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!