How to dry hydrangea flowers
Preserve the beauty of these late-summer flowers for longer
Pick flowers when in full bloom, ideally nearer to the end of their season in late September or October when the stems have become stiff and woody, and the flower heads are firmer.
Stand them in a vase in roughly 1cm of water in a spot where the air circulates freely. Allow the water to evaporate, so that the heads can dry slowly this should take around six weeks.
Create closely packed bunches and tie the stems with string. Display in a vase either singly a good way to study different varieties up close or in an arrangement with dried grasses and leaves, or spray with gold or silver paint for a dramatic effect.