Drying Hydrangeas – hints and tips
11 November 2018
There are different methods on how to dry hydrangeas and at the moment I am trialing two of them. August and September appear to be good months to harvest the flower when the petals are less ‘waxy’.
Cut the stems to give yourself at least 6-8 inches in length. Remove the leaves.
You can then place them in a relatively wide-necked vase 3-6 inches, this avoids the stem from rotting before drying and allows air to circulate. Don’t overcrowd them. Place the stems in approx 3 inches of water – you do not need to replenish this once it has gone, or if you want to try without water you can. Leave in a cool dry place.
Another method, which will deliver a different end result is drying upside down. The petals will take on a different form and the effect is not quite as good as drying them in the vase.