I heard a tip the other day about keeping cut hydrangeas alive longer. It really works! The vase pictured here has been sitting on our dining room table for over a week, and the blossoms remain beautiful.
The tip was to lay the stem on its side and hit the last few inches with a heavy object. I used a meat tenderizer. This allows lots of water to travel up the stem into the blossoms.
I honestly don’t remember the source of this information, but I paid attention to it because, as much as I love the look of a vase of hydrangeas, their life span in the house tends to be very short. This technique is a game changer.