Do you have a Trader Joe’s where you live? We don’t have them in Vermont and I have always wanted to check out their florals that I hear so much about. Yesterday I had the opportunity to check out their Portsmouth, NH store. And they did not disappoint!! These super large snowball white hydrangeas were right at the entrance to the store.
And WOW are they amazing! I bought 10 amazing blooming stems.
When I got home I grabbed my favorite thrifted basket and an old tattered flag…
And created this patriotic basket full of hydrangeas for our dining room centerpiece for going into the 4th of July weekend.
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That’s all this 4th of July table needed. Oh and a vase of water inside the basket of course…
Every year we need to replace the flags on our flag pole in Vermont. And I collect the tattered flags to use throughout our home decor.
My friend and master gardener, Stacy over at Stacy Ling Blog shares her complete guide to hydrangea care and their flowers here.
I will fill the vase in this basket with hot water every morning. A tip I picked up from Stacy Ling that works really well.
Stacy explains that fresh-cut hydrangeas wilt when they self-heal from the initial cut.
And because the cut stems start to form a substance over the wound to heal itself, water has trouble reaching the hydrangea blooms and they can wilt. The hot water keeps this from happening.
You may also like this patriotic hydrangea centerpiece I created at our home in Vermont a couple of years ago with old flags and vintage tennis racquets.
Then I added a few vintage chamber pots I found out “Thrifting with the Gals.”
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