How to Revive Wilted Flowers.

Hydrangeas are one of the most impressive flowers in the world. They’re also evil, neurotic, easily offended and have an astonishing ability to play dead.  They’re the opossum of the flower world. Here’s how to revive a wilted hydrangea.

Wilted pink hydrangea in an ironstone pitcher on rough wood table.

This is how it usually goes when I buy hydrangeas:

I’m at the grocery store for the sole purpose of buying 1% milk.  I need this milk because I can’t go to bed unless I’ve had my glass of milk and exactly 2 ginger snap cookies, whether I’m hungry or not.  This is because I’m probably crazy. I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure.  

I make my way through the flower department without incident until I see the huge bucket of hydrangeas.  A great, big, huge bucket overflowing with huge soft heads of hydrangea petals.  So of course I buy a couple of bunches.

I do this even though I know within 2 hours of bringing them home, anywhere from one to all of them will  wilt and die.

I will then curse my stupidity  and throw them out vowing to never, EVER buy hydrangeas again.  Never, will I ever buy another hydrangea.

This scenario happened to me about once a month for 10 years.

Then I discovered a solution that actually works.   It’s a tip I’ve used over and over for the past decade without one single failure.  So if you too have an issue with a wilted, sorry-ass hydrangea follow this advice:

Just cut the stem and stick it in a cup of boiling water. This tip has saved many, many white wedding hydrangeas. 

How to Revive Flowers

1.  Get the kettle boiling.

2. Fill a very clean heat resistant container with boiling water. (any dirt in the container can make its way into the stem clogging it even more.

Hot water being poured from a kettle into an ironstone jug with a hydrangea laid to the side.


3. Wrap paper around the stem of the hydrangea to protect the flower from the hot steam. This only needs to be done if the stem isn’t long enough to keep the flower tipped to the side and away from the steam and heat of the water.

A piece of white paper wrapped in a cone around a pink hydrangea bloom to protect it from a hot water treatment.


4. Cut about an inch off the end of the stem and immediately plunge the stem into the hot water.

Cutting an inch off the bottom of a flower stem to help it take up more water.


5.Let it sit for as long as it takes for the flower to refresh. Usually around 3 hours but I tend to do this overnight.  See that last set of leaves touching the jug? I forgot to remove those immediately and did so right after I took the photo.

** remove extra leaves so they don’t hog all the water**

A wilted pink hydrangea in an ironstone jug just barely starting to show signs of improving.


6. When the flower is revived quickly put it into fresh, cool water.

Below is my hydrangea after 3 hours in hot water and then 1/2 hour in cool water.

A fully hydrated, revived hydrangea after a hot water treament.


What Causes Flowers to Wilt?

If a newly cut flower wilts within a day or two or even by the time you bring it home, it’s because it was out of water and air has made its way into the stem.  Those air bubbles prevent the stem from sucking up water to the bloom.

THIS is why you always read that you should cut stems under water. So no air gets in the stems.

Roses are prime candidates for this treatment to get rid of their drooping heads. You know; when you bring your roses home and within a day their blooms look like they’re on the tail end of a bender and are nodding off?  This will help that.

The hot water treatment does a great job of getting rid of air that’s made its way into the stem.

What’s in Flower Food

Yep. Flower food actually works so don’t throw those packets out when you get them.

Flower food normally contains sugar, acid and bleach.

Sugar feeds the flower.

Acid maintains the proper pH balance that the flower likes

Bleach keeps everything clean and helps slow down bacterial growth.

DIY Floral Food

You can make your own floral preservative if you happen to be human with human type things in your cupboards.

Add these ingredients to 4 cups of water and your flowers will be ready to rumble.


1 tsp sugar

1 tsp bleach 

2 tsps lime (or lemon) juice

(add to 4 cups of water)

How to Revive a Hydrangea

Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $0

This hot water treatment will revive a wilted hydrangea in a few hours and if you treat your cutting garden flowers with a 5 second hot water treatment, it will help to prevent them from wilting in the first place.

Works with: anything that has wilted prematurely because they were left out of water, grocery store bouquets etc.


  • Boiling hot water
  • Heat proof vessel
  • Wilted hydrangea
  • paper towel or paper (optional)


  • Kettle


  1. Bring a kettle of water to the boil.
  2. Fill a heat proof vase or vessel with the boiling water.
  3. Cut 1" off the bottom of the stem with a sharp knife or good snips.
  4. Plunge the stem immediately into the water.
  5. Let sit until revived. Typically 3 hours or so.


