Learn how to cut hydrangeas for a vase so they will last longer. You will need a sharp knife and a clean vase.
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Select a healthy hydrangea with blooms that have not yet opened fully.
Select a healthy hydrangea with blooms that have not yet opened fully. You can tell if a bloom is fully open by gently squeezing it—if it feels firm, it’s not ready. If it feels soft, it is past its prime and will not last as long in a vase.
Use clean, sharp pruning shears to make your cut at an angle just above a set of leaves. Make sure to leave at least 2-3 sets of leaves on the stem so that the plant can continue to photosynthesize and remain healthy.
Place your cutting in a vase filled with fresh, cool water as soon as possible after cutting. Change the water every few days to keep the hydrangea fresh for as long as possible.
Cut the stem at an angle, about 2 inches from the base of the plant.
When cutting hydrangeas for a vase, cut the stem at an angle, about 2 inches from the base of the plant. This will help the plant absorb water more easily. You can also strip off any leaves that will be below the waterline in the vase. These leaves will rot and can contaminate the water.
Immediately place the stem in a vase of water.
Fill a vase or container with clean water. You can add a flower food packet to the water to help extend the life of your flowers. Cut the bottom of the stem at an angle with a sharp knife or floral shears. This will help the stem absorb more water. Place the stem in the vase or container of water immediately after cutting.
Repeat steps 1-3 for each hydrangea you wish to cut.
1. Using a sharp knife or pruning shears, cut the stem of the hydrangea at an angle about 1-2 inches from the bottom. Cutting at an angle will help the stem absorb more water.
2. Strip any leaves that will fall below the waterline in your vase. These leaves will rot in the water and encourage bacteria to grow, which will shorten the life of your flowers.
3. Immediately place the stem in a bucket of cool water. Adding a floral preservative to the water will help your hydrangeas last even longer.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for each hydrangea you wish to cut.
5. Once all of your stems are cut, arrange them in your vase as desired and enjoy!
Enjoy your beautiful arrangement!
Whether you’re using fresh-cut hydrangeas from your garden or store-bought blooms, they’re sure to add a touch of elegance to any room. Follow these simple steps and you’ll have a beautiful arrangement in no time!
1. Start by cutting the stems at an angle, about 1-2 inches from the bottom of the bloom. This will help the flowers absorb more water and stay fresh longer.
2. Next, remove any leaves that will fall below the water line in your vase. These leaves can cause bacteria to grow, which can shorten the lifespan of your arrangement.
3. Fill a clean vase with room-temperature water and add a Floral Food packet if desired.
4. Finally, arrange your hydrangeas in the vase according to your liking and enjoy!