|I would like to dry my beautiful blue hydrangeas. When is the best time to pick the flowers for drying? Should I hang them in the basement or hang they in my attic? Should I use glycerine?|
|To dry hydrangeas successfully, harvest the flower clusters after they have started to stiffen and lose color. Cut them on a dry, sunny day, leaving ample stems. Strip the foliage from the stalks. Hang individual clusters upside-down in the dark, well-ventilated area. Drying requires two to three weeks.|
The color will fade on your flowers when they are dry. I've seen them sprayed with gold paint and they look very attractive.