers are fully opened up to the very frosts, but they are dried only in shade, in well-ventilated rooms, hanging the bunches with the stems up. Pink and salmon flowers burn out in the sun, but yellow and blue (like white) perfectly retain their color even after years.
Yarrow ptarmika - The most popular type of garden yarrow for dry bouquets. It seems to be an enlarged copy of gypsophila: radiant flowers seem like a scattering of pearls on dense inflorescences. The size of individual flowers is larger than that of gypsophila (sometimes more than 1 cm), almost all modern varieties are terry. Cut it off also after complete dissolution.
Continuation of the list of dried flower plants for winter bouquets, see the next page.