Some techniques that will help prolong your blooms: -- Cut flowers in morning or evening, when it's cooler. -- Bring a container outside and place stems in water as soon as you cut them. -- Give stems a quick hot-water bath. Boil water and pour it into a container. Hold the bottom few inches of your hydrangea stem in the hot water for 30 seconds, then transfer to a vase with room-temperature water.
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Hydrangea A shrub of incomparable beauty, hydrangeas produce large clusters of pink, blue, or white flowers in early summer. They're great for cutting, if you can bear to take them out of your garden. Name: Hydrangea macrophylla Growing conditions: Partial sun and moist, well-drained soil Height: To 6 feet tall Zones: 6-9 More on Growing Hydrangea