Monday, June 29, 2009

The Lilac Line

I was reading the British magazine Country Living the other week and a feature article about lilacs suggested drying the flower heads on a line.
New idea for me so I had a go at it with shrivelled results. Not sure if there was too much humidity in the air, but they are not the most beautiful things and no great lilac smell remains. Perhaps try again next year....
In the meantime, the linden trees on the property where I live are about set to blossom and those will be fabulous fragrant flowers for drying. Anyone who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia will know the smell well as the downtown streets are lined with linden trees and summer nights are filled with the clean grassy smell of the blossoms.

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