Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Timing is the key....

to successfully drying hydrangeas. While it is tempting to cut the hydrangea blossoms for drying at the height of their color, it's best to leave the flowers on the shrub until late summer or early fall as this is when the petals begin to dry out on their own. After cutting, you can finish the drying process by arranging the stems in a vase (without water) or by hanging them upside down (if the stems are thin and weak) to air dry.

1 comment:

TheSmithHotel said...

I bought a white hydrangea for my Christmas decor and the petals were turning brown. So I cut both blooms off to dry and they just fell apart! I was so looking forward to decorating with them! I need to plant it in the ground once it warms up a little more. So maybe next year I can try the drying process again!

Thanks for sharing,