Hydrangeas are a gardener’s delight. They provide a huge punch of color and panache all summer long!
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Graceful and lush, hydrangeas offer big blooms of color and fluff! If dried correctly they also offer year round enjoyment! The techniques for drying hydrangeas are simple. It is the timing that can be a little tricky. But once understood, hydrangeas dry easily and stay beautiful for a year or more.
There are several ways to dry hydrangeas. But the easiest way that produces the best results is water drying.
Follow these easy steps for vibrant flowers that are surprisingly sturdy.
*WAIT! Correct timing is everything! Hydrangeas can be harvested from August to October depending on your location and variety of the plant.
Do not pick hydrangeas for drying that have freshly bloomed. There is too much moisture in them and they will begin to die before they dry.
Most hydrangeas will begin to self dry on the bush. When blooms take on a vintage look they are ready to be picked for drying. Some sign to look for are:
~color becomes muted…
~their color will change…
~brown or sepia tones appear on some of the florets…