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Just did this today with my dried Lambs ear and blue dip-dyed Lemon Balm flowers. to refresh my grapevine wreath... really pleased with the results. I think I'm making more for xmas!

 
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Awesome! How'd you dye it blue?
 
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I got a red solo cup

squirted in some artists blue acrylic paint(1 part) inside and added water (4-ish parts) to dilute it

dunked the flowers and hung to dry (x3)

then used them for the wreath.

hope that helps
 
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That wreath is very pretty.  

How long does it take lemon balm to bloom? My plant is in its second year and no blooms yet.
 
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Mine I think took 2 years. By year 3 it's hard to keep it from blooming.
 
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Thanks, Amit. I am learning a lot of plants don't bloom until year three.
 
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my bad, the dyed flowers are "Lemon Bee Balm"

they are annual and used for teas too.
 
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Looks really nice. This gives me an idea for my next Christmas wreath.
 
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