bloom in our gardens when the fine weather returns.
While hydrangeas have a reputation for being long-lasting, many varieties lose their luster once the blooming period has passed.
How to enjoy their beauty longer?
Like the eternal rose,
do not fade, retain their colors and have a much longer lifespan.
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Where to get dried flowers?
Long considered outdated,
are back in stores and come to decorate our interiors, just like natural flowers.
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There are different ways to get dried flowers:
In stores and on specialized sites
: many stores specializing in the sale of decoration offer a wide selection of dried flowers for attractive prices.
: these local merchants now offer bouquets, bunches or dried single flowers.
In your garden:
finally, it is quite possible to pick the flowers from your garden to dry them yourself.
What flowers can be dried?
Just like aromatic plants, there are varieties of flowers to favor for drying.
Not all of them retain their original appearance and shine during this transformation.
We advise you to choose:
You can also use other plants such as cotton, ferns, pampas grasses, eucalyptus, ruscus or ivy.
How to make dried flowers?
Tie the flowers upside down with a string or rubber band.
There are several methods for making dried flowers.
The simplest and best known is air drying.
This method of drying consists of depriving the flowers of water and waiting a few days.
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All you need to do is isolate each stem and remove unwanted foliage and thorns.
Make bundles of 5 to 8 stems and tie them upside down with a string or rubber band.
Once your flowers are hung, place them in a dry, dark place.
The drying time is two to three weeks.
Prefer individual drying for large flowers.
There are other drying methods, such as silica gel drying.
This technique allows you to preserve the color and shape of your flowers and it is also faster.
To carry out this method of drying, it will be necessary to pour silica gel on your flowers, then to place them in a closed box, in a dry and hot place.
How to make a bouquet of dried flowers?
For a successful bouquet of dried flowers, you must first equip yourself with a pair of scissors (or secateurs) and a string (or ribbon) to tie your bouquet.
Note that dried flowers have the particularity of being very delicate, so you will have to be meticulous when creating your bouquet.
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Start by assembling the dried flowers together and choose a dominant flower to put at the heart of your bouquet.
Gradually insert the other varieties of flowers in the same direction.
Also consider adding foliage if you have any.
When the volume of your bouquet is reached, check that it is even and pull on the stems of the flowers to put them at the same level.
Finally, once your bouquet is finished, tie the stems together.