I've loved drying flowers since I was little. I still find old books with flowers I pressed decades ago.
Now that I have a lot more flowers, I find that I'm drying a lot more. I literally have sacks and sacks of dried lavender, not because I have a market, but because I just have so much fun drying it. You should step into my office and take a whiff -- it's heaven!
Knowing this, you can only imagine my excitement when I read about this company, Shropshire Petals in England that makes confetti out of dried flowers and petals. Most is used at weddings so they have all kinds of mixes to match the bride's wedding colors.
Have I found my new product? I think so! I'm in the process now of testing/drying about half a dozen different flowers to see what dry well and keep their color. Already I can see big crops of Larkspur, zinnea, lavender, roses and hydrangea in my future. In fact, I'm getting excited just writing this.
All this news comes a perfect time as the garden it starting to slow down. The rest of the flowers that don't go into bouquets will now be dried for future (organic) confetti.
What do you think? Cool new product? Big mistake? Would you like a sample when it's ready? Let me know what you think.
Have fun in your garden.