Drying Hydrangeas

Years ago I fell in love with Hydrangeas. My mother in law had a beautiful huge bush. She had a green thumb and taught me the easiest way to dry them.

Annabelle Hydrangea

My smaller bushes are babies from the baby of her Hydrangea bush that she had given me a root from many years ago. this is only their second year at our farmhouse. I’m so thankful they are growing good. A lot of praying went into these plants.

She taught me to be patient and wait for them to turn their final color which on Annabelle would be the pale green almost sagey.

And they need to feel like paper and almost dry on the bush.

See how the ones on the right are green compared to the one on the left.

The one on the left wasn’t ready ( yes it was sacrificed for this post) 😂 see how it just wrinkled up and isn’t very pretty. That’s where the patience comes in. Now strip the leaves off. And set in a vase or jar.

Dried perfectly

These ones above dried perfectly, just by putting them in a jar, with or without water works.

Pee Gee Hydrangea

This is my Pee Gee Hydrangeas. I have learned with these ones to let them turn their beautiful colors of pink and green together. And the same for these, patience is a virtue. They are not ready yet. They are just starting to bloom. I was afraid I wouldn’t have any of these but they were late bloomers this year.

Just remember patience is your biggest obstacle here, you can do this!!

Let me know if you have any other tips or try this! Because I am definitely not an expert I’m just sharing what works for me. I love it when you share with me!

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