Drying Bouquet Greenery

(Question)

At our daughter’s wedding we had gorgeous flower arrangements from a florist and want to know if the greenery can be dried out to be put into a vase with the curvy willow.

 

(Answer)

Most plant material can be dried. Some such as pine cones and seed pods dry naturally. Others can be air dried by hanging or placed on racks or screens to dry, or pressed under weights like between the pages of books. For more delicate items like flower blossoms you can use desiccants – silica gel, dry sand, borax, perlite or even kitty litter. Here is is a site where you can find explanations of each method and the drying time for items of various thicknesses as well as a list showing suggested drying methods for various types of flowers and foliage.

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep004