Easy Flower Arranging for Hydrangeas


Hydrangea blossoms grow in large clusters on woody stems, in white, green, blue, pink, lavender and multicolored petals. Hydrangea blooms are one of the easiest flowers to arrange in baskets, containers and wedding centerpieces. One stem of blossoms can fill a small vase. The large arrangements are impressive and elegant while the smaller ones are multipetaled beauties. The size of the colorful blossom-laden stems allows you to arrange a quick and easy design.

Step 1

Soak a block of floral foam in water until it is saturated. If you are making the hydrangea arrangement in a clear glass vase, omit this step.

Step 2

Cut the stem on your first hydrangea branch at 1 1/2 to twice the height of your floral basket or container. Insert the branch into the center of the foam or vase.

Step 3

Cut four more hydrangea branches at about 3- to- 4- inches shorter than the first branch. Insert them into the foam or vase around the first branch.

Step 4

Cut more branches and add them in at slight inward angles to the interior flower branches.

Step 5

Step back and look at the arrangement. Add more flowers if there are any gaps. You can add a few sprigs of greenery.

Things You'll Need

  • Fireside basket, basket, vase or container
  • Floral foam
  • Pruning shears


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Who Can Help

  • United States National Arboretum: Hydrangea FAQs
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About this Author

Suzie Faloon is a freelance writer who has written online content for Demand Studios and Associated Content. As a professional crafter and floral designer, Faloon owned a florist business for nearly 25 years. She completed the Institute of Children's Literature course in 1988.