As the summer fades into autumn, now is the perfect time to clip and preserve hydrangeas.
Cut mature stems and put them in a vase of water about two inches deep. Let the water evaporate. It's that simple!
Dexter is enjoying his dog nap while I cut my hydrangeas. Little does he know that he is about to be left at home with a sitter!
I plan on taking my hydrangea bouquet to Asti for the Tuscan Style photo shoot.
Yes, today is the big day!
Bonnie Broten, regional editor for Meredith Corp. is arriving today to style the house. I've packed the car with "props" from my home, and we will stop on our way in Healdsburg at Uniquely Chic for sunflowers and roses.
Then, John Granen, the photographer arrives tomorrow to begin the shoot!
It's all very exciting!
God bless you darlin'
you deserve every minute of this!
Love the hydrangeas!!
I'll be thinking of you at the big shoot!
Have a great time with the big shoot! Dexter looks completely content in his world!
I am so excited for you. I am sure it will be beautiful. Love the Tuscan hydrangeas.
Wow lots of exciting things going on!! Cannot wait to see the end result, loved the dried hydrangeas too..have quite a few small arrangements around here too..so easy, and they are definitely the flower that keeps on giving!
I am sooo excited for you Delores. Make sure you enjoy every minute and take some behind the scenes photos too.
Good luck with the shoot...it's going to be fabulous!
Beautiful hydrangeas Delores! How exciting to be in a issue of Tuscan Style!! Your home is already magazine ready so I'm sure there's not much for them to do! Martina
Best wishes for sunny weather, no technical difficulties and total enjoyment basking in the limelight! I cannot wait for the magazine to come out.. Thanks for the tip on drying hydrangeas.. mine from last year didn't turn out so well! Above all.. have some fun today.
I am so excited for you, Delores. Have fun. I love hydrangeas and am attempting to go some in SW Florida. They do not love it here, but I am determined.
*** Such a FUN DAY you'll have, full of wonderful & new experiences... and PRIDE too, at the opportunity to be asked to share your wonnnnderful home/designs, girlfriend!!!
"You go, girl!"...
Linda in AZ *
Can't wait to see it Delores!
Delores...I have the hardest time with hydrangeas in water....they wilt after one day...Am I giving them too much water? I see where you say let the water evaporate after they've soaked up 2 inches, but I'm assuming that's for drying them...what if you want to keep a bouquet in a vase longer? Help! I love them but hate buying them and losing them a day later.
Lovely pics....love the dog!
Oh Delores I am so excited for you, that is one of my very favorite magazines I never miss an issue...WAY TO GO!!!
Best Wishes...hoping you all the success today! Your Dexter is sooo pampered! LOL. Luv
YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knock it out of the park !!!!!!!!!!! xo Lisa D.
Isn't it funny how we can be on opposite sides of the world and have the same things on our minds!! Have fun with the photo shoot, I hope we get to see the results!
Love the hydrangeas. Can't wait to hear all about the shoot. Take some pics for us. Hugs, Marty
So excited about the shoot for you. Can't wait to hear all about it.
Love your tuscan hydrangeas arrangement!
Wonderful vignette. I hope you had a great time at the photo shoot and every thing went smoothly. Jennifer
Delores I hope your photo shoot went well. I am so happy for you. Can't wait to see the results!
It's always such a treat to visit you Delores, everything is gorgeous!
Beautiful in everyway.
Have a fun time at the shoot!
I hope Madonna sees this. She "loathes" hydrangeas. (And is rude and petulant.) Silly woman.
Good luck with everything. Love your beautiful blog.
I had no idea it was that easy. Now I wish I'd picked up one of the bouquets I saw yesterday at Whole Foods.
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