  • A sharp knife is better for cutting than kitchen scissors because it will slice through the stem instead of crushing it.
  • You'll notice bubbles coming out of the stem as soon as you put it in the water. This is a good thing. It's dispelling air that was preventing water from making it up the stem.
  • Remove all the excess leaves that you can. You don't want the leaves hogging the much needed water from the bloom.

It works EVERY time.  I mean, obviously if you’ve had the flowers for 2 weeks and they’ve lived a good long life you should just allow them to die a dignified death of natural causes.  But if you bring them home and they wilt within the first few days, try sitting them in hot water.  

You might just find they were only playing dead.  


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  1. De lewis says:

    Thank you for posting this! I read this post a long time ago – just because I live in south Florida and I love hydrangeas, but they hate south Florida and I’ve grown weary of buying them just for them to crap out on me within hours of purchase – except today… Today, I was making 40 arrangements for a memorial service for a dear lady and I wanted the main flower to be a white hydrangea. About half way through my arranging them I had to leave for a short time and when I returned, four of the stems had wilted and appeared to be beyond hope (I only bought what I needed and left no room for error, stupidly) remembered this post from you I had read ages ago and so I gave it a whirl and, thanks to you and your marvelous experimentation and willingness to share, all 40 arrangements look beautiful once again and this sweet lady who we will be celebrating tomorrow will be honored with beautiful flowers. It was like watching a miracle happen! They revived within an hour!! Thank tou again for sharing this post!

  2. Jessica says:

    Thank you so so much for this tip! I have a baby shower at my house tomorrow and my beautiful blue hydrangeas wilted within hours of buying, trimming and putting them in the case. This saved me even though it seemed totally counterintuitive! Your humor definitely lightened my mood as I prepped as well! Thanks!!!

  3. Jules says:

    I am just wondering: what causes them to wilt in the first place? And….if boiling water works well , would adding sugar or the flower food packet to the boiling water be better?

    as far as the alum trick….It was not successful for me. I bought 5 hydrangers on Saturday morning, cut them , dipped them in alum, put them in lukewarm water with floral food and Only one is still alive 72 hours later.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jules. *I believe* hydrangeas wilt because of a sap they produce that dries up when you cut them. The boiling water dissolves it and allows water to freely run up the stem again. I wouldn’t add the flower food packet to the boiling water simply because the method works perfectly without doing that. As the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke don’t sugar water it. ;) karen!

  4. Margaret says:

    Holy shizzle – it worked!

  5. Rose says:

    At first, I couldn’t believe you!!
    Putting my died hydrangeas in hot water to revive them? Omg, I tried it any way… Then, 1 hour later, I couldn’t believe my eyes!!! I wish I knew you at my first daughter’s wedding… I through all the hydrangeas out after they died 2 hour before the reception. A friend of mine ran to homedepot to buy more Flores to replace those sorry- ass dead hydrangeas. Love your post. Thanks so much.

  6. Dani says:

    Just wondering what can I do if my grocery store plant is dying before I get the chance to plant it? I think it was watered too much! It was so pretty, and I was hoping to save it!

  7. Jennifer Hart says:

    What a find! This has to be the best helpful tip that I have received this year. My store bought hydrangeas (2 pink, 1 white) were as full as Diana Ross’s afro when I brought them home Friday afternoon. By Friday evening, they looked like Diana’s afro when it rained on her during her Central Park concert. But when I read this method (skeptically, I may add but then feeling better after I read that 99% of the comments were successful) I was filled with hope. After all, I spent $12 + tax on these “puffs”. The following day, Saturday, I was so distraught after awakening and seeing my puffs begging to either be put out of their misery or for me to try something to help them. So, I was holding my breath the entire time. I followed instructions to the letter and this is what happened for me: within half hour one of the pink puffs were stirring up then about an hour later the other pink one was showing signs of renewal. Sadly, the white puff was still on life support. I left it alone until Sunday morning when I awoke. It only looked slightly better than the night before. So, I took it out cut the stem on diagonal and put in boiling water in it’s own container. While I was readying for church I kept peaking at it….instant signs of renewal! By time we left for church it was off life support and on it’s own! One thousand thank-you’ for this post. I am no longer afraid to purchase cut hydrangeas for my tables!

  8. Geoffrey says:

    Same with all the other people here, my girlfriend was desperately finding ways to bring her blue Hydrangea to life…..and found this article!! Here is what happened within a few hours:

    Yes, I made a video to share with you all how it magically came back to life!

