How to Root Hydrangea

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.

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