How to Revive Wilted Hydrangeas

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I love fresh cut flowers in the house, but some of them don’t last too long.  Did you know that you can revive wilted hydrangeas? With a couple of easy steps you can bring your hydrangeas back to life for days longer.

How to Revive Your Wilted Hydrangeas

Boil a few cups of water in a sauce pan or tea kettle.   Remove the wilted hydrangea stems from the vase.

How to Revive Wilted Hydrangeas

Trim off about an inch of the bottom of the stem.  Try to cut at as much of an angle as you can so more of the stem is exposed.

How to Revive Wilted Hydrangeas

Add your boiling water to a heat proof container.  We used a pyrex dish, but had to prop the cuttings agains something because they kept falling over.  Something taller like a large reusable coffee mug might work better

If you remove the leaves the process will definitely speed up.

How to Revive Your Wilted Hydrangea Cuttings

Leave the stem in the hot water for a couple of hours.  We added more hot water a few times when the water had cooled off.

How to Revive Wilted Hydrangeas

After a few hours, the petals had all perked up again!!!! The flowers are on day 4 of their revival and still going strong.

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