Several stems of hydrangea in a vase can take a boring corner of your room and make it look a picture out of a magazine.
Here are the 4 secrets for displaying hydrangea:
1. Cut them so the top of the bloom is just above the rim of the vase. They look quite elegant this way.
2. Use an odd number of hydrangea to achieve the best look. I like using three stems of hydrangea best, because they generally form a nice circle.
3. Pick an unusual color. White and blue hydrangeas are the colors you traditionally see in flower shops. But if you look in gardens you'll see pinks, lavenders and periwinkles too . Hydrangeas actually come in several shades of green and in an incredible range of tri-colors.
4. Go big whenever possible. There are some hydrangea from Holland and New Zealand that are just crazy big. They tend to last longer and come in many more colors.
Hydrangeas can be a little finicky. Learn how to care for them here.