I´ve changed my mind about harvesting today and I will let the flowers stand for as long as possible. Since the weather isn´t that cold and there are still one or two bud to burst as you can see from the pictures, the flowers get on quite well.
I think it would be nice if the flowers are as fresh as possible to the opening and then they will dry during the exhibition. The most optimal would be to harvest the same week as the vernissage. Lets keep our fingers krossed for the weather to be like today – sunny and mild.