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How to bring hydrangeas indoors

Ask an Expert: Nicole Quigley

First, know that hydrangea comes from the Greek term for water (hydra) because they love water!

You can enjoy them in your home by cutting them (on an angle) when it is cool out (early morning or late night) and immediately placing them in to water.

Flowers drink through their petals and stems, so fill a sink or bucket with tepid water, submerge the whole head of the hydrangea and let it soak for up to 30 minutes. This also works great if your hydrangea has wilted.

Next time you cut your hydrangea, try these tips.

Nicole Quigley is a qathet-based florist who owns Ever Red Fresh Designs.

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