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Hydrangea drying of flowers

 

Hydrangeas for dry bouquets

 

Hydrangeas have the special gift that their flowers at the efflorescence remain decorative, slowly fading sometimes gives them a special beauty .

At this time of slow flowering is possible to dry these flowers and apply them in bouquets and floral arrangements . The most commonly used species for flower arranging art are the Hydrangea macrophylla with spherical flowers and panicle hydrangeas ( Hydrangea paniculata ) .

1. Storing and drying by extraction of water :

Put the cut flowers in a vase with a few inches of water and once it is on the flower will wither , slowly drawback is that the color may be lost even a little .

2. Drying over silica gel You need an airtight box or flower pot in which the flower fits and a dose of silica gel . The bottom of the pot with gel lightly cover the flower inverted into the pot and then continue completely fill the pot or box with silica gel , close the jar . Four days later, the hydrangea flower beautifully preserved and ready for use . The gel can be used several times after each other .

3. Drying with glycerine : You need some water and a dose of glycerin (available at pharmacy or drugstore ) Make a mixture of 2 parts water and 1 part glycerin and puts the cut flowers with their stems in the flower steal now take the water with glycerin and carry it to the cells of the flower , the water evaporates within a few days, and the glycerine remains in the flour , and ensures that these remain preserved for years

 

4. Air drying : This is a technique for flowers on the plant that are already dehydrated , some will almost feel lik paper . Cut , remove leaves and vice versa hang up on a dark or shaded spot .

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Hydrangea species

Hydrangea arborescens

Hydrangea aspera

Hydrangea heteromalla

Hydrangea hirta

Hydrangea integrifolia

Hydrangea involucrata

Hydrangea macrophylla (Mopheads)

Hydrangea macrophylla (lacecaps)

Hydrangea paniculata (Peegee hydrangea)

Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia (Oak Leaf Hydrangea)

Hydrangea sargentiana

Hydrangea serrata

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