How To Keep Your Hydrangeas Happy!

Shvuos Decor

I love flowers so naturally I love Shvuos decor!

It’s one of those special times that we allow ourselves to splurge on extra flowers that we do not usually treat ourselves to. 


I always loved hydrangeas, but they never seemed to last more than a day or two before they began to wither and wilt. I was determined to learn how to care for them properly! By speaking to my local florist and through trial and error, I figured out what works for me and I hope by sharing, it will work for you too!! 

Here we go....

1.Cut the stem to desired height and then cut an x on the bottom of the stem  so that the bottom 2-3 inches of the stem is divided in 4 (sort of like 4 stems)

2. Fill vase with water and place flowers in vase.

3.Change the water every 2-3 days with a fresh snip of the stems.



*Remove any major leaves below your water line.

 (I do however like to keep a few leaves if they are near the top of the stem because I think the contrast in greenery makes the flower even prettier.)

*Make sure to check your water level often and keep it  high enough in the vase.

*Make sure the vase is clean when you change the water.

*Flowers do best in cool air-the cooler your house, the better.


 This article originally appeared in The Family First Magazine.

Photography by Hudi Greenberger

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