Dried flowers are a great way to make blooms last forever and turn them into permanent decorations for your home. There are different ways to dry your flowers (some even involve heating them up in a microwave) but for the purposes of our workshop with St.Luke’s Community Centre we simply hung the individual stems upside down and waited for the moisture to evaporate. This process lasted for three to five weeks, and by the time we ran the workshop we had a good range of flowers to choose from for our compositions.
Whilst we all admire plants when in bloom, garden designers and architects also embrace the decay of flowers: stems, seed pods and stalks add structure to the overall garden composition, regardless of their stage of life.
In this Hands-On Workshop we focused on colour, texture, form and structure. We observed a dried out flower bouquet. We drew our attention to the parts of flowers that make them look beautiful, even when dried out.
Flowers play an important role in the world of gardening. In their early days they add colour, texture and smell, and they become vital nutritional elements for our gardens once they fade.
In this Hands-On Workshop we observed a flower bouquet from the first day it bloomed. We explored colour, texture, form and structure.
A variety of media was used and we discussed how to develop our own individual style further.