Wednesday, March 23, 2011

On This Snowy Day

Inspired by a friend,  I decided to get some fresh flowers on this snowy day.  

Hydrangeas are so beautiful but also quite sensitive when it comes to care.  Here are a few tips to help you appreciate this gorgeous flower and extend it's life once you bring it home.

 Hydrangea's have a woody stem so its water absorption ability is poor compared to other fresh flowers. To counter this problem, I usually use a hammer or the flat end of a handle to smash the bottom of the stem.  This is to ensure that the flowers will be able to absorb water at a faster rate and keep the hydrangea’s blooms hydrated at all times.

Place the hydrangea into cold water - they love cold.

Cut the hydrangea’s stem every 2-3 days and never expose them to direct sunlight.