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A Better Understanding Of Hydrangea

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If you have ever worked with Hydrangea, you will really appreciate this article. I hope to cover several things with this variety and help to encourage you in using them as Wedding Flowers or for Flowers for special events. They key is understanding how to use them properly and you will be well on your way to making the best Floral Arrangements and Centerpiece Ideas.

First, what is the Hydrangea Flower? Did you know that it was first cultivate in Japan and didn’t appear in Europe till 1736 when a colonist in North America brought it to England? It gets its name is derived for the Greek word which means, “water vessel.’

They grow in flower heads at the end of sturdy stems and can really fill up Flower Arrangements. It is one of my favorite Blooms to work with and have seen them used in countless weddings. One wedding was in St Augustine, where we saw them beautifully displayed in Wedding Bouquets. Recently I had some shipped to my house to display on our dining room table and loved the blue and white mixture on the petals, and they made for an inspiring decoration that our dinner guests looked on with great admiration.

Martha Stewart has this to say about Hydrangea, “When the summer season fades into fall, we obsess over one last-standing, flowering shrub; the hydrangea. It evokes an old-fashioned charm with its pretty pom-pom shape and ethereal shades of pink, blue, and periwinkle. Learn the untold mysteries behind these blooms, which are among Martha’s favorites; doing so will help you better care for every hydrangea in your garden.”

When my box of Hydrangea arrived, I was stunned with the color and exuberating freshness and knew the first thing needed was to Hydrate the Hydrangea, so I trimmed the bottom of the stems and placed them in cold water. They always arrive a little dehydrated from the shipping, but in no time, they were bushing all out. Another thing I love about them is that you can make your arrangement bigger and fluffier than most other varieties Flowers. They seem to be proud of their own appearance and are not afraid to let you know it.

After our dining event, we continued to display them proudly, but noticed that some of the heads were shriveling, despite keeping them in clean, fresh water. There have been times when we get calls from frantic customers who fear their flowers are ruined, but I wanted to write this article to assure you that there is nothing wrong, this is normal, and it’s a quick fix. All you need to do is grab some fresh buckets of water and put the heads of the Hydrangea upside down in the buckets for about 6 hours, when you take them out, they are full looking, once again. It’s almost like magic, and you will be happy with the way they look. Sometimes they can only grab the moisture from the top, so placing their heads directly into the water will revive them. Don’t forget to trim the stems at the bottom and take a peeler and scrape the sides of the bottom of each stem, this will ensure that more water can back to their heads through their straw like stems.

I am posting the before and after photos for you to see the difference for yourselves. If you are close to your event, you will never have to worry again. The process is so impressive. Other Flowers will not perform this way, but Fresh Hydrangea will, and they are perfect for Hydrangea Wedding Bouquets and Hydrangea Centerpieces.

At Whole Blossoms we have a tremendous selection, just check out our

  • White Hydrangea
  • Select White Hydrangea
  • White Hydrangea Jumbo
  • Light Pink Hydrangea
  • Pink Hydrangea
  • Metallic Pink Hydrangea
  • Light Pink Hydrangea Dutch Flowers
  • Metallic Pink Glitter Hydrangea
  • Silver Pink Airbrushed Hydrangea
  • Pink Antique Hydrangea
  • Light Peach Hydrangea
  • Peach Hydrangea Airbrushed
  • Salmon Neon Airbrushed Hydrangea
  • Pink Neon Airbrushed Premium Hydrangea
  • Lavender Hydrangea
  • Hot Pink Hydrangea Dutch Flower
  • Hot Pink Hydrangea Airbrushed
  • Hot Pink Hydrangea Silver Chameleon
  • Popcorn Hydrangea Flower
  • Jumbo Lavender Hydrangea
  • Lavender Hydrangea Elite
  • Tie Dye Turquoise Hot Pink Lavender Hydrangea
  • Purple Airbrushed Hydrangea
  • Purple Hydrangea
  • Metallic Glitter Purple Hydrangea Flowers
  • Purple Hydrangea Elite
  • Purple Hydrangea Deep Eggplant Color
  • Blue Hydrangea Natural Tone
  • Blue Hydrangea Elite
  • Metallic Blue Airbrushed Hydrangea
  • Green Hydrangea Natural Tone
  • Lime Green Hydrangea Natural
  • Yellow Hydrangea
  • Light Yellow Hydrangea
  • Orange Hydrangea
  • Chocolate Hydrangea
  • Copper airbrushed Hydrangea
  • Red Antique Hydrangea
  • Silver Hydrangea

We also have many more varieties. Please visit our website www.wholeblossoms.com, or give us a call at 1-877-259-2566.


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