drying hydrangeas

joycekhAugust 26, 2009

I am doing the centerpieces for my neice's wedding on October 10th. The vase is 30" tall, filled with tall curly willow and green hydranges at the top of the vase. After reading numerous articles, it seems that now would be the time to cut the hydrangeas. My question is..... what would be the best method to ensure the best results? Because of the number of hydrangeas I will need, could I cut them and place them right into the vase and let them dry, or should I dry them all first, then do the arrangement in the vase. I just don't know where I would put over 100 flowers to dry. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I have done both ... mature blossoms will dry in vases (w/o water) & hold their shapes & colors.

Used temp elastized-clothes-line in the basement (away from traffic) & hang bunches as you would roses etc.

'Hope this helps ... others might chime in with better ideas!

Enjoy & have fun at the wedding!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2009 at 2:06PM
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