Plant drying choices

Carol Vose's favorite choices for drying

From the Garden
Artemisia
Chive blossoms
Sage
Yarrow
Lamb's ears
Nigella
Sunflower
Hydrangea
Larkspur
Roses

From the Beach
Bay laurel
Beach grass
Sea lavender
Seashells
Seaweed

From the Grocery
Pomegranates
Artichokes


From the Field
Cattails (Upon picking, spray with hairspray to preserve shape.)
Corn husks
Rye
Millet
Bittersweet
Bamboo or cane

From the Woods
Grapevine
Twigs
Maple leaves
Fern fronds

Carol respectfully harvests from her own property. She urges gatherers to leave protected areas intact.

Resources

To order a wreath (prices vary) from Carol Vose, call 207/546-3743.

Antiques from Beverly Scott Bangs at Antiques on Nine, 81 Western Ave., Kennebunk, ME; 207/967-0626.

Antique doors from Old House Parts Co., 24 Blue Wave Mall, Kennebunk, ME; 207/985-1999; oldhouse.com.