    I thought it wasn’t working at first, but it bounced back to life afterwards! Thank you Karen!!!

    • Karen says:

      That’s great Geoffrey! Thanks for making the video it was fun to watch. It’s like a flower miracle! Glad your girlfriend was able to bring her flowers back to life. ~ karen!

  9. Heather says:

    My dad bought me a beautiful flower arrangement to celebrate the day he adopted me. He purposefully had hydrangeas put in it, because they are one of my favorite flowers AND a week ago complained that with in half a day my hydrangeas I had purchased on a whim wilted. So thoughtful he was to do that, but of course I wake up to have my hydrangeas wilted in my bouquet! So I looked up what to do and your site popped up. So far after only 2 hrs they are perking back up!!!! Thank you for this helpful advise. I did cut up the stem so they could consume more water as well!

  10. Mary says:

    I just tried the hot water trick. So many people were successful. Boohoo – I was not. I cut (with knife) and put stems in hot water this morning about 8:30. Put a towel around the top of the jar so steam wouldn’t rise up to wilt flowers more. It’s 5:04 – nothin’. I’ll try again but. Just bought the darn hydrangeas yesterday.

  11. Erin says:

    Long time reader here! :) I’m trying this now…

    One questions (and a possible idea for a “Part 2” blog post for you???): I’m trying to dry store-bought hydrangeas to keep throughout the year. Do you know how to get them to dry without wilting?


  12. Alyssa says:

    Amazing!!! They came back! Even better than before a few didn’t (I think we had to many in a cup realized it works great with no more than 2 ) but I tried again this morning cut them again and they came out amazing I’m in awe will definitely be sharing!!

  13. Alyssa says:

    I have a wedding That im designing the bouquets for came home from buying them couple hours later and found them wilted and so sorry looking started to freak out and stress out hubby searched online came across your post these baby’s are in hot water as we speak! I’m sooooo having faith this will work thank you!!!

    • Karen says:

      It will! (as long as they’ve wilted and aren’t so old that they haven’t actually died) But if you just bought them, they should just be wilted and reviving soon! ~ karen

  14. erica says:

    My husband bought me a potted hydrangea for our anniversary two weeks ago.
    Today I went to water it…I only water every 2-3 days and he says “oh I put it on the deck the other dayIt needed more Sun.”
    We are in southern’s 104 degrees, have you lost your $&_(+= mind! I yelled before running to the backdoor.

    I raced to the deck and there it was. Lying on it’s side. As Brown as all get out.
    The main stems are still green..but the rest is just ugly brown.
    My beautiful blooms are fried.
    Completely fried.
    I soaked the whole plant under cool water and left it sitting in a basin of water.
    Everything I read says cut the dead parts off but….
    All I will have is three ugly green sticks. EVERYTHING is Brown and dead.
    I am so sad I could cry.

    • Karen says:

      Husbands are stupid. They really are. And I’m afraid you really do have to cut the brown stuff off. :( The problem is it may have become too stressed to recover. Plus it’s very difficult for a plant like a hydrangea to flourish inside unless you have the right conditions including a very bright window. But you can give it a shot. Or … give your husband a shot. ~ karen!

  15. Marlene says:

    I bought hydrangeas from the grocery store after the same scenario you described in your post above. Went in for one thing came out $120 later… I usually buy a bunch of lilies or daisies but this time I want to try something different. Imagine my disappointment when about 1 to 2 hours later they look like I left them in a hot car with no water for four days. I stumbled upon your site and just finished placing them in the hot water…. I can’t wait to see what happens!!!

  16. Robin says:

    I bought hydrangeas and came home to the same problem and found this post and it worked! Thanks!

  17. Mia says:

    This really works! I couldn’t believe it. Try it, don’t be scared!

  18. Annette says:

    I know this is a very old post but I am a Japanese Floral Design (Ikebana) instructor and there is an even easier way to condition flowers with woody stems. First but the stems at a slant under water three times. (You should do this with all flowers when arranging.) Then dip them in Alum, a pickling spice available at any grocery store. Just a quick, one second dip will do. Arrange in a vase as you like. In less than an hour, badly wilted (not dead) hydrangea will come amazingly back to life. Super easy! No protecting from steam, no boiling water, no long wait.

