Although many prefer live flowers to dried or fake, sometimes there are exceptions. In this case it's hydrangeas as their blooms are full and fluffy. When dried they look not unlike their living counterparts, but drying them can be tricky if you don't know the tricks of the trade. In this case you'll need a glass of water.
If hydrangeas are left to their own demise, once cut they will slowly brown and wither into something less than attractive. Instead, Vivienne shares this small tip that yields big results and has allowed her to keep blooms for several years without any loss of petals or color.
Add your cut stems to a glass or jar of water and let sit. You can even place the glass inside a larger vase to conceal the on goings. As they dry, they will absorb just enough water to keep things pretty without wilting. It's a great idea that can give you bountiful blooms to use in arrangements or to give as gifts.
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