Hydrangeas are among America’s most favorite flowers. Though we often see their round, cloud-like blossoms nestled in gardens all over the southern states, in today’s floral market, hydrangeas are becoming increasingly popular as cut-flower arrangements, especially when used in wedding work. The luxuriously fluffy form and supple texture of hydrangea blooms makes them a preferred choice in elegant floral arrangements.

The hydrangea comes in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Bigleaf Hydrangeas are the most recognized of this flower and have been the most popular type of hydrangea for growing in gardens and home landscapes. Bigleaf Hydrangeas are composed of dozens of tightly clustered tiny individual flowers that make up a large round flower head. They come in shades of pink, blue, purple, red and white. (And did you know that you can actually change the color of a hydrangea bloom depending on the pH levels and presence of aluminum in the soil?)

Caring for cut hydrangeas is relatively easy, as long as you remember a few simple guidelines. Hydrangeas love water, but their thick stems can make for poor water absorption. Cut the hydrangeas stem every 2-3 days (under water is best) to ensure that the bottom of the stem is not blocked by any naturally occurring substance of air. You may also try piercing a few tiny holes in the stem with a sewing needle – this will allow the flower to absorb water at a faster rate and keep the blooms hydrated. Remembering these tips can prolong the life of your hydrangeas and keep them blooming indoors a little longer.

When shopping for your next hydrangea flower arrangement, consider Carithers Flowers Blooming Hydrangea. This beautiful blooming hydrangea plant can be enjoyed indoors and can also be transplanted, in southern zones, outdoors for years of enjoyment both in the garden and in your own floral arrangements.

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