Flower of the Month: January - Hydrangeas
Posted on 15 January 2021
As we welcome the new year, Bloomingmore has designated an exclusive product to epitomize the months of 2021. These products were carefully-crafted and picked based on the meanings and origins of each. The unique characteristics of these floral options earned them a spot on our list, we hope you feel the same!
This flower’s name comes from the two Greek words hydros (water) and angos (vessel). Essentially, the Hydrangea is a beautiful water vessel! This makes sense as the Hydrangea is an extremely thirsty flower. Ensure that you keep them hydrated. Hydrangeas grow naturally in shades of pink, blue, white, purple, and green. Additionally, Hydrangeas can be painted in an array of beautiful colors such as burgundy, red, hot pink, orange, black, aqua, and blueberry.
Fun Facts about Hydrangeas:
- Hydrangeas are often used as the flower of choice for the 4th wedding anniversary
- National Hydrangea Day is celebrated on January 5th
- The color of the petal are dependent on the pH of the soil it is grown in:
- If you use more acidic soils (pH 0 to 7) the Hydrangeas tend to have a deeper blue shade
- While, if you use more alkaline (basic) soils (pH 7 to 14) the Hydrangeas tend to have a brighter pink shade
- Hydrangeas are also known as Hortensias
- Love, sincerity, romance, and heartfelt emotions
- Forgiveness, regret, and turning down a romantic proposal
- Purity, grace, abundance, and boasting
- Wealth, understanding, and prosperity
- Renewal, good fortune, rebirth, and youthfulness
Did you know?
You can accelerate the hydration process of Hydrangeas by allowing the blooms to soak the water directly into their petals. This can be done by flipping the bloom upside down and submerging the petals into a bowl of room temperature water for about 20-30 minutes.
IMPORTANT: Do not attempt this tip with painted hydrangeas as their color may bleed.