NZ Lifestyle Block

The liberation of the dried flower


There’s a lot of reasons why Lynda Hallinan loves her cottage garden. It’s populated with short-lived annuals (aka reckless, easy-to-grow weeds). It’s notoriousl­y joyful in spring and utterly shabby by summer’s end. That means she can merrily turn her back on the whole shebang and bugger off to the beach over summer knowing it won’t make a blind bit of difference to the desiccated, dishevelle­d mess she’ll find on her return.

But most of all, they’re just as pretty when they’re dead, and she can get crafty. Read more:

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