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How to dry and arrange wildflowers. Also includes information on how to make a sachet of dried wildflowers and how to press and display wildflowers. Includes list of companies who sell wildflower seeds and plants.
AMERICANA Jul-Aug 1977 (v.5#3) pg. 34

How to make a dried flower arrangement by dipping the dried materials in a solution of alum and water. Crystals will form on the material so that the arrangement glitters like trees after an ice storm.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1972 (v.50#11) pg. 200

How to preserve fresh flowers so they are "porcelainized".
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1977 (v.55#12) pg. 94, 169

How to dry flowers. Covers air drying, desiccant drying with both silica gel and borax, pressing flowers, glycerinized foliage, and making dried arrangements.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1978 (v.56#2) pg. 152

How to make tuzzy-muzzies, dried flower nosegays.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1979 (v.57#12) pg. 114, 194

Never-fade flowers you grow from seed. Tips on raising and drying flowers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1982 (v.60#5) pg. 104

Never-fade bouquets are made from dried flowers and wildings.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1982 (v.60#8) pg. 66

Grow your own cut flowers from seed. Includes tips on how to keep cut flowers fresh in bouquets, how to grow flowers for dried arrangements and how to dry them.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1987 (v.65#5) pg. 45

Dried and true. Centerpieces made from dried flowers. (1) Twine-bound roses. (2) Bundle of sunflowers. (3) Pineapple shape of dried rosebuds crowned with bay leaves. (4) Sheaves of wheat. (5) Bunched lavender and salvia. (6) Orange and pomegranate wreath with bay leaves. (7) Miniature herb garden. (8) Pinecone and almond vase.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1992 (v.70#10) pg. 115

Everlasting indoor gardens. (1) Dried flowers are arranged in a display box filled with florist's foam. (2) Tiny wreath of dried sweetheart roses and eucalyptus buds. (3) Arched swag of artemisia and everlastings. (4) Large lidded jar filled with dried flowers. (5) Swag made from rattail ribbon and nosegays of dried flowers and ginkgo leaves. (6) Sweetgrass and flowers bouquet.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1997 (v.75#10) pg. 41

How to dry just about any flower, even entire plants. Includes instructions for air drying, glycerine preservation and silica gel.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1999 (v.77#9) pg. 201

Tip describes ways to enhance the colors of dried materials.
CRAFTS Feb 1991 (v.14#2) pg. 106

Dried flowers tussie mussie in a Battenberg lace napkin.
CRAFTS May 1993 (v.16#5) pg. 21

Woodland planter box incorporates dried mushrooms/sponge fungus, thistle, seed pods and wheat in a way that attempts to duplicate the way the natural materials might appear outdoors.
CRAFTS Jan 1996 (v.19#1) pg. 52

Dry flowers in a microwave. Also described how to decorate a grapevine wreath with dried roses, silk ivy garland, artificial berries and satin ribbon.
CRAFTS Jul 1996 (v.19#7) pg. 47

Floral ecology box. Dried flowers are glued into compartments of a wooden display box or printer's tray to simulate a patchwork design.
CRAFTS Jul 1996 (v.19#7) pg. 62

Floral treasure box. A 9"x6"x3" hinged wooden box with interior sections is painted gold. Each section is filled with dried florals.
CRAFTS Jan 1997 (v.20#1) pg. 21

How to dry flowers using silica gel.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #64 Aug 1978 (v.6#4) pg. 57

How to arrange dried flowers on a background of velvet and frame them for hanging.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #65 Oct 1978 (v.6#5) pg. 33

All about drying flowers.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #77 Oct 1980 (v.7#5) pg. 28

Weeds can be decorative. How to dry and preserve weeds and use them in decorative arrangements.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #85 Feb 1982 (v.8#1) pg. 27

Pick your own snowflakes. Use dried blossoms of the Wild Carrot or Queen Anne's Lace as Christmas decorations.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #90 Dec 1982 (v.8#6) pg. 41

Dried flower basket. How to make your own arrangements of tiny blossoms from your fields and garden. Includes tips on drying flowers.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #101 Oct 1984 (v.9#5) pg. 37

Tip on drying, pressing and framing cut flowers.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Sep-Oct 1990 (v.21#5) pg. 8

How to make a dried flower picture.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1974 (v.4#8) pg. 46

