20150929Autumn is the best season to make dried flower arrangements, because so many fall flowers dry on the spot, in the garden or in the field: you only have to collect them and insert them into your bouquet. These “self-drying flowers” include hydrangeas, black-eyed Susans, echinaceas, teasels, Chinese lanterns, pearly everlastings, bulrushes, cereals, grasses and many many others.

In addition, you can collect dried leaves, pine cones, branches with berries and even bare branches to complete your bouquet.

Take a tour of your yard or, even more interesting, head out into the countryside to see: the possibilities are almost endless!

Dried flower arrangements will usually last at least two years before losing their color.

Garden writer and blogger, author of more than 60 gardening books, the laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson, lives and gardens in Quebec City, Canada. The Laidback Gardener blog offers more than 2,500 articles to passionate home gardeners, always with the goal of demystifying gardening and making it easier for even novice gardeners. If you have a gardening question, enter it in Search: the answer is probably already there!

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