I have finally realized that Gardening is one of my true passions. I have always enjoyed gardening but I didn’t fully see the joy and excitement it brought me until now. Growing a vegetable garden has always been the norm for me and I never looked past that point. The minute we bought our 18 acres my mind started racing and I have all types of ideas … and Gardening is at the heart of it all!
My gardens this year did Great even though I had a tough time deciding what to plant here and/or down south. Growing gardens in two different locations is a challenge and quite frankly not a good idea. I have learned to respect the weather and worship its every move. I watch for rain, I watch for rain to cease after torrid downfalls for two days, I cringe when it’s hot and dry for 2 weeks in a row and I have no way of turning on the garden hose for some relief since I am 5 hours away.
To accompany all this wonder and worry I am now fascinated with Growing Flowers and not just growing them, but also learning to preserve or dry them. I learned quickly that not all flowers dry well and some don’t even grow well!
Organization – keeping track of what you plant, when and how it did is a necessity regardless if it be vegetables or flowers. I have charts and seem to have it all under control, but I have to confess I tried to grow too much at once. All from seeds and tiny seeds are very fickle! So … not everything worked as expected, but as with all good gardening – you just keep trying!
I do have my startup grow racks which I use year round and realized they are multi-functional since I am now using them without the lights to dry flowers!
Flowers that I found easy to grow and air dried well were:
The possibilities to craft and create with dried flowers is endless and not difficult at all. Sometimes simple is so beautiful ...