Silica bead method for drying flowers
How to preserve flowers from your garden to last months
How the magic happens
Drying time 3 to 5 days
Silica is a manufactured desiccant (moisture absorbing material) often found in packs added to new shoes, dry food packages, and other products that may spoil by liquid or humidity.
The silica has the appearance of hard, tiny beads but for drying flowers you want the small size beads to have the material fill in the small spaces of the flower and provide a greater area of contact from the silica to the flower surface to remove moisture from the flowers.