Is there a special way to dry hydrangeas? The last time I tried, they wilted and lost all their color.
Hydrangeas should be picked just as their petals begin to show a slight green color. Tie their stems in a bouquet and hang them upside down in a cool, dark place until they are completely dry. Another method is to place the picked flowers in a solution of water and glycerin. (Glycerin is available at most drugstores.) As the water and glycerin are drawn up through the stems, the water will evaporate and leave only the glycerin, which will help preserve the flowers’ color and shape.
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