If you (like me) struggle with keeping plants or even cut flowers alive for any period of time, then you’ll be delighted to hear that dried flowers have made their return from the dead. Over the last couple of years the popularity of dried grasses and flowers has been on the rise.
Ideally suited to the change in seasons, these arrangements look stunning by adding texture in earthy and autumnal tones to a space. They have also become more and more popular for other very good reasons. Dry flowers are are low-maintenance, long lasting and eco-friendly (say goodbye to those plastic faux options!).
When you talk about dried glowers most people think of Granny’s house with strong smelling potpourri in bowls around the house, or even pressed dried flowers in frames. Not any more. Dried flowers these days conjure up a more whimsical and back to nature feeling, which is then captured in an effortlessly styled setting.
The styles and choices for arrangements are varied and endless. We have a preference for dried grasses and love a single statement vase with a few long stemmed pampas grass pieces beautifully arranged.
Cotton flowers are another favourite, for their fresh white finish, while we dried hydrangeas are just stunning in a darker moodier setting.
Whether creating a wildflower selection, or used in combination with the odd fresh flower or simply styled in a vase on your bedside tables, dried flowers and grasses are here to stay.