Both Nigella and Scabiosa have interesting seed pods that also dry easily. Most of these flowers retain their color.
To dry flowers: Pick your flowers, remove the bottom leaves, create a small bunch, tie with string or elastic band, and hang upside down until dry. It’s best to hang the flowers in a dark, dry place. Drying takes varying amounts of time depending on how thick the stems are. Johnny’s site has more detailed instructions.
As you probably know, many of our herbs can be dried too. I especially enjoy tea made from lemon verbena or mint during the winter; it brings me back to Stearns Farm .
How wonderful that, along with preserving delicious vegetables, we can take some of the farm beauty into the winter, too!”