If your hydrangeas wilt in a vase, they can be salvaged. Make them look fresh again with these simple tips.
Fresh cut hydrangeas wilt when they self-heal from the initial cut. Because cut stems start to form a substance over the wound to heal itself, water has trouble reaching the blooms.When the flowers don’t get enough water, they start drooping.
If the arrangement’s water is more than a day old, dump it and add fresh water before reviving it.
Soak the blooms for several hours. I do this in the kitchen sink.
Re-cut all the stems at an angle.
Choose either the alum spice or boiling water method to keep the flowers from wilting again before adding back to the arrangement.
Note: if the arrangement is much older, blooms may be more difficult to revive. But give it a shot!
Follow along to learn more about how to keep hydrangea flowers looking amazing.