Floral Wreaths for Autumn

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Collect flowers before they begin to wane. Get seedpods before they burst. Dry them by grouping and hanging upside down in a breezy space protected from sun, and weave your harvest together by tucking it into a grapevine frame. When dried, the brittle stems work easily into the bundled vines, and if you secure each stem tightly in the frame, no wiring will be necessary. To keep your wreath at the peak of perfection and preserve fall’s splendor for years, display it inside your home away from direct sunlight. An autumn wreath’s glory is never gone. Cockscomb (seen here) will linger without fading, retaining its deep, suffused burgundy and garnet hues for years.