Mugwort and Goldenrod grow freely along the highways of Pennsylvania, and come into full maturity during early September. They make a striking dried flower bouquet when combined. Here is my process for creating this Rustic Goldenrod & Mugwort Arrangement.
Mugwort is from the Artemisia family of plants. It has silver green leaves and delicate plumes with a pleasant herbal scent, which makes it a perfect plant to bring indoors. Cut Mugwort into bunches and remove leaves from lower stems for better air circulation during the drying process. For easier gathering, I planted Mugwort in my herb garden (shown above). Now cut a similar amount of Goldenrod stems and let dry. Mugwort and Goldenrod can be dried hanging or standing upright in a wooden crate. Make sure to dry them in a hot attic or shed.
After cutting and drying the two large bunches of Goldenrod and Mugwort, I put them into an old crate and accented it with three feathers. See how easy it is to make a stunning arrangement with little effort.
Take a walk and maybe you can find Mugwort in your area. Autumn is the perfect time for drying plants for winter decor.
Have fun creating,