Hydrangeas are lovely flowers. They are easy to work with. The nice, globular shape of the hydrangea florets make them ideal for many types of floral arrangements. Hydrangeas also come in lovely shades of blue, purple, pink and white which means you are likely to find a color to suit your purposes.
If you plan to create hydrangea arrangements, you’ll be pleased to know that you can use them in many types of floral arrangements. Aside from bouquets, you can also use them as table centerpieces, wrist corsages, in nosegays and more.
You don’t have to be an expert florist to create the floral arrangement that you want. Here are some of the popular hydrangea arrangements and how you can easily create them, too.
- Single stem hydrangea bouquets
Choose a stem with a large hydrangea floret. Clean the stem by cutting out unnecessary stems and leaves. Cut the stem to the appropriate length for your bouquet. Use a satin ribbon to wrap around the stem. Start by making a knot at the base of the floret. Wind the legs of the ribbon around the stem and make another knot at the base of the stem.
To make a large hydrangea bouquet, choose 6 to 8 stems of hydrangea florets. Remove extra stems and leaves, and cut the stem to an appropriate and uniform length. Hold the stems together in one hand. Use a rubber band to hold the stems together, making sure to wound a rubber band near the base of the florets, and another rubber band half way down the length of the stem.
Wrap the stems with a satin ribbon to make it easier to hold. Tie a knot at the base of the floret and use the legs of the ribbon to wound around the stems. Make another knot when you are done.
- Hydrangea arrangements in a vase
Hydrangea arrangements in flower vases is a great way to bring a bit of the outdoors into your home or office. Hydrangeas are usually used in low arrangements, but that doesn’t mean they won’t look stunning in a tall flute vase.
When using hydrangeas in vase with a wide mouth, a technique that many florists use is the grid technique. What you do is you use transparent scotch tape to create a grid on the mouth of the vase. This will help your floral arrangement stay in place.
When using a vase that is not transparent and with a small body, use an oasis. An oasis is the green sponge that florists use in many flower arrangements. Not only will this keep your flowers hydrated neatly, it will also help keep them in place. Just stab the stems of your flowers and your greens into the sponge.
When using vases that have long narrow necks, or transparent vases, embellish the vase by putting stones, marbles or cut up fruit in it. This helps hold your floral arrangements in place, and will also make it more interesting.
Hydrangeas can also be used in creating a corsage. From a large hydrangea stem, select 2 small hydrangea florets. Attach them together by winding the stems with floral tape. To make it even more interesting, you can add a ribbon or some greens and tape these onto your hydrangea stems. Now, it’s ready to be attached to your wrist holders or boutonniere holders.