Whether it's because they would look better complimenting the décor of your home or because you want to save the seeds, you may find yourself compelled to save the bright blooms that top your artichoke plants. This task can be accomplished with proper timing and a little knowledge on how to approach the task at hand. Drying artichoke flowers takes minimal effort, leaving you something beautiful and practical in the end.
Cut full-bloom artichoke flowers away from the plant at the base of the stem with scissors or shears.
Inspect the flower for bugs and loose dirt that can be gently brushed away.
Tie a string around the stem of the flower, making sure it is at least 6 inches long.
Hang the flower upside down from by the string in a cool, dry place out of direct sunshine.
Allow the flower to air dry for one to two weeks. Test the flower for brittle and dry petals, signs the drying process is complete.