Oh, heavenly hydrangea blooms, whether you have them inside or outside they are just such a fantastic summer flower.
Did you know the name hydrangea comes from the Greek "hydor," meaning water, and "angos," meaning jar or vessel. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that to get the best out of our hydrangeas we need to keep them watered. I have Annabelles in my garden and they soon tell me when they are thirsty.
From your garden to your table
If you are planning on cutting some of your hydrangeas from your garden and adding them to an arrangement, be aware they can wilt. But fear not there are some things you can do to help avoid this from happening👇 • When cutting your hydrangeas, take a container of tepid water out with you and immediately after cutting drop the stem into the water.
• When you are ready to pop them into your vase, have a cup of boiling water on stand by. Cut your hydrangea stems to the desired length, remove any foliage that would fall below the waterline and then stand the stem in the hot water for 30 seconds and then immediately into tepid water. You can also follow these steps if you need to revive your hydrangeas.
You are now ready to arrange
• Don't forget to replace the water (again tepid) every day and recut the stems at an angle. It's important to cut the stems regularly as there is a sticky sap that can clog them, preventing water from reaching their heads.