I absolutely love hydrangeas and I enjoy using them in flower arrangements, but within a day or two the poor things are usually looking sad and withered away. I don’t know much about flowers, so I set off to do some research to see if I couldn’t make them last a bit longer.
I found out that the poor things have a woody stem which makes water absorption difficult. There’ s a few steps you can take to help them out:
1. Cut the stem on a diagonal exposing the white inside.
2. Remove all their leaves, so the focus is solely on hydrating the blooms.
3. Submerge the entire stem in water for several hours.
I filled my sink up with water and allowed the stems to sit for about six hours. I think one’s best bet would be to do this overnight, so you can wake up to the reinvigorated flowers! It will be obvious to you when they’ve perked up and are ready to join their friends in the arrangement again. Just shake off the water and they’re ready to go.