Tuesday, August 8, 2017

{Tips & Tricks} Reviving Wilted Hydrangeas

I've had a bumper crop of beautiful hydrangea blooms this summer which makes me so happy!
I have been cutting lots of them to make bouquets around the house. I usually recut the stems and add fresh water every few days to keep them around as long as possible. Sometimes they start to wilt prematurely even after I've done all of that.
But, there's a way to bring them back to life!  Submerge the blossom in a cool water bath for about 45 minutes to an hour.  Recut the stem and dip the stem in boiling water (sometimes I skip this step!) and place in vase with fresh cool water.  Warning: There will be drips on whatever surface you place the vase on so place a towel underneath if you're worried about them.
In a few hours your previously wilted flower will be looking like new and will last a few more days!
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4 comments:

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Such great tips! I love hydrangeas - they were my wedding flower, along with white lilies! These are beauties! We have blue in our front yard but I rarely pick them because they wilt! Now I will :)

Creations By Cindy said...

I love hydrangeas. Mine did not bloom this year. I only have two of them and last winter during the one and only cold front we had that took me by surprise, the frost nipped at one of them pretty bad. But I do love them. I want to get more of them. I heard that the best time to shop for them was actually now as the price should be lower. Great tip Heather. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Tamar SB said...

There is something so gorgeous about them!

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful!! And great tip!!
Carla

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