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Re: drying hydrangeas


thank you.... thank you.... you are too kind.  How did your pumpkin trip go?
Tricia
----- Original Message ----- From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] drying hydrangeas


I'll second that Woo Hoo, Patricia. As to the hydrangeas, I've always just let the water in the vase dry up along with the flowers. They have turned out all right every time.
zem
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
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 <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> 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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