Shake or clean off the crystals softly with a soft artist’s paintbrush. Leaving flowers in desiccant too long makes them very fragile, so remove flowers immediately once you’ve determined that they’re dry enough.
With only a few exceptions, we air dry all our flowers. We simple hang up flower bunches upside down on wire (over two miles of it is stretched in our circa 1860 barns). The barns offer ideal conditions: 1) darkness; 2) very good air flow; 3) cool updrafts; 4) perfect (usually) humidity levels. Once you have reduce your flowers, it is important to remove them from the sunlight as soon as possible. This, along with drying in the dark, is the main factor in maintaining good color.
The drying process takes from 10 to 20 days, with respect to the plant. Whenever dried, the stems should snap. You must test the flowers for vaginal dryness. Dissect a couple of, and make sure the flowers” internal parts are thoroughly dry. A few flowers, such as delphiniums, keep their color better if dried quickly around sources of warm air such as a heater. Large, many-flowered blooms such as dill, fluffy solide, and Queen Anne”s ribbons, should be dried upright, not hanging upside down.
Silica-gel drying is done in shallow, airtight, plastic material (or glass) containers or trays. I dry many flowers at once by using a 10- by 18-inch airtight plastic container. Yours need not be that big, but make sure that the blossoms aren’t crowded. Spread the bydgoszcz kwiaciarnia out, face up, over a 1-inch (minimum depth) bed of crystals. Cautiously spoon or sprinkle more silica on top until you’ve completely covered the flowers with at least another inch of crystals.
Drying flowers with single-petal structures, such as daisies, facedown can be another technique, but my results have recently been identical using both techniques. To dry flowers facedown, create a tiny mound for the flower head, place the flower head facedown on it, and add silica on the flower until it is covered. Blossoms can be almost coming in contact with, and because similar varieties of flowers dry perfectly rate, you may wish to group similar flowers in the same container. Seal the container, and don’t disturb it for three to four days.
To dry with sand, place an inch or two of sand in a container; scoop away a tiny level of sand to form a depression at first glance; place the flower head upright in this depressive disorder and press the fine sand close to the outside of the flower to back up it. Next, scoop just a little fine sand into your hand and permit it to trickle in a fine stream around each petal. Start with the outer petals and work inward row by row, allowing the sand to build up similarly on all sides of each petal so their position and form aren’t altered. Flowers dried with sand are fragile so be very careful when removing them from the sand. Notice that blossoms must be stored in a strong carton to protect the petals from busting.
With the use of a microwave, you can now dry your flowers in a short time. Flowers should be gathered at their peak or maybe they will turn brown. Make use of any of the blow drying agents (silica gel, sand, borax) in a container deep enough to cover the bloom. Leave a 1/2 inch stem on the flower, make it face up on a 1/2 inch layer of drying agent. Carefully sprinkle enough agent to cover the flower, and place it in the micro wave along with a tiny pan of water. Do not remove the flowers from the agent immediately, but set them aside for several hours. Listed here are some times for drying flowers in a microwave.