The practice of drying flowers has historically been enjoyed for centuries to provide color and texture in the home throughout the year as farmer's wives would harvest flowers and grasses from the fields to adorn their home during the winter months.
Growing and drying flowers sustainably provides a mindful option to purchasing silk or plastic ones. They are a better choice for floral decor in having a healthy environment for our homes. In growing flowers for drying, they also provide invaluable space for honey bees to pollinate.
As long as I can remember, I have always loved dried flowers. My family had a florist in Pennsylvania where I learned early on how flowers could be dried and preserved by harvesting or gathering them at the peak of their season to ensure brilliant color and lasting beauty.
On our farm, Slate Hill Flower Farm, we grow many of the flowers that we dry. Others are gathered from along the roadsides and fields surrounding Sharon Springs. We are fortunate to live in an area that provides so much variety for seasonal gathering and enjoy harvesting them for you.
Lavender offers relaxing and calming properties as well as wonderful uses in culinary products.