It’s harvesting hydrangeas season! And you know what that means, right? My sad, tired patio landed some forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder.
This is what I had moments before.
So I’ve been having coffee each morning on the patio, avoiding looking in this direction.
So when I spotted this big prune fest of hydrangeas going on next door, you can bet I put a stop to that right quick!
I casually waltzed (sprinted) on over there and asked (begged) if I could have the pruned cuts.
I’ve figured out the drill well next door. When Jake and Janette prune, you run. You run fast.
So I grabbed every bucket I had on hand, and filled them with flowers and water. It’s looking pretty grand by my front door right at this moment.
I thought I’d take some bunches to the Crafty Affaire Harvest Market on the weekend… and maybe I will. But then the brainstorm hit. My poor patio was about to get a new outfit.
Grabbing the buckets I had in my stash, (some for sale on the weekend… sob), they got tied to the ladder with twine.
A bowl of water was placed inside each container. This will help the hydrangeas dry wilt free. More on how to dry hydrangeas is HERE.
KABOOM. Instant gorgeousness!
Amazing, abundant multicoloured hydrangeas that will dry just like this. That I don’t need to water! It just doesn’t get much better than that.
My forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder are perfect!
And now I can enjoy my AM coffee without having to avoid a certain ladder.
Here’s what I did with my own hydrangeas last year.
And here’s what I did with Jake and Janette’s hydrangeas last year.
I do believe doing something over the top with hydrangeas is going to become a tradition!
If I continue to sprint fast enough…
And on a related note, I have a new guide written with ways to display flowers, vintage style! The writeup includes where to find all these great containers too! Click HERE to visit.
So you have any hydrangeas ready to harvest yet? What do you like doing with them?