    • Karen says:

      I’ll give it a shot Annette, thanks! LOVE Ikebana by the way! I’ve always wanted to take a course. I’ve had 100% success with this method though so I’m a little apprehensive about abandoning it, lol. I will try. I have alum in the cupboard because I make pickles. I just don’t happen to have any wilted hydrangeas at the moment. :) ~ karen

  19. Viry says:

    I had them less than 10hrs I had just bought them that’s so weird

    • Karen says:

      That is weird! I’ve honestly never had this not work. Just have a read over the instructions again to make sure you did everything right. (really it’s only cutting off the bottom of the stems and sticking them in boiling water overnight) Other than that it must have just bee a fluke. Which is gross, because hydrangeas aren’t cheap! Sorry! ~ karen

  20. Viry says:

    Mine didn’t come back to life I did eaxactly what this said to do :/

    • Karen says:

      Hi Viry – The only time this trick won’t work is when the hydrangeas have genuinely died. My guess is (and this is just a guess) the flowers were just old and ready to die. ~ karen

  21. debbie himmel says:

    Hydrangeas at my first daughter’s wedding wilted…so sad.
    Hydrangeas at try-out for my second daughter’s wedding wilted so we went to plan B which turned out beautiful but they were NOT hydrangeas and there really is no good substitute for their beauty.
    I still have one daughter to go and by golly SHE is going to have hydrangeas now that you have showed me they can live once they are one step out of the florist shop!!! thank You!! Debbie

  22. Amanda says:


    Last week I lost my grandmother to cancer and the family was sent this beautiful hydrangeas / peace Lilly arrangement. As soon as I saw it I knew it would be coming home with me. It’s in a beautiful basket with smaller individual cups inside. From the first night I brought it home the blooms wilted. The Lilly looks fine but I’ve had to now cut the hydrangea blooms completely off. Is there anything I can do? I would pretty much do anything to salvage this plant.

  23. Teresa says:

    Thank you so much Karen! You made me think of things that had not occurred to me before. Your ability to convey this information would make you an amazing teacher.

  24. Teresa says:

    Your blog is amazing! My daughter is getting married and wants me to make her bouquet. It’s a family tradition. She wants hydrangea, gerbera, roses, and dusty miller. Can I make this bouquet as early as Wed before the Sat wedding? Also, can I hydrate the hydrangea by dunking the entire bouquet in water or will that cause the roses to rot early?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Teresa – First let me say thanks! And then I will say NOOOOoooooOOOoooooo. You can’t make the floral bouquet as early as Wednesday for the Saturday wedding. I wouldn’t make it any earlier than Friday. And then how far along the flowers are will determine whether you should keep that bouquet in a warm or a cool room. Something as close to the temperature of a floral cooler as possible. (2-8 degrees celsius or 36 – 46 fahrenheit) If the flowers are close to being opened, then they should be kept in as cool a room as possible to stop them from opening any more. If they aren’t as open as you’d like then they can go in a slightly warmer room. 65-70 degrees. You should great the hydrangeas and their stems separately and be very careful not to allow the steam to touch the petals. It will burn them. And only do this if your hydrangeas begin to wilt. There’s no need to do it unless you see them starting to get sad looking. Love the dusty miller in the bouquet. Good luck and congratulatiosn to your daughter! ~ karen

  25. Racquel says:

    Any ideas on how to revive a wilted kale potted plant?

  26. Racquel says:

    Hi thanks for replying to fast!! Do u have a blog? Your a fantastic writer!
    Do I have to change the water if it will cool on its own?

  27. Racquel says:

    Thank you it works but do u transfer to cool water or u leave it in hot water always

    • Karen says:

      Racquel – Just leave the flowers in the water overnight (or until the water is back down to normal temperature) then put in your regular vase filled with lukewarm water. ~ karen!

  28. Caitlin says:

    Sooo glad I found this BEFORE my wedding day in July! I am doing the flowers myself, buying in bulk and having them FedExed here 3 days before the wedding (it was the latest they could get here due to Independence Day holiday). I bought a “test bouquet” the other day and sure enough, 2 of the 3 heads wilted within a day! I was told to put them in ice water, so I kept plunking ice cubes in there to no avail. Re-cut the stems in case I damaged them with kitchen scissors. No help. I am so going home to do this with my test bouquet! You have given me so much relief from the crazy wedding anxiety I’ve been having over these stupid flowers. We were told the refrigerate them upon arrival- hello??! Who has a giant fridge in their house for flowers?? I’m going to be doing this the day of/before for sure! How long does this effect last- and can you repeat it with the same results?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Caitlin – You normally only have to do it once and it lasts for the rest of the bloom’s life. If it does happen to do it again, yes you can recut and do the process over again. Good luck with your wedding. And the flowers of course! ~ karen

  29. Judy Paynter Phillips says:

    U r the queen of cool. My friend needed help and she is delighted. U made my day and hers. Feels so good to help three ways. Thank you so much. Went out and bought and planted 3 hydrangea bushes. Im now a very happy camper.

