Why Trader Joe’s Is One Of The Best Places To Score Gorgeous Hydrangeas On A Budget

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Why Trader Joe's Is One Of The Best Places To Score Gorgeous Hydrangeas On A Budget

Trader Joe’s is a grocery store that is loved by many for countless reasons. Some of these reasons include the affordable prices, delicious seasonal snacks, and the amazing plant finds that help keep homes pest-free. In particular, Trader Joe’s is a great place to buy beautiful hydrangeas at an affordable price. The hydrangea selection at this store is exceptional in terms of both quality and price.

The hydrangeas at Trader Joe’s are always full and plush and look healthy, with petals and stems that are well-watered. You’ll rarely find pieces that look sad and droopy. Because they are in such great condition, they can last for days or even longer when cared for properly. Not only does this grocer offer a beautiful selection of these florals, but the price is right as well. A three-stem bunch of hydrangeas typically costs only $5.99 each.

The quality and cost of Trader Joe’s hydrangeas

blue hydrangea bouquet

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Trader Joe’s refers to its hydrangeas as “premium” because they are grown in the mountains of Medellin Colombia. The climate in Colombia allows for a wider range of growing seasons and can grow hydrangeas year-round. So, your hydrangeas from Trader Joe’s will always be in season and fresh from the distributor. Additionally, the reason why this grocer is able to keep the floral prices so reasonable is because the flowers are purchased in mass quantities directly from the farms that grow them. A three-stem bunch of hydrangeas will most likely cost you more at any other store. For example, Wegmans usually sells them for about $8 each.

Trader Joe’s hydrangeas are also known to last for days longer than you’d expect. To get the most bang for your buck, you should unwrap the flowers as soon as you can and cut off any leaves that would be submerged underwater in the vase. Then, dunk the heads of your hydrangeas in cool water for a few hours. Once they’re done soaking, give them a wiggle to remove extra water. Next, you can trim their stems and place them in a vase, which should stay out of direct sunlight. For the best results, replace the water every single day.

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Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.