After clearing away all the Christmas decorations and getting back to unadorned rooms, it didn't take me long to realise that I had three arrangements of varied dried flowers and those 'stag horn' branches. I didn't participate in the anniversary dried arrangement challenge. You could say I saved that for a time when there wasn't much in the garden. There are a few blooms, but the coming weeks the availability will probably rise in a crescendo. with the dried arrangement never being share. All the dried flowers except for the alliums have been brought together. Any surplus thrown away.
This will be on permanent display for several weeks all in my lovely new vase from Jean.
Honesty which is probably three years old, long dried Crocosmia seeded flower stems, poppy heads, Briza Maxima, and the old lichen twig I picked up from The Newt, all collected except the last year from the garden.
I was starting to collect all the seeds from the poppy heads, which I shall use in bread, when it occurred to me just how pretty all the seeds heads were. For now there are positioned in small pottery dishes.