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She cooks, she bakes, she wins our hearts with her adorable husband and effortless, chic entertaining advice. What would we do without Ina Garten? Case in point: She just ’Grammed a gorgeous vase of blue hydrangeas along with a genius tip for making your own bouquet at home.

According to the Contessa (a phrase we never tire of), it’s better to combine many colors of the same flower than it is to mix different blooms. 

Sounds easy enough…but her real secret? Follow the “rule of odd numbers.” Ina says “three or five of each color always looks best. (I can’t explain it, but it really works!)”

Ina, you clever, clever woman…

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