the hydrangea in the backyard look amazing this year. it looks bigger and more beautiful than ever. thank god i stopped d.a. a few weeks ago from "pulling out that huge weed behind the grill." i cut some to put in a vase along with some hosta. check it out and if you have flowers in your backyard, go cut a few and stick them in a vase. there is nothing like fresh flowers to brighten the day. first measure how much stem to cut off by holding the flowers together in a bunch outside of and next to the vase. cut the stems on an angle and then stick them in a vase. next you add the smaller flowers or filler (hosta) and there you have it.