Pink Hydrangea, originally uploaded by the workroom.

Happy Long Weekend!

I’ve been meaning to cut some Hydrangea flowers from the garden and put them in my room. I finally cut a tiny bloom off this morning. I did a bit of research to find out the best way to make them last longer. I used the hot water method. I’m curious to see how long I can make the bloom last by repeating this on a daily basis. I’ll let you know.

This particular Hydrangea blooms either pink or blue depending on the pH of your soil. My soil is obviously alkaline. I’m thinking about adding some coffee grounds or peat moss to try to get some blue blooms next year.

I do have a real soft spot for pink though. Did you know that a specific shade of pink, Baker Miller Pink, has been found to lower your heart rate and is used in prison holding cells to calm down prisoners?

I’m in love with this planter posted on You Grow Girl. {via whip up}

Pink Hydrangea