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Old 08-26-2009, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default Hanging flowers to dry

I watched a show on tv years ago that showed how to dry flowers. If I remember right, they wrapped string around the stems of the 'bouquet' and hung them from the rafters in a barn.

Do they dry as well hanging from the joists in a dry basement?

Can you do this with ANY kind of flower?

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Old 08-26-2009, 06:31 PM   #2
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I dried a bouquet of roses like that once and I just hung them off a hook in the dining room! It would have been in the fall, not a humid summer. They looked great. I admit I don't know anything else about this topic though, I was just so happy to have gotten a bouquet of roses I wanted to keep them forever. So I gave it a try. They are long gone now. LOL I got tired of them!
Hopefully someone else will have a more, detailed, fact-based answer for you.
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I watched a show on tv years ago that showed how to dry flowers. If I remember right, they wrapped string around the stems of the 'bouquet' and hung them from the rafters in a barn.

Do they dry as well hanging from the joists in a dry basement?

Can you do this with ANY kind of flower?

Barb
Barb, remove the leaves from the stems...them hang them in a dry dark place until all moisture is gone. If your basment is dry it is a perfect place. The secret is dark and dry!
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Angela, I did the same thing with some roses my daughter got from her boyfriend on her 16th birthday. They fell apart after a short time.

I didn't take the leaves off of them or hang them in a dark place though.

Thanks for the info Mrs. J.

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Hmmm. I wonder what I did that made mine last........
I'll remember these tips if I ever get a bouquet of roses again.
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I used to work with a woman who told her husband that she would just die if he ever bought her flowers.

So after that he never bought her flowers. He said it was because he didn't want her to die. lol

He also told her that if she'd cook more often, she wouldn't have to dust-off her pots and pans before she uses them.

They were a hoot!

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He also told her that if she'd cook more often, she wouldn't have to dust-off her pots and pans before she uses them.

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That sounds like something that my husband would say
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Your basement will work just fine. You can dry any flower this way but not all flowers were meant to be dried!
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How long should they hang before they're ready to be used in an arrangement?

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Hummmm not to long ago I dried out two bouquets of roses I got from my man ( two in one month I just had to keep them one was the first set I ever got from him and the second was for my birthday) all I did was wrap a rubber band around the bottom of the stems and hung them from a west window because I had no better place to hang them and they were not in direct sun. I just took them from the water when they were starting to die and hung them up. Now I have them in crystal vases around the outside of the flowers in the vase so they stand I put in glass marbles it spices them up and I can keep them forever they dried perfect
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