Flowers That Pair Perfectly With Hydrangeas In A Bouquet Or Vase

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Flowers That Pair Perfectly With Hydrangeas In A Bouquet Or Vase

Arranging flowers into a bouquet is an art, and when hydrangeas are your starting point, you open up endless possibilities. Roses, delphiniums, peonies, hyacinths, and tulips are among the best choices to accompany hydrangeas. But before diving into this delightful mix, let’s pause to understand the hydrangea itself. Originating from various parts of Asia and the Americas, these plants are a florist’s dream, known for their sizable, vivid blooms that fill out an arrangement beautifully.

When crafting a show-stopping bouquet for your home, the creative options are virtually limitless. Hydrangeas are quite the chameleons of the flower world, offering an incredible color palette influenced by the acidity of the soil in which they’re grown. The same plant can offer blooms in different shades, with more acidic soils producing blue flowers and alkaline soils producing pink blooms. Imagine the possibilities when decorating your space! You can tailor your hydrangeas to match your color scheme or play around with hues, going from bold purples to subtle greens or combining multiple shades in one bouquet. And let’s not forget the incredible texture they bring to the table. The intricate layers of petals add depth and richness, making them an ideal focal point or a lush backdrop for other flowers.

The ultimate companions: flowers that elevate hydrangeas in arrangements

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So, you’ve got hydrangeas, and you’re wondering what next? You know you can never go wrong with roses. These classic blooms contribute a level of elegance that’s hard to surpass. Rose’s richly colored petals mirror the plumpness of hydrangeas’ full blooms, filling out the arrangement without overshadowing them. A monochromatic arrangement of red roses and hydrangeas also offers a visual feast of color. Delphiniums also make stunning companions in an arrangement. These tall, spiky flowers do a great job of adding height and dimension to your bouquet. If you’re into color blocking, you can pair the various shades against those of hydrangeas, making for a delightful contrast that catches the eye immediately.

And let’s not forget the ever-romantic peonies. These blooms are the epitome of full and grand, much like hydrangeas. The fun part is that they’re both in season around the same time—from late spring to early summer—making them naturally good partners for any seasonal display. If fragrance is what you’re after, look no further than hyacinths. Their intoxicating scent will fill the room, and their unique bell-shaped clusters provide a distinct texture that balances out the fuller forms of hydrangeas and peonies. Finally, consider throwing in some tulips. These slender, elegant flowers provide a great contrast to the more rounded shapes in your arrangement. With tulips, you also get various color choices, so you can go as complementary or as contrasting as you want.

Crafting the perfect arrangement: tips you’ll want to remember

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Once you’ve chosen your floral companions for your hydrangeas, it’s time to turn to some nifty tricks to make your arrangement stand out and last longer. First off, go ahead and wrap the stems of your hydrangeas with some floral tape. It may sound unconventional to tie flowers, but this simple step keeps your hydrangeas from taking a nosedive. They’ll stay perky, exactly where you want them in the arrangement. when you’re snipping those stems, make sure to cut them at an angle. It’s not about aesthetics; this angled cut enlarges the surface area for water absorption. This means your hydrangeas—and the rest of your blooms, for that matter—will slurp up more water and stay fresher longer. A well-hydrated flower is a happy one.

Let’s talk water. Fresh water is like the elixir of life for your bouquet. Make it a point to switch out the vase water every few days. Doing so keeps bacteria at bay and refreshes your blooms, giving them the sustenance they need for prolonged beauty. And lastly, let’s not underestimate the importance of the vase itself. A small vase might look cute but won’t provide the space and support your flowers need. Your hydrangeas and their pals will look cramped and might even droop over the edge. A large vase is a much better option here. It offers ample room and structural support and showcases your hydrangeas’ vibrant colors. The right vase can elevate your arrangement from “nice” to “wow.”

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Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.