Bringing Hydrangeas Indoors


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.

About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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