I can't tell you how many times I've picked them up at the grocery store only to have them wilt like crazy the next day.
It never failed. No matter what I tried they would wilt and I would weep.
Last week my team got me a gorgeous bouquet of hydrangeas for my birthday.
I was so afraid they would wilt.
I'd read a post about how to keep them from wilting by Courtney on The French Country Cottage blog.
Courtney suggested alum.
Alum is a compound made up of aluminum and potassium.
You can find it on the baking aisle at the grocery store.
Why is it in the baking aisle?
It is used in baking powder and for pickling.
Adding this compound to the vase is supposed to prevent wilting.
I was completely skeptical. I believed it worked for Courtney but I really didn't think it would work for me.
One if them had already started wilting.
You know what?
It worked! The alum reversed the wilted bloom.
The other blooms didn't begin to wilt.
They have looked amazing for a week.
Now that I know this trick, I will start buying hydrangeas again.
Have a great day.