Return to the Hydrangea Forum | Post a Follow-Up

drying hydrangeas

Posted by joycekh 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 26, 09 at 9:40

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.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: drying hydrangeas

  • Posted by ditas z4b-5 Iowa (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 26, 09 at 14:06

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!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Hydrangea Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here