Having trouble hydrating these beauties? Alum stem dip not giving consistent results? Do you use warm water to fill vases?
Maybe pounding is your preferred method of stem prep. Perhaps you submerge the entire flower head… Here are a few tips on how to care for fresh cut hydrangeas.
HYDRANGEA Processing for Consistent Results
1. Prepare bucket solution with cold water–cold moves faster through stems than warm
3. Using a clean, sharp knife or flower cutters– cut above old tissues (above any brown stem tissue). Cut an inch off to remove all the gunk lodged in bottom of stem that stops flow. Let blooms drink hydration solution for at least 4 hours–overnight even better.
5. If designing blooms without a water source, prep as listed about, design and then wrap stems with Arrive Alive. Dip Arrive Alive sponge in Chrysal Professional #3 or Rose Pro Vase food for 1-10 seconds and add the outer plastic bag. Secure rubber band above foam to prevent leaks
6. When temps soar–spray bloom and foliage with Hawaiian Floral mist (a light spray 1 x a day is adequate). Allow blooms to dry completely before placing in cooler.