There are a few tricks to keeping your Hydrangeas looking fabulous for longer in your vase at home.
Farmgate Flowers Hydrangeas have very strong, long and thick woody stems because they are grown in the cooler climates. They look fabulous but because the stems are quite woody they also need extra help drinking water. If they don't absorb enough water their flower heads will begin to wilt.
Cut off the stems at an angle
Once you unwrap them, snip about 3cm of the stem off at an angle. This increases the area for water absorption.
Cut up the stems (vertically) up the middle
When you receive your bunch you will notice that the stems have been cut vertically up the middle of the stem at least 3cm as well. This will split the stem into quarters. This ensures that the water can flow more freely up to the flower head.
Plunge the flower heads into water
We always plunge the flower heads into water so the petals remain hydrated. We do this in buckets, however you can simply place them in a vase in your kitchen sink and pour water over them, or spray them with water mist. They will turn from looking sad and a little wilted to being plump and full of life in no time at all. Its amazing how they can bounce back!
Keep the leaves out of the water
Ensure no leaves are touching the water in the vase. This can cause bacterial growth and accelerate wilting.
Hydrangeas are best kept cool
Try and keep them in a relatively cool space in your home out of direct sunlight.