One of the things I love about summer is the abundance of available fresh flowers that can be clipped and brought into the home. I have two large hydrangea bushes in my yard and I start clipping the flowers as soon as possible to bring inside and display all over the house.
My one pet peeve about Hydrangeas is that they always seem to display better on the bush then in the vase. They are pretty heavy and tend to droop making arranging them a challenge.
To make the best of my arrangements I came up with this idea.
First, I cut a piece of chicken wire about 1" larger than the vase.
Next I began placing the stems inside the vase using the chicken wire holes as a guide. I placed the stems that drooped the most on the outside using the 1" chicken wire that extends beyond the top of the vase to give some support.
After inserting all of the stems into the vase I flipped the droopers up. Hopefully the following will make sense.
First...find the droopers
Then, buy rolling the stem between my fingers I flip the drooped flower up. The chicken wire holds them in place.
I did this to all of the droopers pulling the entire arrangement together.
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UPDATE: THIS POST WAS FEATURED AT IMPARTING GRACE - GRACE AT HOME LINKY PARTY. THANKS RICHELLA!