Autumn 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.

Autumn bouquet of dried flowers
Autumn is the best time to make a dried flower bouquet.. Photo:

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.

You can also get wild with your dried alliums!

Garden writer and blogger, author of 65 gardening books, lecturer and communicator, the Laidback Gardener, Larry Hodgson, passed away in October 2022. Known for his great generosity, his thoroughness and his sense of humor, he reached several generations of amateur and professional gardeners over his 40-year career. Thanks to his son, Mathieu Hodgson, and a team of contributors, will continue its mission of demystifying gardening and making it more accessible to all.

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