Daylilies forum: Drying daylilies flowers

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Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
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cybersix
Jul 5, 2016 7:53 AM CST
I have a question that's not related to flowers health.
Some of you may recall I make candles. A lot of time ago one of my dearest virtual friend in Lake Taohe used to make wax lanterns with dried flowers, she was drying the flowers by herself. She explained me how to do it but I never really tried.
Now, an idea came to my mind. I'd like to try with DL flowers. But I don't know if they can be dried since they have such a short life time, and how. I'd need them open or with sepals and tepals divided to stick them on a candle and fix them. Anyone has an idea on how to proceed? I never dried any flower before, and daylilies seem so weak to me.
I'm including a picture of what my dear friend could make. I lost her somewhere in the internet. Se went through a very hard and difficult moment and she took a road she shouldn't have take. I miss her.
Thank you for reading and for any idea you will have!

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Sabrina, North Italy
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Jul 5, 2016 9:08 AM CST
I would try drying daylily's blooms with the glycerine technique but I am unsure whether of not the bloom will disintegrate on you as it does in situ.
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
Jul 5, 2016 9:12 AM CST
Thanks Glen, I have to check this method because I don't know it. I'd have to preserve the shape but is should come out flat. I never have easy ideas Sticking tongue out
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com
Name: Sabrina
Italy, Brescia (Zone 8b)
Love daylilies and making candles!
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Europe Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 1
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cybersix
Jul 6, 2016 3:27 AM CST
Just made the first test, I took a well opened flower and sectioned it, now it's under a big press under heavy books, with paper towels. Petals are so stiff that it's hard to lay them down, they want to stay curved. Since this year I have good blooming I can sacrifice some flower!
Sabrina, North Italy
My blog: http://hemerocallisblog.com

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