How to dry a wedding bouquet in silica gel and mount it in a shadowbox frame.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1979 (v.10#5) pg. 13

How to dry flowers in silica gel in a microwave oven.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1979 (v.10#5) pg. 36

Violets and violets in art. (1) Candied violets. (2) Cross-stitched violets. (3) Silk violet nosegay. (4) Dried violet arrangement.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1981 (v.12#4) pg. 52

How to dry lilacs and foliage for use in year-round arrangements.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 38

Making summer last. How to grow and dry a dozen different flowers.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Aug 1991 (v.22#4) pg. 34

Hearth broom, wreath, floral spray and mushroom basket arrangement to make using dried flowers, twigs, pods and grasses.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 20 1978 (v.91#13) pg. 52

Plant a flower garden with plants that are good for drying. Includes tips on how to dry flowers and make dried arrangements.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 13 1980 (v.93#7) pg. 106

Dried flower nosegay. Stem holder contains potpourri.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 63, 112

What to do with dried flowers. (1) Decoupage old crockery. (2) Make a "contrived bouquet" with flowers assembled from parts of real flowers. (3) Create dried-flower art.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 8 1982 (v.95#8) pg. 106, 131

Growing everlastings, flowers which retain their color after harvesting and drying. Nine different plants described, along with tips on cutting and drying.
FINE GARDENING #15 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 53
Added Info FINE GARDENING #17 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 5

Drying perennials. How to keep colors strong, when to pick flowers and a description of air-drying. Includes advice on designing with dried flowers and making a dried-flower wreath.
FINE GARDENING #33 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 52
Added Info FINE GARDENING #35 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 4

How to dry a rose blossom using silica gel.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 8
Correction FINE GARDENING #39 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 6

Basic techniques for drying flowers and suggestions on flower types that lend themselves well to air drying.
FINE GARDENING #64 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 12

How to plan and plant now for your dried flowers. Includes a list of seventeen easy flowers for drying.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1984 (v.28#2) pg. 26

Everlastings. A guide to annuals and perennials that can be dried for winter arrangements.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1988 (v.32#3) pg. 38

Candied flowers for gardeners with a sweet tooth. Description of a foolproof method for turning flowers into sweets for decorating cakes, canapes and other foods.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1990 (v.34#3) pg. 38

Tip for air-drying flowers when space is limited.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1993-Jan 1994 (v.37#6) pg. 11

Ferns to press and frame. Advice on varieties to select along with drying, mounting and framing instructions.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun 1999 (v.43#3) pg. 8

Two thick fabric cords twisted together make a hanger for drying flowers.
GARDEN GATE #10 Aug 1996 pg. 4

Tip suggests using a spring tension rod across the top of an interior doorframe as a place to hang flowers and herbs for drying.
GARDEN GATE #19 Feb 1998 pg. 4

Tips for a speedy way to dry herbs and flowers.
GARDEN GATE #24 Dec 1998 pg. 5

Topiary, berry basket, and clay pot arrangements made from dried rosebuds.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1992 (v.215#5) pg. 180, 252

Tip: Make a drying screen to dry flower petals for potpourri.
HANDMADE #11 Nov-Dec 1983 (v.3#4) pg. 129

How to make a crown (headband) of dried flowers and herbs.
HANDMADE #14 May-Jun 1984 pg. 95

Dry fall flowers. Suggestions for annuals, perennials and wildflowers to dry, when to pick them and how to hang them for drying.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #130 Oct 1996 (v.21) pg. 18

Preserving sprays and branches of fresh leaves with glycerine.
HERB COMPANION Oct-Nov 1990 (v.3#1) pg. 48

Harvesting everlastings. Chart of 20 everlastings with their uses and tips on when to harvest.
HERB COMPANION Aug-Sep 1991 (v.3#6) pg. 31

Make simple herb and flower drying racks from wood covered with plastic screening.
HOME MECHANIX #686 Jun 1985 (v.81) pg. 24

How to collect and dry decorative flowers and weeds.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #4 Winter 1976 (v.1#4) pg. 41

Tips on growing strawflowers and information on how to mount them on florist wire for use in dried arrangements.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 8

How to preserve summer flowers with silica gel.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #7 Fall 1977 (v.2#3) pg. 24

