With summer upon us, there is a whole new crop of flowers in full bloom. One of our favorites is the summer hydrangea. Although these beauties are available from growers year-round, the best variety of premium blooms is available right now – according to the experts at Curran’s Flowers, the Dutch hydrangea crop is in full swing. “We receive hundreds of these premium hydrangea every week”, says owner Paul Danehy. “Our customers love them.” This month, come in and bring some home a bouquet of for yourself – and find out why Curran’s Flowers is considered Danvers’ most popular florist and greenhouse.
Fast Trivia: Originally discovered in Japan, this versatile and resilient flower grows virtually everywhere – from Asia to the Americas, and everyplace in between. No wonder they are beloved the world over.
Hydrangeas are one of the florist’s most requested flowers, as their generous bloom and gorgeous palette is perfect for every occasion – from weddings, to birthdays, to sympathy flowers. Hydrangea are a long-lasting bloom which require a lot of water. Because they are super thirsty, they can occasionally dehydrate and wilt down. But if you submerge the head, Danehy shares, chances are excellent that your hydrangea will recover.
Did You Know? The hydrangea flower is the tiny sphere you see in the center – the colored “petals” are actually bracts, or leaves. (shown below)
Summer hydrangea are often seen as a backdrop for other flowers in mixed bouquets, but we think that this beautiful flower deserves to be showcased all by itself. Gather several stems in a glass vase for a sophisticated look, or place in a rustic pail or mason jar for a country feel. No matter your decor, hydrangea will easily fit in and infuse a burst of summer color.
Hydrangea are most often grown in shades of pink and blue, and the acidity or alkalinity of the soil determines the exact shade. However, hybridization, variations in light, and even the maturity of the bloom can also result in white, green, or multi-colored hydrangea.
Helpful Hint: Summer hydrangea may look good enough to eat, but they are moderately toxic, so make sure to keep these tempting blossoms up and away from your curious pets. With a dedication to providing a wide inventory and a commitment to quality products, Curran’s Flowers is the “go-to” florist and greenhouse in the region. Whether exquisite floral designs or the freshest flowers and plants from top growers, you can trust the experience and expertise we offer. Come in today to learn more – and don’t forget to take home some gorgeous summer hydrangea.