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