Post # 1
I’m ordering flowers from fiftyflowers.com but i’m paranoid that hydrangeas are too delicate and will wilt too quickly. Will they look bad two or three days after shipping?
If you ordered roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus, or other similar flowers from Fiftyflowers.com can you please, please let me know which type of flower, what month of the year was it, how good the quality was and how many days did they last?
Thank you bees!!
Post # 3
I haven’t but am looking at hyds also – read a tip this morning because they are wilt prone. If they have wilted, recut the end of the stem, dip the end of the stem in just boiled hot water for 30 seconds then stick them into room temp water vases. in a few hours they should revive.
very basic explanation is that when they are cut their internal fluids sometimes goes gummy and clogs up the end of the stem not allowing water from the vase in. recutting and boiling water helps reopen the flow and the room temp water is the right temp to get up the stems and revive.
Post # 4
Thanks! After searching the boards a little more and hearing from pro’s and brides alike, I’ve become convinced that planning to DIY anything with hydrangeas is just too risky. I did a test run with them and after 24 hours they looked pretty sad. I know there are things you can do to try to revive them, but since I’ll be so busy with other things I’m going exclusively with Low-Maintenance flowers! 🙂
Post # 5
I’m ordering hydrangeas from Sam’s and the lady told me to cut all the stems once receiving them. Next, I should submurge them all in a bathtub. I’ve always heard hydrangeas absorb water through their leaves, so this makes sense to me.
Post # 6
I just picked up hydrangeas on Saturday and the flower seller/grower had them sitting with the blooms submerged in water with the stems pointed up. He said to do that until I was going to use them. Let them dry, and then he said I should get a squirt bottle and keep them hydrated until the wedding.
Post # 7
I’d be really careful with this. My florist told us that if hydrangeas aren’t constantly in water, they’ll die really, really quickly (to the point that they won’t even put them in bouts or bouquets because they’d look crappy in hours).
Post # 8
We ordered a variety of roses and filler from fiftyflowers, but chose to get hydrangeas from Costco because they were much cheaper and the color (at least based on the website pictures) looked closer to what we wanted. I was really happy with that choice! The hydrangeas from Costco came with water containers around each stem. Obviously you still have to clip the stems (my mom did them all at an angle and made an extra cut about half an inch vertically up the stem to increase water access) and get the flowers in water as soon as possible. This was done two days before the wedding (Wednesday morning for a Friday wedding). Our arrangements were made the next day in water, and we kept the bouquets in water up to the last minute. They looked beautiful!
Post # 9
@StephieBee: Are you planning on drying them for your wedding?
Post # 12
dont use Fifty Flowers!!!!!!!
I used them and it was bad! Check out local for hydrangeas- they are really sensitive. Or try Global Rose- they were awesome!
Fifty Flowers Review Vs. Global Rose