FAQ - About preserved and dried flowers
All our Preserved and Dried Flowers are crafted from real, natural blooms, designed to bring lasting joy and smiles. Their enduring beauty and longevity may pleasantly surprise you. Join us in embracing a more sustainable way of enjoying flowers. Our dream is to share the beauty, joy, and happiness of Preserved and Dried flowers with you.
Preserved flowers are harvested at the peak of their bloom, and through innovative technology, moisture is replaced with non-toxic glycerin, colouring among other substances. This process preserves their natural look and flexibility. Depending on the type of flower, they may undergo bleaching, colour enhancement, or dyeing to achieve a lifelike appearance.
These preservation techniques are aimed at maintaining the flowers' freshness and vibrant appearance while keeping their natural beauty intact.
Preserved flowers are generally a safer option for individuals with hay fever compared to dried or fresh flowers. The preservation process typically removes allergenic pollen and substances, reducing the risk of allergic reactions. However, individuals with severe allergies may still experience mild reactions due to possible traces of allergens in preserved flowers.
It's important to note that all our preserved flowers are crafted using non-toxic, harmless chemicals and are safe for both humans and pets. However, they should not be consumed.
Dried Flowers are also harvested at their best and dehydrated in a classic natural way to enjoy flowers longer. As they are fully dried, they don't have the flexibility and are fragile. Their colour may be natural or coloured depending on the flowers/foliage, they fade and dry more gradually.
How long can Preserved Flowers last?
Generally speaking, their life span is around 1 to 5 years depending on the environmental condition and individual opinions.
Preserved Flowers won’t die. But they can slowly fade with age, just like any other home decor. You may realise artificial flowers also get old with light or dust etc. They normally keep their perfect look for months, and will still be as beautiful after a year or two although they may age quicker with commercial use because of daily foot traffic. We still enjoy our 8 years old preserved flower arrangement as we still love their slightly fade look, but some may think they are end of life. We think their life rely on individual preferability.
Care of Preserved Flowers
● NO WATER is required to maintain their beauty, they hate water and humidity.
-- Humidity may cause colour fade, colour transfer and petal translucence.
● Please avoid direct sunlight or strong light.
-- Light may cause colour fade and dryness.
● Please avoid wind and air from air-conditioning and heater.
-- This may cause dryness and make the petals fragile and breakable.
● Please try not to touch them to prevent breaking and mind your clothes, wall and furniture.
-- There are dyes being used to preserve the colour.
● Perfect to keep them in a dust free environment
-- Blowing off the dust by a cool heat setting dryer (weak blow setting) is a good way to keep them fresh and without dust.
● Please keep away from children, pets and fire.
-- Preserved Flowers uses chemicals and dyes which are safe for our body based on safety regulation for baby toys, but this is an ornamental item.
Some facts of our flowers
Preserved Small flowers and foliage ( like hydrangeas, baby breath, limonium etc.) and Dried Flowers are longer lasting / stronger flowers in our shop. Their ageing is dryness and fading. Preserved flower heads ( like roses, carnations, gerberas etc.) are beautiful, but they are more fragile.
This photo show you the flowers after 5 months. You can see that they don't change much in 5 months. They were displayed on open shelves.
More examples here, after 2 years this time. Yes, they faded to lighter in colour. They lived in uncovered open space, next to the door entrance for 2 years. They would have been under slight sunlight and more traffic and wind than the 5 months bouquet. They might not be in the best environment, but still pretty enough to bring us smiles everyday.
Finally, this is our 8 years old display in open shelves. They faded in colour and some petals are tired or turned slightly translucent because of humidity. Some may think they are old, but some may think they are still pretty and even better in antique like colours. Their lifetime is totally depending on your personal preferences.
Can Preserved and Dried flowers go to Green Bin / be Compost?
Yes, dried flowers can be composted as they are naturally dried and considered organic material just like your garden waste. However, the composting of preserved flowers depends on local regulations. In some areas, it is permitted since preserved flowers are considered natural, while in others, it may not be allowed due to the preservation process, which can involve non-compostable substances.
It's important to note that although our preserved flowers are non-toxic, the acceptance of preserved flowers in composting can be similar to how some councils allow the use of compostable plastic bags while others do not. For precise guidelines on the disposal of preserved flowers in your area, it's advisable to consult your local waste management authority.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this information. We trust that it has provided valuable insights into preserved and dried flowers, helping you make informed choices and find the perfect blooms for your needs.