Hydrangeas are thirsty. So the first thing you should do is really clean up the stem. You can peel away the foliage, either with your hands or with your clippers. 

Really clean it up so that there’s nothing below the water line in the vase that you’re going to use. 

Now for the woody stem. You’re going to want to cut at a 45 degree angle. You can use your clippers or knife. You’re increasing the surface area on the bottom of the stem so that the water can travel up to the bloom and drink. 

The other interesting thing about hydrangea is that the blooms actually drink as well. So if you wanted to freshen the hydrangea that’s starting to wilt or dehydrate, you can actually spray it with a spray bottle full of nice cool water.

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