Stylish Ways of Arranging Hydrangeas for Your Home

Are you looking for new ways of arranging hydrangeas for your home? When you have hydrangeas growing plentiful in your garden, why not harvest some and give these arrangement ideas a go? 

Here are some ideas of arranging hydrangeas that you can easily try out.

Grouped Flower Arrangement with Hydrangeas and Roses

When you have many hydrangeas to work with, instead of just having a single flower arrangement, why not make a group arrangement of hydrangeas in different vases.

For instance I took a couple of containers,  combined the hydrangeas with garden roses, and grouped them together like a vignette. So pretty in pastel!

Arranging hydranges with roses

Asymmetrical MINIMALIST Arrangement with Hydrangeas

Secondly, try an asymmetrical minimalist arrangement. In this example, I placed the hydrangeas a little off-centred to one side and balanced it with a bigger single philodendron leaf on the other.

Personally I feel this creates a more interesting-looking arrangement due to the “off-centred focal point” of the hydrangea placement. 

Arranging Hydrangea Ideas - with Philodendron

Hydrangeas in a Tall Vase

Here’s a different approach to arranging hydrangeas – combining it with a branch instead.

Hydrangeas in a tall vase

Japanese Inspired Ikebana Arrangements with Hydrangeas

Hydrangea Ikebana Arrangement

I liked the curved lines of these hydrangea stems. So using a Japanese ikebana style approach to flower arranging, I decided to use the natural lines to inspire this arrangement. 

When your floral materials have interesting aspects to highlight, you can showcase their special qualities. Sometimes you may not even require any other flower varieties to enhance the arrangement.

You can learn more about ikebana style of flower arranging in this post.

Alternatively, you can also try arranging hydrangeas with delicate varieties of flowers as pictured below.

While it’s usually popular to pair hydrangeas with roses, here I’ve used fairy statice, veronica and flowering tea tree.

This gives an almost garden-like feel to the arrangement.

Arranging Hydrangeas Ikebana

Lastly, you can try arranging hydrangeas with fruits! Here I incorporated some home-grown nectarines with hydrangeas in a special vase by Clay Canoe.  

Arrange Hydrangeas with nectarines

FUN FACT ABOUT HYDRANGEAS:

The colour that the hydrangea takes on depends on the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. If the soil is more acidic, that is a pH 5 or less, hydrangeas are usually blue. On the other hand, when the soil pH is more towards neutral or alkaline (ph7 or more) hydrangeas turn mauve and pink. 

I once made a mistake when re-potting my blue hydrangeas. The following flowering season the hydrangeas came out pink! So don’t forget to check the acidity of the soil.

TOP TIPS ON MAINTAINING THE FRESHNESS OF HYDRANGEA ARRANGEMENTS

  1. Hydrangea bloom heads can wilt easily. If you find this happening, fill up a container with boiling water. Give the hydrangea stems a sharp 45 degree cut about 10 cm from the ends of the stems. Then quickly place the hydrangeas into the container. Let them soak for at least 24 hours. This should help to revive the hydrangeas.
  2. You can also soak the bloom heads in room temperature water.
  3. As with most arrangements, place your hydrangea arrangements away from direct sunlight or drafts. A cooler spot will help your arrangement last longer.

For other ideas for arranging flowers, check out my blog posts on spring-inspired flower arrangements or arranging gerberas in creative ways.

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