Trader Joe's Is Selling Shamrock Hydrangeas and They're Gorgeous
Loyal Trader Joe’s fans may already know that the plant and flower game there is strong. But did you know that, for St. Patrick’s Day, you can score fluffy, lush shamrock hydrangeas? That’s right, today (and most likely for the weeks leading up to spring), you can score these beautiful green blooms that last much longer than most flowers. If they’re in a vase on their own, they can last up to a week. For context, tulips and lilies tend to wilt after only a few days.
If you want to make yours last even longer, change out the water and trim the stems on a diagonal every two days or so. Another secret to keeping your shamrocks alive and well? At night, pop the whole vase in the refrigerator. It may sound odd, but hear us out: Cooler temperatures will help slow down your flowers’ natural water-loss process, which ultimately keeps them looking crisp and fresh. The faster they lose water, the faster they wilt.
So if you’re throwing a St. Paddy’s Day soirée or just want to get in the festive spirit, pop into your local Trader Joe’s and pick up an arrangement or two. After all, nothing signals springtime more than fresh flowers, right? Also, unlike some other types of florals, which look best surrounded by other stems, hydrangeas actually look pretty good on their own or with one other stem to keep them company. For a single stem, opt for a bud vase to keep the look proportional.
No matter what kind of arrangement you’re going for, it's worth a stop at Trader Joe’s because—let’s be honest—you won't find a better deal somewhere else.