Do you ever have one of those moments…
When you just stop and notice something mundane…
Like a vase of dried hydrangea?
Our lives are made up of a series of moments.
If you’re lucky, you’ll get to have hundreds, even thousands of them.
There will be small moments.
Moments when you are doing something so mundane you won’t even realise you’re having a moment.
There will also be BIG moments.
Life changing ones.
These ones will be in your memory for an awfully long time.
Keep them all safe… This is a moment!
So it was, on the weekend I had one of those moments when I was just thinking and staring into space…
when I happened to glance at one of my
dried hydrangea blooms sitting in a jug.
I enjoy the many hydrangea’s I’ve dried since living at the resort… but it took me a while to actually get the drying process correct.
I didn’t initially set out to dry hydrangeas… it kind of happened by accident.
We have quite a few Hydrangea bushes around the resort and all are different colours. I like to pick the blooms and put them on my dresser in the kitchen.
Some of the blooms dried in the vase and I found that I liked these dried hydrangea heads almost as much as the fresh ones…. especially the cream coloured ones.
So I decided to intentionally dry some hydrangeas for use in the winter, but the drying process didn’t go so well and some of the flowers shriveled up…. that’s when I found out that there is a ‘right’ way to do it!
Drying the hydrangeas in the vase as I had done, is the perfect way to dry them, BUT you must pick the flowers at just the right time.
The petals need to feel slightly papery before you pick them. Then strip the stem of any leaves and place the hydrangea in a vase of water.
Position the vase away from direct sunlight… and wait. The water will eventually evaporate and the hydrangea will slowly dry out.
Drying hydrangeas this way retains both the colour and shape.. and it is super easy too.
I also dry and use the petals in crafting projects.
Until next time – Kerryanne
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