Many Amish ladies here in Pennsylvania grow flowers in their garden to sell at farmers markets or even on little roadside stands where you can select a pretty bouquet and put your payment in an honesty box.
I bought a gorgeous bunch of Gomphrena a few weeks back and they are perfect for drying. I didn’t do anything special to them, just enjoyed them in a vase for a week until all the foliage had drooped, then cut off the flowers and left them to dry in a small mason jar.
Now they are sitting on my desk and I will be able to enjoy them all year long!
Creative in Chicago (now living in Pennsylvania)