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#93 – Growing Hydrangeas as Cut Flowers

by | Jun 13, 2024

Looking for big, beautiful flowers to fill up your summer bouquets? Wondering how to grow, harvest, and store hydrangeas to ensure a long vase life and prevent wilting? Today, Lisa and Layne discuss the ins and outs of growing hydrangeas as cut flowers. They cover why they are a valuable addition to cutting gardens and flower farms, the optimal growing conditions and spacing, the proper harvest stage for fresh and dried use, how to strip the stems, conditioning tips, and more. Listen to the podcast and get ready to fill your summer bouquets with gorgeous, long-lasting hydrangea flowers!

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The “Seed Talk with Lisa & Layne” podcast is produced by The Gardener’s Workshop and co-hosted by Lisa Mason Ziegler and Layne Angelo. Lisa is the founder and owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, where Layne works as Seed Manager. Lisa is the award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers and the publisher of Flower Farming School Online, Farmer-Florist School Online, and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with her on social media. Layne is an avid gardener, seed starter, and engineer who loves learning and applying her technical knowledge to all areas of life, including gardening and growing flowers. Thanks for joining us!