Before the Polar Vortex

Here is my marigold harvest from last week, prior to the frost and cold that we are now experiencing:

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They were laid out to dry on my basement table.  This is taking quite awhile.  Why is it that flowers wilt and dry when you don’t want them to, but these are hanging on.

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Hopefully enough for some lovely dyeing next spring.  When life gives you marigolds, dye yarn.