Making Potpourri at Home

Making Potpourri at HomeOn a cool fall day there is nothing that compares to coming home to the fresh scent of potpourri. A sack of these dried flowers in your closet can bring outdoor freshness to your clothing. You are especially luck if you have a garden full of flowers. All you need to do is pick the petals off your wilting summer flowers and in no time you will have homemade potpourri.

Potpourri is simply dried flowers, the petals, buds and foliage. You can use a variety of plants from your garden annuals, perennials, wildflowers, herbs, shrubs or vines. There aren’t a lot of limits when it comes to what you can use to make your potpourri.

It is best to pick the flowers you want to use when they are dry. The place where you dry your plants needs to have good air circulation and very little humidity. It is also important that this place is dark so that the petals do not lose their colour. Attics, sheds, barn lofts or garages are usually the best choice. It takes the flowers about 10 to 14 days to dry, so do not rush it — wait until they are fully dry. The more patient you are, the better the results.

[Via: DallasNews.com]

Making Potpourri at Home was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by admin
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