A quick update on my recent post HERE about drying beautiful hydrangeas
They rustle softly. . . . .their flexible stems now stiffened, waiting to be trimmed
as each delightful bloom is tucked into a vase, a pot, perhaps a table centerpiece,
or even a holiday wreath for a door or window.
I love these crusty painted pots with matching saucers - purchased at the
Holiday Open House last week from Two Old Birds located at The Vintage Village.
I'll be using them in my Christmas decorating.
Anyway, just ten days out and already the cut blooms have almost finished
soaking up the water in the vase. Petals are now mostly crisp and somewhat
shriveled, colors more muted but still very pretty.
The day after cutting these we were hit with an entire week of below freezing nights,
unusual for this area in November. Several remaining blooms I'd planned to cut later
for drying were completely zapped the first night. So this is it for the year - just enough
to tuck into winter and Christmas decor along with some others from last year which
actually still look good. . . .you can see them in the olive basket in my current header.
If you've been drying your hydrangeas, I hope you've a big bunch of really pretty
ones to enjoy around the home through the winter months.