It's a huge evergreen on the side yard, and we don't normally notice it.
But, each September, it fills the whole yard with its wonderful fragrance.
I cut some branches for the entry, and even though they make a mess, the fragrance makes it worth the clean up.
Some Sweet Olive flowers are white, but these are golden orange.
Over the weekend, I cut some large Dusty Miller branches to fill an antique basket. I thought they might dry in the basket.
I've dried smaller pieces right side up before, and they did well, but these weren't...
...so, I strung a piece of twine on the fireplace mantel, and tied them to it.
I added a pine cone, to cover the wire where I tied the stems.
I could have tried to dry them in the shed, but the weather is still hot and muggy, so I'm hoping this will work better. I still have lots more to dry.
Eventually, I hope to make a Dusty Miller wreath.
If any of you have suggestions for drying or making wreaths, I'd love to hear from you.
Next post, I'll show you a few more Fall things in the living room.
Here's a peek...
At least I didn't have to dry the pine cones and sweet gum balls.
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