Sunday, July 22, 2012

Show and tell - easy way to give fresh cut hydrangeas as a bouquet

In my previous post, I showed that we have an abundance of hydrangeas on our property.  I like to give them away as hostess gifts and bouquets.  However, hydrangeas are a very thirsty flower.  Once cut, if they do not have water, they begin to wilt very quickly.  The other day, I came up with a solution to this dilemma. I wanted to give a bouquet to a young girl that was starring as the lead in "Little Mermaid".  I knew the flowers would not get water for over four hours so...

I took a puppy pee pad in blue, soaked it with water and wrapped it around the base of the flowers. 

Then, I took a blue organza ribbon that matched the color of the puppy pee pad and flowers and braided it around the base.

Here is the end result!!! Flowers were a massive mound that made a gorgeous statement and never wilted.