Just thought I'd mention drying berries which can be beautiful in fall/winter arrangements of dried or fresh material. Most dry well just by removing all foliage and standing stems in a jar (no water!). It's a little early but I've already got Blueberries (in the still pink/green state) picked, and later I'll pick Nandina berries in the green, then later a few in the yellowy-bronze state. I've had good luck with the Nandina even after berries turn red.
Another is Bayberry which is a lovely steely-grey color. (Just have to beat the birds to it!) And Pyracantha berries are easily dried,too, either green or after they turn red. I've even picked Poke-Sally (Phytolacca) in the green-berry stage with its deep red stems.
Anyone else's experiments with berries? jo