dried sunflowers: one week later

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We were pleasantly surprised to find our wedding sunflowers still hanging on our deck where we left them. I guess we thank the warm weather and unusal dry spell for that! At first I thought they were looking a little Tim Burton-eque, but once we placed them all together in a container, I think they work. What I love most about them is that they remind us of our great weekend. Any idea how long they’ll last? — Angela M.

From our partners

They could last indefinitely, if you dried them completely, but they will lose their colour in the light, I believe. If you want to keep them I’ve heard it’s best to dry them in the dark so that their colour is saved.

How can they be dead and still be so pretty? When we lived in North Dakota they had fields and fields of these and they were so beautiful.

If there are any seeds in the heads they won’t last long if you leave them outside, it’s amazing how quickly the local beasties manage to locate a free feed.

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[…] 1. Leaving dried sunflowers oustside is not a good idea. Dancing Morgan Mouse cautions: “If there are any seeds in the heads they won’t last long if you leave them outside, it’s amazing how quickly the local beasties manage to locate a free feed.” See more about dried flowers here. […]

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