drying hydrangeas - Knowledgebase Question

louisville, Ke
Question by saraterrellr
November 10, 2009
I still have hydrangeas on my plants. What is the best way to dry them? Also, will it hurt to cut some of the stems? They have some beautiful leaves I would like to dry also. Thanks for your help. Sara in Lou. ky.


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Answer from NGA
November 10, 2009

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Hydrangeas are easy to air dry. Simply cut the flowers, stems and all, and set them in a vase in your house. they will retain their color as they slowly dry. Leaves are a little different. They will turn a deep green and will be fragile. I'd press them by laying each on a few pieces of tissue paper (to absorb moisture) and pressing them between the pages of a heavy book or even a telephone book. They will dry in 3-4 weeks. Enjoy your hydrangeas!

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