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Gardening News: Utilizing dried flowers from your garden topic of Oct. 30 U of I Extension program
OREGON, Ill. — “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 indoors to enjoy?” says University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Candice Miller.
University of Illinois Extension Ogle County will offer the program “Utilizing Dried Flowers from your Garden” from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Extension office, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon, Ill.
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, Miller will first discuss and demonstrate these methods for drying flowers, and then follow up with a hands-on workshop about how to make a swag with dried flowers to hang on your wall. All materials for the workshop will be provided, but bring any flowers from your own garden that you would like to learn how to dry.
Cost for this program is $20. To register, call the Ogle County Extension office at (815) 732-2191 or visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/. Post any gardening questions you may have on the University of Illinois Extension Horticulture-Northwest Illinois Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/northwestillinoishorticulture.
From the Oct. 24-30, 2012, issue