Different forms of dried flowers HydrangeaThere is no more beautiful sight than a fragrant flower plant with its branches full of flowers show their best. But it flourishes one day disappear and then there is nothing else to do but to cut and shoot them. However, with certain flowering plants such as Hydrangea species, the flowers can be preserved or dried and then displayed for a long period of time.
When dried Hydrangea blooms should be?
Along with knowing how to dry hydrangea flowers, consider the best time to cut flowers of the plant. You may be very tempted to cut and dried hydrangea flowers, when they are looking their most beautiful and are on top of their color, but this is the worst possible time to dry. A fresh flower needs to grow and expand in diameter. Also, there is still a lot of natural moisture in them. Leave them in the ground and let them dry there for some time.
The best time is late summer, at which time the flowers reach a more uniform deep color. When flowers begin to turn brown, it’s too late to dry. The rainy season is also a good time to dry hydrangeas, like flowers turn brown quickly. So choosing the right time can vary depending on the type of hydrangeas and the outside temperature. Try to feel the texture of the petals. Fresh flowers are very soft and pleasant to the touch. A paper-like texture is a signal that it’s time to dry. The more a flowering hydrangea leaves before drying the flower reaches a richer and longer lasting color. Thus a paperish, feel firmer and drier to the flower, with a completely open bloom is needed for a perfectly dry hydrangea.
Ways to Dry Hydrangeas
How to dry hydrangeas in water
This is the most popular and easiest method most dried hydrangeas. The only problem with this method is negligence, which if you leave the flowers in the water for a long time or put too much or too little water in the bottle, it may not dry properly.
Prune or cut a flowering plant with a stem 10 to 18 inches long.
Cut all the leaves from the stems.
Place the stems in a glass or cup of fresh water, so that they are a means of crossing, ie stem half out of the water and the medium is covered with water.
Try to keep some space between the stems so that they do not touch each other. During natural drying, the flowers can end up getting squashed together.
Do not store glass in direct sunlight or bright light. Rather place the vessel in a place indoors, which is not too cold or hot, but at normal room temperature.
Flowers suck water over time, so the water evaporates, but not add water to the jar.
When the water in the bottle is more, the flowers have dried completely.
The way to dry hydrangeas setback
This method is useful in cases where the stems of the flowers that grow weak and thin or very thin. But the dried flowers are a little more delicate and fragile compared with water dried hydrangeas.
Cut flowers with at least 10-18 centimeters stem. Cut the leaves off.
Using a rubber band or tape, tie the stems of the flowers together. Ate up to 6 flowers in a bouquet.
Hang this bunch of hydrangea flowers upside down in a warm, dry, dark place that is not damp or wet.
Flowers should become dry and crisp with hard stems in 3-7 weeks.
How to Dry Hydrangea with glycerin
The trick of this method is to make the flowers absorb the glycerin in the water and then be dried flowers, such as glycerin moisture suck flowers. Here the flowers should be fresh in the plant itself, so quickly absorb glycerin.
Loppers with flowers, such that at least 12 to 18 inches of stem is maintained. Do not use damaged flowers with leaves or stems. Cut the stems at an angle.
Cut lower leaves of the stem. Using a hammer or a knife, cut or break the stem, to allow absorption. The stem should be divided by at least one inch upward.
Leave this division arises in warm water for a few hours or overnight to condition. To the solution, you should mix 2 parts very, very hot water with 1 part of glycerine and stir well.
Glycerin and water should be mixed well. Allow the mixture to cool and turn hot, place the stems into solution.
Use a plastic container for this solution and mark the height of the solution, when the stalks are put first.
At least 2 inches of stem should be covered by the solution. It maintain control of the solution it begins to decrease and when a solution of 4 parts water and 1 part of glycerin is added to compensate for the lost solution.
The stems should be left to stand for 1-3 weeks. Replacing maintain the solution until there is a decrease in the absorption rate. Once all the solution is absorbed, they dried flowers.
How to Dry Hydrangeas silica gel
Will silica gel crystals (available at art-n-crafts stores) and a large plastic container whose width is 3 inches larger than the amount of flowers you want to dry. Must be fresh flowers of the plant, like the method of glycerin, should be freshly open blooming and hydrangeas.
Make sure the container is clean and dry, pour crystalline silica in it, until a layer of Hortensia inch thick crystals form at the bottom.
Cut the flower stem, leaves very short stems 2-3 inches. Remove sheets.
Bunch together by their stems flowers and kept in the container. You may also dip a flower at a time.
Place the flower in the gel rod. Move the container, so that the gel builds up around the flower head and covers it completely. Ensure that the silica layer is uniform at the top of the petals.
If the container is large enough to fit other flowers, do so. Thing you need individual containers for each flower. Leave the flower silica.
After 4 days, the contents of the container is poured into a sheet of newspaper and pluck hydrangea flower. Do not store the blooms for more than four days on silica or will become very dry. Tap and can be stored in a plastic bag or display them in a vase.
With dried flowers, if you do not want to display them immediately, you can keep them in sealed, airtight plastic bags. Do not show hydrangea flowers in bright sun-lit areas, fade very quickly. Its dried flowers retain their color and texture of up to one year, regardless of the technique used to dry.