Friday, August 29, 2014

Drying Hydrangeas the "Easy" Way



Timing is everything. 

In this part of the South, (North Alabama) late July and on into the fall is the best time to dry hydrangeas. 

Start by clipping the blooms with approximately 12 inch stems.  Strip all leaves from stems.  Gather and enjoy in a vase filled with water.

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Notice that these blooms take on a pink hue as they mature.  This is another sign that they will dry well when this happens.

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By the time the water is gone from the vase, (about a week) the flowers will feel dry to the touch.

These are the dried blooms.

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They will hold their color for about one year!  Aren't they lovely?
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