Hydrangeas are my favourite flower to grow. They are low maintenance, high impact, and can be enjoyed in the garden through many seasons. This September I decided to cut a few of my favourite hydrangea balls and dry them to enjoy indoors throughout the fall and even winter months. So how do you dry hydrangeas? It is actually quite easy and only takes a few simple steps.

How to Dry Hydrangeas

What You Need

  1. Pruners
  2. Twine

How to Dry Hydrangeas

  1. Cut your favourite hydrangea balls from your plant. Cut just above the nods, allowing 10-12 inches of stem for hanging.
  2. Shake off any bugs and debris before bringing them into your home.
  3. Remove all of the leaves by either cutting or carefully stripping.
  4. Collect all of the hydrangea stems and wrap some twine securely around the base of the stems.
  5. Hang them from a hook, curtain rod or light in a cool dry place.
  6. Let the hydrangeas hang for about a week or until they are dry and crisp to the touch.
  7. Cut the stems to your desired length for styling in a vase or mason jar.

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