There are numerous ways to dry hydrangeas...I'm using the method where you put just a little water in a container and just let the blooms drink that up and then slowly dry out. In order to do this you must pick them when they are getting toward the the end of their life on the plant and just starting to dry out a little bit. I hope I waited long enough...I'll let you know how they turn out.
I found this urn on clearance at Michaels for $12.00. I thought it would make a great wine bucket but I thought I better try it out to make sure it doesn't leak before I use it for company (I've learned my lesson in the past and it's really embarrassing to have water leaking all over your table.) I put the wine bottle in and filled it with ice but it didn't look right. The inside is really dark and it looked cheap (okay it was cheap but I didn't want it to look like it was.) I started adding some white roses around the outside but it still didn't look right. I added some green hydrangeas and sprinkled on some pink petals...much better! A few days later I went to another Michaels and found the smaller urn below on clearance for $5.00! These are the hydrangeas that I had on my coffee table for the HGTV taping. They were pink and then they turned this beautiful green! I was just reading about green hydrangeas and the article said that they tend to turn green at the end of their blooming time but it is more common in the South. Since I'm in the West I didn't expect this but I'm so happy, I love green hydrangeas! I actually love all hydrangeas but green is so pretty in flower arrangements. I'm drying them and I sure hope they dry nicely, it would be great to have these as a memento of the day HGTV came to my apartment!
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