Drying Hydrangeas

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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.

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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.

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

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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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Thanks for stopping by,

Margaret

 

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12 thoughts on “Drying Hydrangeas”

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

    All the best,

    Margaret

  • 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,
    Jemma

  • 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.

  • 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,
    Margaret

  • I am inspired and will pick some of mine tomorrow, fun. Margaret, I am also from a Portuguese family~ Pacheco, they arrived in Boston in the early 1900’s
    Best,
    Cynthia Rebholz

  • 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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