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Welcome to the world of dried hydrangeas! Learn how to preserve these beautiful flowers for long-lasting beauty and enjoyment.
Choose the right time to cut hydrangea blooms for drying. Look for mature blooms with vibrant colors, preferably in late summer or early fall.
Cut the hydrangea stems at an angle, leaving about 12-18 inches of stem. Remove any excess foliage and make sure the stems are clean and healthy.
Gather a small bunch of hydrangea stems and secure them together with a rubber band or string. Keep the bunches small to allow for better air circulation.
Hang the hydrangea bunches upside down in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can fade the colors of the flowers.
Check the hydrangeas regularly as they dry. They should feel crisp to the touch and the colors may fade or change slightly during the drying process.
Drying can take anywhere from two to four weeks, depending on the humidity and size of the blooms. Be patient and allow the process to complete naturally.
Once the hydrangeas are fully dry, gently remove the rubber bands or strings. They are now ready to be used in various floral arrangements or as decorative accents.
Display your dried hydrangeas in vases, wreaths, or create stunning dried flower bouquets. Enjoy their beauty year-round!
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