Woman with hydrangea decoration
You can also put classic hydrangeas in floral foam, though sufficient watering is important before you do so. Simply cut off a piece of the stem with a clean, sharp knife or trimmer for better water absorption.
After they’ve bloomed, classic hydrangeas no longer absorb any more water, which means they’re ready for air-drying. Simply put them in a vase without water, or hang them upside down to let the flowers dry to get many more months of pleasure from them.
How to take care of hydrangeas
- Make sure there’s enough water in the vase.
- Use a clean vase – hydrangeas don’t work well in a metal vase or bucket. Try using a glass vase instead.
- Add flower food to the water
- Cut the stems with a sharp knife at a 45-degree angle, so they hydrate as much as possible. Repeat this every three to four days, so the fresh stem can absorb the water.
- Mist the flowers for extra hydration.
- Minimise evaporation and extend your vase life by defoliating the stems.
- Don’t place the hydrangea in full sun, near floor heating or by a draft.
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