Fresh flowers

It is simple to pick everlastings.

  • Pick them at the length you desire by simply snapping them, or cutting them with secateurs
  • Remove leaves on-site (this prevents waste in the home and it is great for organic matter recycling for the garden soil!)
  • Take them home to place in a vase
  • Change water as often as possible.
  • Remove deteriorating or droopy flower heads over the duration

With these points, the Everlastings flowers should look fresh for approximately a month.

Dried flowers

Harvesting and drying Everlasting flowers
Drying everlasting flowers for display is a popular gardening activity. The simplest way to preserve the flowers, and maintain full colour and form is to follow the following steps:

  1. Harvest flowers when weather conditions are dry, and flowers are fully open (in the middle of a sunny day). Do not pick them too early when the plant is still forming, or too late when the colour starts to fade.
  2. Strip the foliage from the stems, unless you are specifically drying them for foliage.
  3. Tie the stems loosely into bunches using rubber bands.
  4. Hang the bunches upside down in a dark, cool, dry, well ventilated place, such as an attic or shed (flowers are hung upside down so that the stems dry straight).
  5. Hang the plant material until it is thoroughly dry, usually 2 to 3 weeks.
  6. Enjoy colour inside your home!