  30. Susan says:

    I saw the White House chief gardener interviewed. He said he puts all cut flowers into a vase with boiling water and a couple tablespoons of sugar to keep them fresh.

  31. Suzi says:

    Wow!!! This really works. I too have suffered wilted hydrangeas for years. I have asked for advice in floral departments and was told to either hammer the stems to splay them or t-cut the stems to allow the flower to drink more water. They also told me to soak the flower heads in icy water. Sometimes these things work but usually not. So, last night, frustrated that my 1 day old fluffy white hydrangeas were completely wilted and dead and only got worse after soaking, i googled ” how do you revive wilted hydrangeas?” Your boiling water technique was hard to believe but I was desperate and tried it. They completely came back to life. Truly amazing!!!!

    • Karen says:

      Suzi – I know! Isn’t it great?! I tried for years to figure out a method that worked. And this one works EVERY single time. It’s like magic. Plus, I’m happy you found my site. Hope you stick around. :) ~ karen!

  32. teresa says:

    I am trying this RIGHT NOW. I will let you know how it goes!

  33. Kasey says:

    I did flowers for a wedding today and woke up to find over half of the hydrangeas for the 14 table arrangements and bouquets were completely wilted. This worked so well and saved me! Thank you so very much for the tip!

    • Karen says:

      You’re welcome Kasey! You’re the second or third person whose wedding flowers were saved by this. ~ karen!

  34. Ashley says:

    I thought for sure the hydrangeas I had for my engagement party were done…. you are a miracle worker! thanks so much!

  35. Di says:

    Do you suppose this trick will work for lilacs? mine are blooming now and every time I cut a bunch, they look gorgeous for a few hours, maybe a day and then they wilt… I would sure love to have them last longer!

    • Karen says:

      Di – Funny! I was just wondering the same thing last week when I cut a bunch from my mother’s bush. Why don’t you go ahead and try it and let me know, LOL?! It’s worth a shot. :) ~ karen

  36. Holly Ramirez says:

    Hahah u made me laugh so loud that I had to read it to my husband..who usually would not care about my gardening crap while playing his baseball video game. He even got a good LOL out of it.
    Do u have any tips for wilted-ass potted hydrangeas?

    • Karen says:

      Holly – Ah, the wilted sorry-ass *potted* hydrangea. Yeah, no. Once she wilts there, she’s pretty much ready for the garbage. (I’m assuming it was a grocery store hydrangea, not a nursery one meant for outdoors). ~ karen!

  37. Tracey says:

    I’m SO stoked to have found this today!! I came home from Trader Joe’s with gorgeous hydrangeas, and within 2 hours of putting them in water they were wilted. My flowers have been sitting in the hot water for about 2 hours and they look 100x better – thank you!!

    Quick question – once they’ve perked back up, should I transfer them back to the original vessel?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tracey – Once you’ve revived them, you can do whatever you like with them. Just leave them in the vase overnight or until they’re in good shape then quickly plunk them in their vase. :) Isn’t that trick the BEST?! ~ karen

  38. Violet says:

    Oooh, I need to try this! I have one question though (prompted by the second photo that says “hydrangea after 3 hours in hot water”): should the water be kept as hot as possible for the duration of several hours, or do you just have it hot at the start and walk away leaving it to gradually cool?

  39. GREAT tip and OMG you are hysterically funny! *following*

  40. Susan says:

    I was at my sister’s this past weekend and she was complaining that her hydrangeas only lasted a few days before wilting (they were far worse than yours).

    I said I thought I’d seen someting on your website, so I searched under hydrangeas and we tried it. It works like magic! Three days later they are still going strong. Thanks for that great tip.

