Tuesday Treasure: Blue Forget Me Not Flowers

Just what you need to say “I love you” and bring a little spring into an early winter day.

Dried Blue Forget Me Not Flowers

Blue Forget Me Not Flowers

All my flowers are grown by me in my Idaho garden. I use no pesticides or herbicides, and minimal fertilizers. These forget-me-nots were dried in silica crystals and retain their original shape and color. Click on the image to see the Etsy listing.

Working Wednesday: Potpourri

Summertime is flower time, and that means it’s potpourri time!

Dried geranium petals and finished potpourri

Dried geranium petals and finished potpourri

In the foreground you can see the geranium petals ready to be removed from the stems and put away to absorb essential oil. In the background is bags of finished potpourri {from left to right: dark red roses, dark red geraniums, pink roses, pink geraniums, and more pink roses}.

This is posted in conjunction with the Idaho Etsy Team. Interested in more? The other Idaho Etsy Team members are linking up over on the team blog.

Tuesday Treasure: Rose Potpourri

Today I want to feature my potpourri. I make rose potpourri and geranium potpourri. I dry the flowers, then I place the petals in a paper bag with essential oil (geranium oil for geranium petals, rose oil for rose petals) for a week or two. Then I package the petals in a tulle bag that ties with a ribbon. The photos below show the potpourri in bowls, like it would be in a home.

I really enjoy growing these roses and saving the petals by making potpourri. I like knowing that the beauty of the roses is preserved for many more seasons, even though the rose on the bush is gone.

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