I have searched for years to find the secret of using hydrangeas as a cut flower. Turns out you have to cut, then dip straight into boiling water, then into tepid water that covers nearly the whole stem and mist, then use in a vase.
I love to look at them on the bush, but I ended up with some gorgeous ones in the back and hidden in the bush, so I brought some inside.
White hydrangeas come on green, turn white, then back to green. I've always understood that hydrangeas of color respond to soil acidity, or lack thereof. Acidic soil gives you blue, alkaline produces pink. Okay, well these beauties came from two different bushes in two different location. The first picture from the tea house hydrangea and the second from the house yard hydrangea.
Guess some sides get more chickie girl poop.