    • Karen says:

      Susan – Isn’t it the best tip ever! I’ve never had it fail me once! In a completely unrelated note … and I’m sure you’ve had this before … but have you read the super-fantastic Adrian Mole books by Sue Townsend? I only mention this because it appears your name is … similar. :) ~ karen

  41. Susie Q says:

    Damn! I had vowed to never ever EVER buy hydrangeas again because for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why when I brought them home and cut the stems down, in the morning they would be wilted. I’d curse the $20 I wasted and do it again a week or two later when the ugly memory had evaporated. It’s been two years since I have even had a fleeting thought to purchase a bunch of those demon flowers, I pass them in the market and hold my index fingers up in a cross in front of me warding them off like the devil! So… maybe I don’t have to be so dramatic at the market this week! I’ll give it one more try… just because of you.

  42. sue says:

    Congratulations, Sandy!! Kudos to Karen and LMAO @slut-off. BAHAHAHAHA!!

  43. Sandy says:

    OMG, you completely saved my life this weekend. I was doing all the flowers for a wedding, and I had sorry-ass hydrangea wilt on 4 centerpieces the morning of the wedding. Frantically googling “reviving wilted hydrangeas” brought up your post as the second return, and as a long-time reader of your blog, I knew if you said it worked, it absolutely would. Long story short, you pulled my ass out of the fire and I am forever grateful. Now I’m off to donate to the “Adopt Karen” fund. Thank you, thank you, a million times thank you.

    • Karen says:

      Sandy – Excellent. That made me smile. While strangers were helping me, I was unknowingly helping you. I’m so glad it worked! ~ karen

  44. heather em says:

    You can also just dunk the whole flowering head underwater for an hour or so. They can drink through their petals, so this works a lot of the time! Added tip: when re-cutting the bottom of a hydrangea (or lilac, or blossoming branch– anything ‘woody’), make sure to slice the stem lengthwise an inch or two. If you don’t have good clippers, smashing the ends with a hammer works well, too :) Just a couple of tips from a sincere florist!

  45. Patty says:

    OK, this week, I bought 9 potted hydragea plants to plant and I put them in the garage until the morning. I woke up to a bad storm that stayed around for 2 days. So it finally got nicer outside, and I went out to the garage to start to plant them and they were wilted beyond belief. Like they were all mass mudered on my garage floor. They felt a little dry, but not super dry. I watered them good, but they still look limp, soft and lifeless. I planted them anyhow, thinking they need to get in the ground and maybe then they’d come to. NEh-eh. They are practically laying on the ground.
    Should I be patient, or try dumping a cup of hot water on them? Has anyone tried this with hydrageas in the ground?? I mean, what do I have to lose at this point right? Or should I give them more time and hope they stand up?

  46. Andrea says:

    Your first mistake is that you buy these! You’re supposed to steal them from your neighbor’s front yard (where here in Southern California they grow like weeds) and then since they’ve been a) stolen ur I mean appropriated and b) are grateful for being set free from yet another front yard, they live for a least a week or so in a vase looking like a nosegay happy to have missed the prom. But your tips about reviving them are nonetheless fabulous.

    • Karen says:

      Andrea! A thief after my own heart! My plan in a little while is to do a post on a flower arrangement made entirely out of stolen flowers. I’m such a badass.

  47. Brett Walther says:

    Seriously – I had sworn off of hydrangeas because they’re so damn fussy. Now I can welcome them back into my floral arranging repertoire with open arms. ;) Brilliant!

    It was great meeting you last week – had an absolute scream!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Brett! That’s why I swore them off too. Or … at least tried to swear them off. Damn those luscious little petals!

      Great meeting you too, Linda. ;) Hope we’ll work together again!

  48. Nicole Glass says:

    I had suspected it for a while now but this settles it: you’re a genius. A crazy genius, but there really isn’t any better kind. Also, I’ve attempted to inform those girls that they look like slutty, slutty maniacs. One actually told me that looking slutty was the point. And, you know, kudos for the honesty but…seriously? When did looking slutty become to goal? Also, Mariah Carey is crazypants. And married a fetus. *Contest*

    • Karen says:

      Hah! That crazypants thing made me laugh out loud. Might just have to use the phrase in a post. Good luck in the contest!

  49. Cassandra says:

    WOW this is an amazing tip! I am excited to try this out myself.

    • Karen says:

      I know! When I first learned about it I brought some hydrangeas home just waiting for them to die! VERY cute tie necklaces on your site by the way! Good job. You do stuff!

  50. You are a genious, where do you come up with this stuff?

    • Karen says:

      OMG … NOT a genius. Did you miss the part where I did this whole routine of buying and throwing out for about 10 years??? I can’t remember where I first heard this tip but I was shocked when it actually worked. I had tried a bunch of other techniques but none of them really worked. When this one did, I just about fell over. :)

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