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How to revive wilted hydrangeas after clipping from your garden

May 30, 2016



Summer is here and hydrangeas are in full bloom! Who wouldn't want these gorgeous flowers adorned all over the house to enjoy indoors as well? After watching a few YouTube videos I clipped a few stems from my garden and brought them to my sink and immediately dunked them into a sink full of cold water to soak a bit which was supposed to perk them up even more but to my avail they drooped and wilted as soon as I put them into their vases!  I didn't understand what I did wrong so I quickly googled a solution and found a super easy trick to bring them back to life again!

HOW TO REVIVE WILTED HYDRANGEAS AFTER CLIPPING THEM FROM YOUR GARDEN:
1. Boil a small pot of water.
2. Trim the stem diagonally and cut about 1/4" slit down the center of the stem.
3. Submerge the stem about an inch or two into the boiling water for about 30 seconds and immediately place into a vase filled with lukewarm water.
In a couple of hours the water will make its way back up into the blooms and they will be good as new!

Also, here's a recipe to help keep your freshly cut hydrangeas last even longer!

RECIPE TO KEEP FRESHLY CUT HYDRANGEAS LAST LONGER:
1 Quart Lukewarm Water
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tsp White Vingegar
1 Tsp Mouthwash
4 Drops of Dishwashing Soap

DIRECTIONS: Mix all ingredients together. Add 1/4 of the solution to your vase and fill the rest of the vase with more lukewarm water. Place your arrangement in the vase and enjoy!


xoxo April

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