How to Cut Hydrangeas So They Last

Hydrangeas are a beautiful addition to floral arrangements, but they can sometimes wilt faster than other flowers. This is how to cut them so they last longer:

Before you go outside to gather hydrangeas from your garden, pop a ball jar filled with water in the microwave and heat it for about 90 seconds.

While the water is heating up, add room temperature water to the final container for your floral arrangement...

...Then add about a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide.  Hydrogen Peroxide helps keep bacteria from forming.

Cut your hydrangea stem at an angle, and remove the leaves. The leaves are thirsty and will draw water away from your blooms.

Then pop the cut end into the hot water. Keep them in the hot water until you have cut enough stems for your bouquet.

Change the water every couple days to keep them fresh. If they start to wilt again? Fill a jar with hot water, cut about an inch off the bottoms and pop them in for about 30 minutes. Then change your water in the arrangement container and pop them back in.

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