I think hydrangeas are perfection!
Their blooms are a mainstay in my garden, performing from May to December.
The best time to harvest them for drying is late fall when the blooms have changed color and aren't as delicate as the spring blooms.
Sometimes, I can't resist though and cut them for tabletop bouquets...
... knowing full well that they will wilt in a few days.
I guess that's the price I have to pay for bouquets of perfection scattered throughout the house.
Can you blame me?