Before I plant this hydrangea, I wanted to enjoy it inside for a few days. Aren’t hydrangeas the prettiest flower? My favorite color is purple. Or, maybe it’s white. Well, I guess I like hydrangeas in every color.
Have I ever shown you this view from our kitchen? It’s looking into the dining room. You can see both chandeliers from here. There is a half-wall that separates the two. I don’t really know why…but I thought I’d share that with you :)
I have this large white hydrangea bush that can take sun…and it’s blooming like crazy right now. So, I cut a few to enjoy inside. Have you heard of using the spice Alum to help the blooms stay fresh longer?
It’s a very inexpensive way to keep fresh cut (or store-bought) hydrangeas from wilting so quickly. You simply cut the stem at an angle, dip the cut-end into the alum, and place it in the vase. I have definitely noticed mine stay fresh for several more days :)
Did you know? This Thursday is another reveal day (May 21) for the Repurpose Design Series! Remember this paper mache rocking horse that I painted? I bought it for $3.99 at a Goodwill store, painted & distressed it…to make it appear wooden :) Would you like to participate in our #salvageswagger series? Just find an item ($20 or less) and repurpose it to use in your home. Share your transformation Thursday on Instagram tagged with #salvageswagger.
Anyone have hydrangeas blooming? Which color is your favorite?
Have a lovely Monday, everyone!