Wednesday, May 30

A tip for using hydrangeas

I know that many of you enjoy fresh hydrangeas as much as I do.  And I'm betting that, like me, you are sometimes faced with this problem: 

Poor things.  Sometimes they just can't keep their heads together.

Here's a little trick I've learned.  Turn your hydrangea upside down, then take a twist tie and gently tie the little stems together.

Cut off any excess twist tie and turn the flower back right-side-up.  Presto!  You have a full-headed flower!

The twist tie will be hidden among all the blooms.

Here they are as part of a vignette on my porch.  Amazing how good they look in a glass jar, isn't it?

For my favorite tip on making cut flowers last longer, check out this post. The flowers in this picture are 12 days old! 

Do you have any tips for using fresh flowers?  Please share!

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  1. Excellent tip! My plants are too new and have just been transplanted to a new place, so I'm afraid to cut any. When I do, I'll remember your super tip.

  2. Thanks for the great tip. Your vignette is just lovely! Have a wonderful day! xo ~Liz

  3. I've been thinking of planting some. That's a great idea. Your arrangement is very pretty!

  4. Richella...I always enjoy your posts. You are just full of wonderful tips and good ideas! In all of blogland, yours is one of my favorite blogs to follow!

    I feel like you are so real and so down to earth and like I am drawn to your sweet Christian spirit!

    And as an added plus...I love your home and your decorating style!

    Have a blessed day!
    Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  5. Well, what a great idea! Who knew? Well, I guess YOU did!;>) Thanks for the tip-xo Diana

  6. Great tip, Richella! I love hydrangeas. They remind me of my great-grandmother's house. So pretty!

  7. Great idea, you should "pin" this! I have ALOT of hydrnageas (10 bushes) so CRAM them into vases and don't usually have this problem:):) XO, Pinky

  8. Great tip! I wouldn't have thought to twist-tie the bloom together but it makes sense. My Hydrangeas are blooming right now and are so pretty.

  9. Great tip, Richella! I never knew to do that but I always hated when that droop would happen. I love your birdhouses!


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