For as long as I can remember I have always been drawn to hydrangeas! I think it has stemmed from my sweet Granny! She had the most amazing Hydrangea bushes. With every possible colour, you could imagine! The flower heads on them would be ginormous and it was always my job to water them when visiting. We have been so blessed with hydrangeas in our garden this year and the bush is getting so big that I decided to start drying some. So today I’m sharing the Best Way to Dry Hydrangeas to Enjoy all Year Round using the tips my Granny taught.
Best Way to Dry Hydrangeas to Enjoy all Year Round
- Hydrangeas from your garden work best but you can also use store bought ones as well
- Lots of mason jars or vases. Glass is better so that way you can keep an eye on the water level
Step 1 – Cut the hydrangeas from your bush always at an angle. Remove all the leaves.
Step 2 – Fill up your mason jars/ vases with about 11cm of water. Cut the stems to various lengths so that when the flowers are placed in the water the heads of the hydrangeas have some space around them. Pending on the size you can usually get away with about 3 large stems per jar and 6 smaller ones.
Step 3 – If your wanting smaller heads cut them down to size making sure that there is a long enough stem to reach water.
Step 4 – Make sure that the hydrangeas are kept out of direct sunlight and leave them for a week. If the hydrangeas aren’t dry after that time and the water has evaporated add a little more water and leave them for another week.
The colours will dull quiet a bit and that’s to be expected. Try to keep the dried hydrangeas out of direct sunlight so that they last longer.
And there you have some beautiful dried hydrangeas to enjoy all year round. This year I am going to try and make a wreath from some of our dried hydrangeas!