Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hydrangea Drying Now

Hydrangeas, too many weeks, have spilled into my paths. (These are EXACTLY the type of problems I want in life!) Finally, edges of their blossoms feel 'papery'. Time to dry. Drought & hi temps are the obvious diary entries upon each petal.
Cut the stems, peel off the foliage. Voila, ready to dry.

Lazy Woman's Guide to Drying Hydrangeas by Tara Dillard.

Could it get any easier, above/below, than sliding an entire bouquet in the slats of my French garden chair?

I like that the blossoms are not perfect.
Their story, more potent.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pics taken Sunday. Love, love how my Robin's egg blue looks in the top pic. The table, from France, on the patio many years, was moved inside while redecorating earlier this year.


Desert Dweller said...

Thanks for that way to give testimony to a stressful, hot-dry period for plants, through saving them as ornament. very cool!

Do I have examples of heat-drought stress in the Desert SW? Countless examples...

Anne Marie said...

thank you! beautiful!!

Queenplinker said...

What pretty shades of blue! And I absolutely adore every single chip of paint on your chair! wonderful.

Have a great day, Lynea

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So many of mine turned brown in June.
Sadly, too hot this year. Even for them.

Michael - Innkeeper said...

i adore that antique metal chair. i saw a set at a flea market a couple years ago and i regret not buying them.