Drying Hydrangeas – Decor and Dine

Drying Hydrangeas


Can you tell that hydrangeas are my favourite flowers?

I have several hydrangea bushes and over the years they have grown and have given me some beautiful blooms.





I love to use these blooms inside my home.

To preserve the blooms I allow them to dry, sometimes accidentally, like last fall when I placed some in my fall mantel and they dried beautifully with no water at all.

This year I decided to pick the blooms and fill my dinning room table with them.


I placed several blooms in different containers with an inch or two of water and allowed blooms to dry as the water evaporated.


Now I have a basket full of dried hydrangea blooms that I can use in my decor.

The colours do fade but you still get some beautiful shades.



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  • movingforward

    Thanks Jemma. Hope you do try drying them. Thanks for the follow, I really appreciate it.

    All the best,


  • Joyce

    So incredibly gorgeous and what a great tip, you are so fortunate to grow them yourself! I am going to the market today and purchase a few stems and give this a try!
    Happily following you along!
    Warmest Hugs,

  • cathy

    I have picked the blooms at peak Color. Then tie a few stems together with wire, twist ties or rubberbands. Then hang them upside down like in a garage or shop. They really kept their Colors well.

  • movingforward

    Nice to meet you Cynthia,wow your family left Portugal a long time ago. I came to Canada when I was eight. Have fun picking your hydrangeas tomorrow.
    Take care,

  • movingforward

    Marcia, I usually wait until they start to turn in colour before I pick them. Here in Southern Ontario it is usually in early September. I still have some outside that can come in to dry now.

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