If you have hydrangea bushes loaded with big, gorgeous blooms, it’s a pleasure to bring a few of the colorful blooms indoors to enjoy in a cut flower arrangement. Unfortunately, using hydrangeas blooms in cut flower arrangements often results in disappointment, as the blooms can sometimes wilt and fade soon after they’re placed in the vase. If you want to include some hydrangea leaves in the arrangement, cut a few stems just for the leaves. Since the leaves are big, they require a lot of water. Keeping leaves on the stems with the flowers will shorten the life of the flowers. One of my dear readers, Nancy, reminded me of a second method for keeping cut hydrangeas from wilting. You can cut the ends of the hydrangeas on an angle and cut up the stem a little and dip them in ALUM before putting them in a vase of fresh water. You can find ALUM in the spice isle of your grocer’s. How can I keep hydrangeas from wilting after they are cut? Follow these easy steps to prolong the life of your beautiful hydrangea flowers. Hydrangea Cut Flowers come in a huge range of colours including every shade of red, pink and purple as well as in white, green and blue. There are also colour combinations such as green and red, purple and green and flowers with different coloured margins. Cutting the stems stops the colour changing process. The ideal time to cut hydrangea blossoms for drying is toward the end of the season, August through October, when the larger petals, which are really .
How to keep cut hydrangeas from wilting with a few simple steps. This new way of watering the flowers has changed my hydrangea-loving life. Share this: How to Get More Hydrangea Flowers. You can cut smooth hydrangeas to the ground each in spring and they will still produce flowers. Our Hydrangea Farm Producing gigantic hydrangea blossoms in vivid blue, purple, antique, lavender, limelight, pee gee, pistacio, & more hydrangeas. Hydrangea is conditioned differently to all other cut flowers – on receipt, cut the stems and submerge the entire flower under water for a good couple of hours, (this is because hydrangea drink through the petals as well as the stems), – after this, stand upright in buckets of sterilised water and leave over night. .
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