How to dry flowers in a microwave oven.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 38

Remembrance of gardens past. How to harvest and dry flowers. Includes instructions for making a topiary.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1992 (v.70#2) pg. 51

How to hang herbs and flowers for drying so that they aren't damaged during removal.
KITCHEN GARDEN #3 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 12

How to dry flowers, grasses, grains and leaves.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 (v.9#2) pg. 24

Dried flower pictures with crocheted lace backgrounds.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 (v.9#2) pg. 51, 95

How to dry flowers in silica.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1978 (v.23#2) pg. 52, 6

How to make still-life pictures, plaques and placemats from dried flowers and weeds, seeds and corncobs.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Fall 1978 (v.23#3) pg. 93

Flower picture consists of dried flower petals arranged on a rice paper background and sprayed with glue.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1982 (v.27#1) pg. 88, 131

Plastic foam cut in the shape of a cat is studded with dried statice. A stuffed fabric heart is tied around the cat's neck with a ribbon.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1988 (v.33#2) pg. 72, 96

How to dry flowers and weeds and arrange them in bouquets for ornamentation or for sale.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #54 Nov-Dec 1978 pg. 72

Gifts from the garden. (1) Maize decorations. (2) Dried-flower straw hats. (3) Dried wreaths. (4) Garlic braids.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #113 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 70

Suggestions on wild seeds, nuts, pods and weeds to collect for making dried arrangements.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1977 (v.24#11) pg. 138

Planting everlastings, flowers that retain their color and form when dried. Includes drying tips.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1980 (v.27#1) pg. 186

Planning for next winter's dried flowers. Chart of 19 everlasting flowers and ornamental grasses which are best suited to drying.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1981 (v.28#2) pg. 42

How to collect and dry strawflowers.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1983 (v.30#5) pg. 40

Grasses as art. A guide to annual ornamental grasses that are grown for their striking seedheads. Insert tells how to dry grasses.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1988 (v.35#4) pg. 54

Tip for an easy way to hang flowers and herbs for drying using two lengths of twine.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1991 (v.38#7) pg. 74

How to collect and hang flowers for drying.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1992 (v.39#6) pg. 66

The basics of drying common flowers, herbs, grasses, leaves and some vegetables for ornamental uses. Includes instructions for air-drying, drying in silica gel crystals and preserving in glycerine.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1994 (v.41#7) pg. 44

How to preserve plants. Museum secrets for drying and pressing plants and flowers. Requires only paper towels, corrugated cardboard, stiff boards and C-clamps. How to mount and identify the dried plant for future research.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Jun 1999 (v.280#6) pg. 90

How to treat eucalyptus branches with glycerine and food coloring for a long-lasting bouquet of foliage.
SUNSET Feb 1978 (v.160#2) pg. 156

How to grow and dry ever lastings.
SUNSET Mar 1980 (v.164#3) pg. 188

How to bend allium stems for graceful arcs in dried bouquets.
SUNSET Jun 1980 (v.164#6) pg. 186

A guide to raising three species of lavender and tips on drying the blossoms.
SUNSET Jul 1981 (v.167#1) pg. 166

Easy, enchanting everlastings. Thirty choice plants to grow for drying.
SUNSET Jun 1993 (v.190#6) pg. 58

How to dye a bouquet of yarrow for a dried arrangement.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 7 1979 (v.42#13) pg. 32

Dried rose petals are used to decorate a heart-shaped piece of styrofoam.
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 8 1983 (v.46#6) pg. 72

Tips on drying flowers that you grow or buy.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 11 1984 (v.47#15) pg. 84

Maple seed "dragonflies" are used to accent dried plant arrangements.
WORKBASKET May 1982 (v.47#7) pg. 42

How to choose annuals for flower arrangements. A guide to planting cutting beds. Includes techniques for using the fresh flowers in arrangements and for drying them.
WORKBASKET Aug 1982 (v.47#9) pg. 37

How to raise ornamental grasses. Includes tips on harvesting and drying them to be used in dried bouquets.
WORKBASKET Aug 1985 (v.50#9) pg. 52

How to grow and dry everlasting strawflowers. Tip shows how to cover a barrette and pin with the dried flowers.
WORKBASKET Apr-May 1992 (v.57#4) pg. 72