Image: Fly Me To The Moon Florists
Hydrangeas are beautiful, but they do require a little special care. Follow these steps below and enjoy:
8 Tips for Caring for Cut Hydrangea
1) Purchase hydrangea from places that always sell fresh flowers. Hydrangeas, or any flower really, purchased from shops that sell old, poor quality flowers won't last long.
2) Buy hydrangeas that look full. There should be no brown spots. No wilting or gaps between the flowers either.
3) Fill a clean vase with room temperature water. Hydrangeas are big drinkers. So don't skimp on the water.
4) Add a little floral preservative. Yes, use that little packet that comes with the flowers. It helps the flowers last longer. I use it all the time.
5) Don't smash the stems with a hammer. That's old school advice. It destroys the cell structure of the hydrangea stem.
Instead, just cut the stem twice. The first cut should be on the angle. The second cut should be a vertical one at the bottom of the stem.
6) Spray the hydrangea blooms with water. Remember, hydrangeas are really thirsty.
7) Place hydrangeas in a cool spot. Away from the sun and other sources of heat.
8) Change the water. Remove hydrangea from the vase. Wash the vase with soap and water. Repeat steps 3-5 above.
5 Minute Flower Arrangement
- Fill a large, somewhat heavy, vase with water.
- Get 3 hydrangea with or without leaves.
- Cut hydrangeas so each head rests on the top of the vase.
- Voila! Beautiful and elegant flower arrangement.
Where would you place this hydrangea arrangement?