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 .
Hydrangea macrophylla (lacecaps)
Hydrangea petiolaris (Climbing Hydrangea)