8 August 2015

Floral Media: Flower Agenda - week 32-35 - Hydrangea

Here is another instalment from The Flower Council of Holland's campaign about cut flowers. It's called Flower Agenda and during the weeks 32-35 it's all about Hydrangea.

Here is a little bit of information and facts about Hydrangeas:

  • The Hydrangea originates from Asia and South America.
  • The name Hydrangea comes from 'hydor' meaning water and 'angeion' meaning vessel or jar - because the seed capsules resembles a water jug. 
  • It comes in many different colours - white, pink, red, purple, green and blue - some are also multicoloured.

  • The Hydrangea is an unique plant in that the Hydrangea macrophylla flowers change colour depending on the acidity or alkalinity of the soil.
  • Hydrangea flowers are very good for drying.
  • There are many different kinds of Hydrangeas - round globe-shaped mophead Hydrangeas, some are lacecap with small flowers in the middle and large petals on the edge others have a plume shaped panicle.

  • The Hydrangea symbolises gratitude, grace and beauty.
  • It also radiates abundance, thanks to the profusion of flowers and its generous round shape.
  • Using it as a cut flower - trim about 2.5 cm off the bottom of the stem and place in a clean vase or container with clean cool water.
  • To revive limp flowers - completely submerge in tepid water for 30 minutes - and they should hopefully perk up. 

  • Hydrangeas are available all year around from florists - but in the Northern Hemisphere they are mainly a summer and autumn flower.
  • They can last in a vase for up to two weeks.
  • To prevent wilting gently spray with water.
  • Hydrangea make wonderful arrangements just on their own but also mixes well with other flowers.  

Here is a short video showing the Hydrangea through the eye of a photographer. Edwin Brosens is using the Hydrangea flower as his 'muse'. He thinks they are "colourful, intriguing and he never gets tired of them".

I hope you have enjoyed finding out about the massively popular Hydrangea.

Enjoy your flower arranging and have a great floral day!

I will be back next week with more floral delights.

~ xoxo ~


[Images provided by The Flower Council of Holland.]

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Jenny said...

Men de är ju bara hur vackra som helst!!! Underbara bilder!


HWIT BLOGG said...

Här händer det saker Ingrid! Ny header och allt...snyggt! Snart kör vi igång igen vännen, ska bli roligt!

Lisa Gordon said...

Ingrid, these are just gorgeous!!

Madelief said...

A beautiful post Ingrid! I have several Hydrangea varieties in my garden. Such a lovely plant.

Have a good week!

Madelief x

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