Utilizing Dried Flowers from your Garden
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2012
"Just because the end of the
gardening season is approaching, doesn't mean the time for enjoying your beautiful
garden flowers is over. Why not bring
those flowers indoor to enjoy?" says University of Illinois Extension
Horticulture Educator, Candice Miller.
of Illinois Extension Ogle County will be offering the program 'Utilizing Dried Flowers from your Garden' on
Tuesday, October 30 from 6:00-7:00 PM.
It will be held at the Extension office located at 421 W. Pines Rd. in
Drying is an excellent way to
preserve flowers for years of enjoyment.
Successful drying depends on proper harvesting of flowers and choosing
the right drying technique, whether hang drying, covering, or
glycerinizing. In this one hour program, Extension Horticulturist, Candice
Miller, will first discuss and demonstrate these methods for drying flowers, and
then follow up with a hands-on workshop on how to make a swag with dried
flowers to hang on your wall. All materials for the workshop will be provided,
but feel free to bring any flowers from your own garden that you would like to
learn how to dry.
The cost for this
program is $20 and everyone is welcome.
To register call the Ogle County Extension office at 815-732-2191 or go to http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/. You may also post any gardening questions you
may have on the University of Illinois Extension Horticulture- Northwest
Illinois Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/northwestillinoishorticulture.