Not only do I enjoy my summer garden while it is in bloom, but I usually try to save some of the flowers of the season. I simply use my garage greenhouse and old sheet pans. I put out flowers from summer floral arrangements and also from my garden throughout the season. I allow them to dry on their own without using any products.
I seem to have better success with certain types of flowers, but even those that don’t seem to look as good as the others, still have significance to me. I use them in my fall arrangements on wreaths or outdoors in baskets on my porch or deck. Every year I have a new supply and don’t worry about keeping them longer than that. Such fun for me to have flowers of the summer throughout the Fall and sometimes for Spring arrangements too.