Dried flowers are a popular decoration for both homes and offices. They can be used to add a touch of color to any room and are relatively low maintenance. They generally stay well for up to a year and will outlast fresh flowers which last only for about ten days. When placed at a residence, it shares a style like the outdoors or a marketplace. It can also add a whimsical, playful touch. When it comes to uses, dried flowers are more versatile than fresh flowers.
But there are a few things you should know before using them. Here are some frequently asked questions about dried flowers:
What are Dried Flowers?
Dried flowers are a type of flower that undergo preservation. Through this, the beauty and shape of a flower are preserved so that it can be used as more permanent home decoration, purposeful gift, or even as a substitute for fresh wedding flowers and event flowers.
Are Dried Flowers and Preserved flowers the same?
No, despite their similar appearance, there are distinctions in the preservation process of the dried and preserved flowers. This lends a slight difference to them in terms of longevity, appearance, and vibrancy.
What are the differences between Dried and Preserved flowers?
High-Quality Fresh Flowers are chosen from local farms. The florists cut the stems and hang the flowers upside down until the flower and its leaves dehydrate naturally. Dried flowers are then colourized and set to help them retain their natural shape. Dried flowers are often more tender than preserved flowers because they lack moisture and flexibility. Each flower or grass is either air dried or dried using natural methods by our sustainable dried flower vendors.
After the fresh flowers are chosen and cut, instead of hanging them, they are immersed in chemicals (Glycerin and other formulations) to rehydrate the stems. The glycerin is absorbed by the flower via the stem until it replaces the sap. When this process is finished, the final product is soft and nearly identical. Once fully hydrated, the plant is steady and can remain natural looking for years. Preserved Flowers & Foliage thus have a more appealing appearance.
How long do Dried Flowers last?
If kept out of bright sunlight and in a dry air environment, our dried flowers should last for years. Typically the flowers can last rom 6 months to up to 3 years. It depends on the type and species of flowers chosen, but this is an extremely conservative estimate. Flowers that have been bleached and dyed, on the other hand, may last slightly longer.
Do Dried Flowers have any fragrance?
The drying process removes most of the natural fragrance. However, if you want, you can add scents to the flowers. Spraying a mist directly can cause the delicate petals to wither. Instead, dab a few essential oil drops onto the bottom of the flower's stems; this will be soaked up by the bloom and thus the fragrance will be a great addition to your living room, wedding, or event.
How to care for Dried and Preserved Flowers?
Here are a few tips to care for Dried and Preserved flowers:
- Avoid watering or applying any liquids in the flowers
- Keep them indoors and out of direct sunlight.
- Keep them clear of ventilation grilles.
- Avoid placing the Dried Flower Bouquets in high humidity places
- Avoid repeatedly touching or fluffing them as this may end up causing the flowers to break or reduce their shelf life.
- In case the environment becomes humid, store the flowers in a cardboard box and let them dry out as soon as possible to avoid mold growth.
Are Dried Flowers more expensive?
It depends on whether you mean costly for the environment or cost for your pocket - because dried flowers are the most eco-friendly option! A fresh bouquet of around 40 pounds will last you up to a week but a 30-pound Dried Bouquet can last up to 2 years! Because they are local and light, they not only use zero air miles to get to your door, but they also last so long that the turnaround time is significantly reduced. When you consider the durability, longevity, and sustainability of preserved flowers, they will always be more cost-effective.
How to Clean Dried Flowers?
If your dried flowers have gotten dusty or could use some cleaning, here are a few options to consider:
- Make use of a hairdryer. Set it to the lowest setting and "no heat" to avoid damaging the flowers.
- To remove dust, spray the flowers with an air compressor. Because the spray is so powerful, keep the can away from the flowers.
- Use a feather duster to dust your flowers. This method works best on more stronger dried flower arrangements
What to do with Dried Flowers?
To use Dried Flowers, sky is the limit. From Dried Flowers arrangements, and bridal bouquets to table centerpieces and home décor arrangements, dried flowers can be used anywhere. They are also an excellent choice for weddings and special events where the weather and landscape conditions are not conducive to fresh flowers.
For a simple vase arrangement, add a bunch of dried flowers to a tall vase. You can also dramatize the set up by adding Dried Palm Leaves.
For larger complex dried arrangements, choose at least 3 different flower and foliage types including one large statement flower, one medium bloom, and one smaller filler flower. Choosing flowers with different dimensions gives your dried flower arrangement dimension and texture. Next, decide on the structure of your setup and trim your stems to match.
Similarly to create a DIY Dried Flower Boquet, follow the above steps with various sized flowers. Add preserved foliage and Pampas Stems for more depth. Examine your bouquet from every angle before adding the finishing touches. Wrap your bouquet in stem tape and ribbon, and you're ready to go!
Where to Buy Bulk Dried Flowers in UK?
Dried Flowers and Décor is an online wholesale dried flower supplier in the UK. You can find here everything ranging from Dried Flowers, Dried Palms, Dried Pampas, Dried Wreaths, Luxury Dried Flower Bouquets, Statement Décor items, and much more.
We believe in delivering high-quality Dried Beauties but not at hefty prices. Our Wholesale Dried Flowers will help you to achieve the Dry Flower Decoration of your dreams while savings handsomely on your budget.
If you are a Flower Decorator, Event Planner, flower reseller, or wedding planner looking for affordable dried flowers online; we look forward to working with you at the most competitive prices. Feel free to contact our team for Business to Business inquiries.