With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: gathering

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

gathering


 I cut hydrangea blooms and brought them in to dry.
Some are huge.
I had enough for a large vase full for my (newly) painted powder room.
~I will post about the re-done powder room shortly~
and for a wreath that I have been moving about looking for just the right location
I dry hydrangeas simply by setting the cut stems in a vase of water.
In the past, I have dried them by hanging upside down but this is so much easier and they dry quickly.
It is important to leave the blossoms on the bush until they begin to dry naturally and become papery.
I cut these hydrangeas in late September.

23 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness, Lorraine, they are beautiful! What big blooms!
Do you simply leave them in the vase (without water?) until they are dried? No silica gel or hanging upside down?

SerenaB said...

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, we have 2 large bushes and I never thought to dry them and make a wreath, I can't wait till next year to try it out! So very pretty! Have a wonderful day!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gorgeous hydrangeas! Love the wreath against the mirror-enjoy:@)

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

The wreath looks terrific! Hydrangeas are wonderful, aren't they?

Ann said...

I love the wreath. I didn't get any blooms on my hydrangea at all this year. I was a little disappointed.

Barbara F. said...

I love hydrangeas, but my poor plant struggled back this year with only one pretty pink flower. Do you have any tips? Yours are really beautiful, I like the wreath on the mirror. xo

Brandi said...

Such a gorgeous wreath.

La Tea Dah said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Shelia said...

Hi Lorraine! Oh, I don't think I've seen any prettier hydrangea blooms ever. They're gorgeous and what a pretty arrangement they make and your wreath is gorgeous too.
Thank you so much for popping in to see me and the scripture is perfect.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

podso said...

How beautiful! I love all the green and the wreath is just so cool. It would look good in a lot of places!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Beautiful...I have wanted to dry them before..maybe next year, if mine grow back!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Gorgeous! What is the secret to drying them. I've heard they are difficult.

Danice said...

Very beautiful and creative. I also love hydrangea. Thanks for sharing with us all. Your powder room is also beautiful.

Snap said...

Lorraine, Gorgeous Hydrangeas. Well done!

Melissa Whitcher said...

OOO! I love Hydrangeas. That is one thing that I have missed about moving to Texas. They keep telling me that they don't do very well around here. Yours are beautiful. I also love your blog header. Nicely done!

Melissa
redflycreations.blogspot.com

Joy said...

As always, everything is beautiful! Your white has always inspired me--and today it inspires me to go do some cleaning! Have a great day!

Maple Lane said...

They are lovely.

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the wreath on the mirror.

xo
Pat

Donna said...

Those are gorgeous! Such yummy, muted colors.

Debbie Petras said...

The wreath is so beautiful! I love hydrangeas but they don't do well in the dry Phoenix weather. But I have dried hydrangeas in a vase on my kitchen table.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Pamela said...

These are beautiful. We're planning on planting them and I hope they are as beautiful as yours. Thanks for the tips on how to dry them.

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a lovely way to have hydrangeas in your home over the winter. They look especially nice on the white frames. You are a creative and gifted lady!

Stacey said...

Beautiful! At our last house I had lots of hydrangea bushes but could never bring myself to cut the blooms. I regret that now.

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