How To Preserve Hydrangeas | Guest Post - Styled With Lace

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Today I'd like to introduce you to a talented mother/daughter team and you'll love seeing this home and their style, along with some tips on How To Preserve Hydrangeas...

Greetings Shabbyfufu readers! We are so excited to be guest posting today, it is such an honor!  If you don’t know us we are Lacey and Kim, a mother daughter duo who share our love for interior decorating on our blog

Today we will be talking about tips on how to spruce up your space with hydrangeas! Hydrangea flowers are that perfect mid summer refresher because they bloom mid summer and last into the fall.

We love to put them on kitchen islands and dinning tables, bedside nightstands, outdoor spaces, coffee tables…pretty much everywhere! They are a very full flower that give your space that immediate fresh summer feeling; and who doesn’t love that?!

Grouping several mason jars with a couple hydrangeas in each jar make for a perfect summer centerpiece on a kitchen island.

Here we have mixed Limelight and Endless Summer hydrangeas from the garden in a large mason jar for a nice full luxurious centerpiece.

A vase of hydrangeas on a coffee table give the room a nice summery pop!

We arranged a few large blooms for an outdoor tablescape! Using hydrangeas is an easy way to get a nice full bouquet because of their large blooms and radiant colors!

Here are 5 quick Tips on how to Preserve your Hydrangeas!

Tip 1. The first thing to do when arranging your hydrangeas is to cut the stems at a 45 degree angle. 
This gives them a wider surface to drink from. If your stem is thick enough you can also make a vertical cut at the end of the stem to increase water intake.

Tip 2.
After cutting the stems, remove any leaves that will be below the water line, this allows the water to be absorbed by the blooms and not by the leaves. After the cutting is done immediately place the hydrangeas in water and let them soak.

Tip 3. While your flowers soak you can prepare your vases with water.  To make your own flower preservative, add a few drops of dish soap and a teaspoon of sugar to the water.

Tip 4.
If your Hydrangea flowers are starting to wilt, cut off the end of the stem and dip it in boiling hot water, then put them in a vase with fresh water. They last for some much longer! Trust us, this is amazing and really works!

Tip 5.
Also, if wilting occurs you can spritz the bloom with a spray bottle because hydrangeas also drink from their petals so this will hydrate them and freshen them right up!

We hope these tips gave you some inspiration to give your space a mid summer refresh! If you live in a climate that does not allow hydrangeas to grow well, you can always buy these blooms from your local grocery store or florist!

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