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The trick to keeping hydrangea alive

October 27, 2014
the trick to keeping hydrangea alive - via that nordic feeling

the trick to keeping hydrangea alive - via that nordic feeling

I love hydrangeas. They are so beautiful; the white ones, the pink ones and the blue and purple ones. But they are rather tricky! I have learned this the hard way. I can’t count how many times I’ve picked up a beautiful bunch at the florist only to come home, put them in water and watching them collapsing within the first hours or day.

I’ve tried every trick in the book without any luck until I discovered the one trick that works. Finally a way to enjoy these beauties.

the trick to keeping hydrangea alive - via that nordic feeling

 

This is what you do:

  • Boil some water and pour it into a cup.
  • Cut the stems one at a time at a very sharp angle with a knife not a scissor. You want a big diagonal cut, so the surface that takes in the water is as big as possible.
  • Dip the stem in the hot water for 20-30 seconds.
  • Put it straight into a vase with tempered water.

That’s it! Change the water every day. Repeat the whole process after a few days to make them last longer.

the trick to keeping hydrangea alive - via that nordic feeling

Make sure that you come straight home after buying these – they do not take transport without water very well. If you are lucky enough to have them in your garden, bring a bucket of water to put them in straight after cutting them.

Enjoy your beautiful flowers x

the trick to keeping hydrangea alive - via that nordic feeling

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2 Comments

  • Reply Mille Emilie // sonomaseven.dk October 28, 2014 at 08:41

    Haha.. ej et nemt og fint tip! Jeg har bestemt ikke grønne fingre desværre, så jeg vil fremover bruge det her smarte råd :)Tak for tip og tak for igår Rikke, det var smadder hyggeligt var det. God dag til dig! //Mille

    • Rikke
      Reply Rikke October 28, 2014 at 09:13

      Ja tænk engang, at man bare skal ‘koge’ enden! Men det virker :)

      Selv tak for i går, så hyggeligt at hilse på dig. God dag lige tilbage :)

      Kh. R

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