But what do I do with all those blooms when they are looking a little too beyond mushy?
I don’t know exactly how they will dry when I start out but always try it.
and they will dry enough that they will hold their shape and you can move them.
Maybe it’s the dry heat here in California that helps them to dry so easily
or just that the humidity is low
don’t forget to dump the water.
Longer than a week or so past their prime- the stems will start to mold. uh.. yuck.
That is no good.
Here’s what they look like now.
Perfectly gorgeously preserved roses- that simply dried in the vase.
so if you don’t like that look
you will need to hang them upside down to get them to be standing tall.
Keep the stems long if you would like to display them as dried flowers in a bouquet
or you can clip them down to 5 or 6 inches and tie them together for things like wreaths.
I have had the best luck with roses, hydrangeas and herb like flowers
and really, some roses dry much better than others.
I am using them quite a bit in Christmas decor this year
and have used them on packages, tied to chairs as a little treat or even just as an accent on a chair.