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I'd recommend using the new desiccating litter. It really is the same as silica for flower drying. I don't know if clay litter would work. By using the microwave you can take several days off the drying process.
Use a small, soft paintbrush to gently brush off any leftover litter. (12/01/2000)
I used to work in a flower shop, and I've seen attempts at the "kitty litter method", I've never heard of using a microwave. If these flowers are something you truly want to last, ie. a wedding bouquet. Don't mess around with kitty litter or your microwave. If you are really serious about saving them as a keepsake you will want to pay the money to have it done professionally or do a little more research and do it yourself in a professional manner. (12/01/2000)
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How do I dry flowers using the microwave?
Sheila from Mars Hill, NC