I learned the best secret for keeping hydrangeas from wilting and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Ryan brought me home these gorgeous white hydrangeas a few weeks ago. I would have been thrilled with roses or tulips or whatever flower he presented, but I love that he chose hydrangeas. They are my favorite.
The problem is, they never last long. After a day or so of being cut, the blooms begin to wilt. About three days later, they are completely done.
But guess what I just learned (from an instagram conversation)? Hydrangeas take in water from their PETALS! I had no idea.
So here’s how to keep cut hydrangeas from wilting:
1. Cut stems at an angle
2. Put cut stems in water right away
4. If the blooms start to wilt, shock them back by dunking the whole flower head in warm water for a few minutes
The bouquet of white hydrangeas Ryan brought home lasted for just over two weeks when watered this way. For real. This new way of watering the flowers has changed my hydrangea-loving life.