14 November 2014

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 29 - Dried Hydrangeas




This week on 'A Bunch for the Weekend' - I'm featuring some dried Hydrangeas.

Hydrangeas makes beautiful dried flowers that lasts for "years". Well, in the end they do become so dried and fragile - and dusty - that you have to throw them out.

Hydrangeas are very easy to grow in a garden - so its worth trying to grow them if you can and have the space.




There is a lot written about the right time to pick the Hydrangeas if you are going to dry them. You can also find many different methods on how to do it.

Here is a link to the best article I have been able to find. Its by the American TV presenter, lifestyle expert and author Mar Jennings. He explains much better then I could about the whole process. 


Once dried Hydrangeas keep their colour for a very long time - so even if you have to buy the flowers at a florist - they can be quite expensive - its worth it because you get so much pleasure out of them. 

This is my last bunch of dried Hydrangeas and I'm very pleased with them - as they have retained so much of their beautiful colour. Now when there is less to pick in the garden and less flowers available its nice to have some dried flowers on display.



Have a Happy Floral Friday!

~ xoxo ~

Ingrid

[Styling and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]

9 comments:

Georgianna said...

Such a gorgeous color on these hydrangeas, Ingrid! I love having dried hydrangea in the house and it seems I usually can keep them two years before they fade. I think they are just an amazing plant.

xo G

ruma said...


Hello, OF SPRING AND SUMMER.

Great photographing. Design, composition and ideas. Very sweet atmosphere.
I like your shooting very much. Angle, bokeh, color, etc.. 
Very cool!!

Greetings and hugs.

Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hydrangeas are understated. Love their pastel soft colours. And you can even change the colour of the blooms. I only have one growing in the garden I think I am not that lucky in terms of growing them.

Enjoy

Tante Mali said...

Ingrid, thank you for the weekend flowers!
Have a wonderful weekend too
Elisabeth

Jarka Panci said...

Ingrid, thank you for your writing and fotos. Hortenzie is very beautiful ond garden and in winter in the room.
Beautiful flowers days! Jarka

HWIT BLOGG said...

Ja Hortensia är verkligen en favorit och lika vacker torkad! Dom trivs dock inte så bra här på Öland (eller så är det i min trädgård dom inte trivs!)
Underbar färg du har...
Ha nu en skön helg så hörs vi!
Kram Titti

Madelief said...

Beautiful photo's Ingrid. Have a good weekend!

Madelief x

Villrose said...

Ja, da er det vel tid for å ta inn noen tørkede Hortensia fra hagen...

Lisa Gordon said...

They are just beautiful, Ingrid, and thank you so very much for sharing the link. xo.