Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Drying Hydrangeas

Roses, lilacs, and peonies have always been my favorite flowers with hydrangeas being in 4th place. Well, I have got to say they are moving up in the rankings. This is the first house I have had where I actually had good enough soil to grow my own. I have loved how they last for weeks in the house and now as the seasons change how their colors change. We are getting into our down pour rains that Oregon is so famous for and so I decided it was time to cut whats left of the hydrangeas. My parents were nice enough to let me cut theirs too. I have read on many blogs how there is just nothing to drying them so I am giving it a dry. I put them in dry areas of the house and I guess we will see what happens!





They have been in the house for several days now and look as pretty as the day I brought them in. The colors are so rich, and considering I don't like fall colors--these have become my fall colors!  I hope they will dry beautifully and I am hoping to paint some, as I am told my Grandmother used to do. Wish me luck!

16 comments:

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

The colors of your hydrangeas are just beautiful! I grow them but I don't get colors like that here!
I searched online for birch bark wallpaper and found some but I just have to see it in person before I buy. It has to be just right. When I find something I like I'll be sure to drop you a note and I'll post it too. Thanks for stopping by!
Faye

Bunny Jean said...

Oh... the colors are just gorgeous! I have not seen the purply red ones before.

Thanks for sharing these at my party!

xoxo Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Janae said...

Omgosh mom I clicked on this in a linky party to check it out and its you! hahaha

jeanetteann said...

The colours are so lovely,I'm sure they will be a success,they certainly look nice still. x

Donna said...

Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! It looks like they are drying nicely. I've never had luck growing them, lucky you!!

Carolyn said...

Your Hydrangeas are such beautiful colors-they should dry beautifully!

Thank you for your prayers for our Lucas-we really appreciate them.

Carolyn

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, your hydrangeas are gorgeous! They are such lovely colours and should dry beautifully. I love your arrangements. Enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Hydrangeas are a beautiful flower. Yours have amazing colors.

Lissa said...

My favorite flower! Thanks for these ideas - love them!

Susan said...

Such beautiful hydrangeas! Good luck with the drying. You will love them!

Joy Burkhart said...

I love hydrangeas and your have such a variety! Gorgeous colors - mine are the pinky-purple ones. In 10 years, I've only had one season where the bush was full and beautiful! I think I had one this year. Visiting from Bunny Jean's Bunny Hop.
XoXoXo
Joy

Pam said...

Such pretty colors. I just leave mine alone and they magically dry all by themselves. I had some in a big basket that I had had for at least ten years. I tripped when I was carrying them down the stairs on day and they all sort of exploded on impact, so now I am starting collecting them all over again.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your hydrangas are beautiful and the colors are so pretty and showy!

I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday and help to make the party a success!

Toni said...

Beautiful hydrnagas - it is also in my top 4 flowers. I have 6 different varities, and could not tell you which I enjoy more, each has something special about it.

Ginger Zuck said...

Oh my goodness, the colors are so amazing! Hydrnagas are my very favorites. They are so beautiful. I found you at my friend Honey's party!

Bonnie said...

I love hydrangeas and yours are lovely colors. I must check out your other posts. Your header is so inviting so I will come back later for a house tour.