If you haven’t grabbed Brooke Giannetti’s Patina Style you simply must do so! Looks like she loves them too. It’s got to be their muted, graceful tones that simply can not be duplicated with any other flower, fresh or dried.
Patina Style montage – Google Images
Patina Style page – Google Images
Truth be told, I don’t even have it yet but I devoured it the other day at Mom’s! It is YUM! With a name like “Patina Style” how could it not be??? There is no other word like “Patina” – especially for those of us obsessed with it!
Sure, if you can’t take it you can cut a couple and bring them in to enjoy but the will finally droop and disappoint. The more patience you show in cutting time the more lovely, muted tones you will get and the fuller, dried blooms that you covet.
Smash base of stem, just a little.
Add water and flowers to your vase.
To REALLY manipulate the color of your blooms you can add Rit Dye to the water. (I did not do that to mine.) If your stems are scrawny you can dry them by hanging them upside down. I should have done that to a couple of mine.
Wait patiently as it evaporates. Over the days your blooms will change colors a bit yet again… many of these blooms are from the photograph earlier in this post. See how they have blued?