One day last week when two of our granddaughters were here, we spent time on the patio making a big mess!
I cut the blossoms from a few of my hydrangea bushes and the girls stripped off the leaves.
The openings between the slats in the picnic table provided a convenient place to to hold each stem while we worked.
We brought the blossoms in and filled many vases and pitchers!
Usually I add water to the containers but this time I didn’t and they dried just as nice.
The important thing is to wait until the blossoms have begun to dry on the bush before cutting them. When they have a papery feel you will know they are ready. Here in south Jersey, it is usually mid-August.
After a week they are dried and ready to display.
Next post I will show you how I made wreaths from the dried blossoms!