'Forever in Bloom' Hydrangeas on a Ladder... Go Better With Coffee

You can tell it's nearing the end of summer at my place due to the patio alone.
My poor neglected flower bucket was a shrivelled up mess. Every morning I go out there with my coffee, I have to turn away to avoid looking in that direction. Dead flowers do not go great with fresh brew...
And then a miracle happened! (they do it every year but it's miraculous to catch them doing it) My neighbours were pruning their hydrangea bush, and before a petal could hit the turf, I asked if I could have the cuts.
I put them right to work on that patio ladder. And wow... what a happy statement it makes now! And a much nicer way to enjoy my coffee...
Here's what I did with all those amazing hydrangea cuts...
Do you dry hydrangeas too? What do you like doing with them?
My forever beautiful buckets of hydrangeas on a ladder are abundant and gorgeous! And go way better with morning coffee...
Here's the very sad, tired and shrivelled up before. I nearly have the blues just looking at that thing.

Well, no more. Let's fix this!
When neighbours cut, you sprint! And sprint I did. I gathered all the hydrangea cuts, and placed them in big buckets of water until I could cart them off to destinations unknown.
Aren't they gorgeous?! Fall hydrangeas turn all different shades and dry very easily. Click the blog link below to get all the drying details.
I'm so happy I'll have pretty flowers out on the patio for a good long while! Is that a total win for a brown thumb or what...

Click the blog link below to learn how to dry hydrangeas wilt free, and to see how I even colour coordinated the pallet sofa... :)
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors
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  • Nancy Rambow Nancy Rambow on Sep 03, 2014
    Thanks Douglas! Isn't it a powder of some sort that is added to the soil to change the color of the hydrangea? Maybe lime? I rather like my white hydrangea as it is in a dark, shady area of my garden and all the flowers are white and glow at night! It is rather pretty.

  • Leo18472121 Leo18472121 on Feb 19, 2017
    I use my hydrangas flowerets in my Xmas tree as a filler , can even spray any color you wish