1 – Go to your local farmers market and purchase bunch of hydrangea.
2 – Add water to crystal vases.
3 – Cut stems, insert into vases, place on fireplace mantel.
4 – Let sit for several weeks until hydrangea are dried and you can see rotting leaves in water.
5 – Pledge to empty vases soon.
6 – Continue to let vases sit for several more weeks.
7 – Resolve that this weekend you are finally going to empty the vases and throw out the dried hydrangea.
8 – Two weekends later actually empty the vases and begin to throw out the dried hydrangea.
9 – Notice that most of the hydrangea roots are mushy and rotten but two are rooting and have green buds.
10 – Cut off dried flower top. Add rooting stems to fresh water, break off one of the newly formed leaves.
11- Sit on sofa, look at rooting stems, gloat in your gardening genius.