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Re: drying hydrangeas


You can certainly dry them that way, but it takes a lot longer, and the color doesn't seem to stay as well, and they seem more brittle to me when they are dried that way.  You can get silica gel at a Hobby Lobby or Michaels, and it isn't really that expensive.  You can get it online too.  And you can re-use the silica gel over and over again.  Mine has lasted five years.
  

Patricia <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
  Thank you Jesse.
My sister has probably a 100 ft row of beautiful hydrangeas that she is 
wanting to dry. I have dried some a long time ago but not sure I remember 
exactly how. I thought it was just to cut long stems then put them in 1 
inch of hot water in a vase. Then let them dry in a dark cool room.
Tricia
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" 
To: 
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 10:55 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] drying hydrangeas


> CONGRATULATIONS!!! WOO. That is so awesome. Nice photo of your garden.
>
> As for hydrangeas - I have the silica gel that I dry those kind of 
> flowers in. You put them upside down in a can and cover with the gel 
> crystals and they dry in about a week, and the color remains pretty good 
> that way.
>
>
> Patricia 
wrote:
> How do you dry hydrangeas? I have dried them in a cool dark room in 1 
> inch
> of water but I can't remember if that is all I had to do. Does anyone have
> any experience they would share?
> I also wanted to share that my garden is on the cover of the Oklahoma
> Gardening Magazine this month, October. The article is 5 Steps to a Quick
> Landscape. The website is www.okgardener.com
> I just asked if they could e-mail me a copy that I can share with my 
> family.
> The pictures were taken in July so not as good as I would have liked but 
> we
> did have more rain this July than usual.
> Thank you,
> Tricia
> zone 6b
>
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