Tips On Thursday...Beautiful Hydrangeas

It's interesting depending on where you live in the U.S. right now, there are all kinds of posts on hydrangeas...

Some upstate are just ready to bloom...

In the South they are in full bloom...

and if you live in Arkansas...they are starting to fade...

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Everyone will eventually get there...what do you do?...how can you preserve their beauty for future enjoyment?...who doesn't love beautiful dried flowers?

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Yvonne with Stone Gable has the answers...this woman knows her stuff, so we are taking her advice this year...

Yvonne says...

Most hydrangeas will begin to self dry on the bush. When blooms take on a vintage look they are ready to be picked for drying.

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*Cut hydrangeas from bush and strip all leaves.

*Put flowers in a vase filled about one third full of water.  And that's it!

Do not refill the water. Just let it evaporate. If water gets stagnate, replace it with new water to the current watermark.

Drying hydrangeas by using this method will keep the color more vibrant and the heads less fragile than air drying.

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I've got to start cutting...I have a yard full...

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Images via Pinterest, and Stone Gable