Hope you all had a great weekend!
Today, I wanted to share with you a little tip I learned this past week! Have you ever cut blooms off a hydrangea bush & brought them into your home only to have them wilt in a matter of minutes?! That happened to me over & over again last summer!
I purchased three Endless Summer Hydrangea bushes last year & although I LOVED THEM I had trouble clipping the blooms & bringing them into our home. They would wilt & start to droop almost immediately! I knew there had to be someway to fix this little problem, but never thought to look into it any further. I just decided I would enjoy the blooms on the bushes outside & gave up on bringing them into the home.
Just in the past month, my hydrangea bushes have come into full bloom again & are looking GORGEOUS! I wanted to bring a few inside, but since I had had such bad luck last year, I though I would do a little research online. I came across this article using boiling water?! Sounded strange, but then I read a few other articles recommending the same method. So….I thought I would give it a whirl!
And guess what! It TOTALLY WORKED!!
1.) When you go out to your yard to cut your hydrangeas, take a container of water with you. The water should be tepid, not cold. Place the cut hydrangeas directly into the water and then bring them back into your kitchen.
2.) Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium sauce pan & then pour the water into a cup or other container. Let it cool for a minute & then get ready to dip the hydrangea stems into the boiled water. This removes a sticky, sap like substance from within the stem that may block the stems ability to take in the water.
3.) Make sure you cut the stems to the length you want first, and then place the stem into the boiled water & leave it for 30 seconds. Remove the hydrangea stem from the boiled water & immediately place it in a vase or container with water at room temperature.
4.) Arrange the blooms as you’d like in your vase/container & ENJOY!!!
As you can see, I chose an aqua bell jar for my blooms….
Hydrangeas + Aqua Bell Jars = BIG FAT LOVE!!
Seriously, aren’t they a perfect match?!
The articles I read also stated that after a few days, if the blooms do start to wilt or droop, you can repeat the boiling water method. This will again, remove the sap from the stem & allow for it to take in the water it needs in order to be revived. Place the blooms back into a vase with room temperature water & allow plenty of time for the revival process. It may take up to several hours.
Have you ever tried this method?!
Got any other tips for beautiful long last blooms?!
I would LOVE to hear about them!
Just leave them in the comments section below!!