from the July 1985 "Drying Times"

by Barb Moody

The procedure for drying flowers is very similar to that of drying leafy herbs.

Flowers should be gathered as soon as flower buds have opened.

Collect on a dry day at least two days after the last rain. Collect in the early morning after the dew has dried.

Dry at low temperatures, 80° - 95°. Dry until brittle. Remove immediately.

Do not use flowers that have been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides.