Hydrangeas seemed to be pretty popular these days. It’s not hard to decipher why. These fluff balls just look like a colony of butterflies.
This is the hydrangea story/introduction I’ll tell most of my customers whenever, someone shows interest in it. I somehow feel its important that they understand their story and also to instigate the willingness to prolong their glory once it’s received. Hence this post, for those who are interested in knowing more about this flower.
Hydrangeas are very fragile flowers, especially in Singapore’s climate. They were first planted in japan, and of course in many other “cooler climate” countries. In japan, this flower serves the meaning of apology or gratitude. It’s actually possible to grow hydrangeas in Singapore, but of course they don’t bloom as well as those from their cooler counterparts.
The colours of the hydrangeas are actually determined by the acidity of their soil. Hence having colours of hydrangeas ranging from green , pink and blue etc.
They drink a lot of water and hence you need to feed them! Upon receiving the hydrangeas, submerged the stem in a vase, and snip a chip of the stem (at a 45 degree angle), this will allow them to drink up faster.
Changing of water is required daily and also to keep them away from the glaring sun. Morning sun works, but not too long either.
All in all, they wouldn’t last too long, probably a week or so, but if you don’t care for it properly, it’ll wither even faster (of course just like any other plant, but just faster).
So the next time you get your hydrangea bouquet be sure to let it bloom and last to its fullest!
On a side note, being a fan of hydrangea, I had to drop by the hydrangea garden when i was in Okinawa mid last year. Though it was already towards the end of the season, I still manage to catch sight of their beauty. This story of this garden itself is already amazing.