Dried vs Preserved flowers
Many people have asked how I get that texture and those shiny colours, how do I make them and why they last more than 1 year.
Here is the difference:
Dried flowers are basically fresh flowers that opened in a vase, and before they died completely we decide to keep them turning them upside down and keeping them in the dark. They rarely ressemble of what we received as fresh, but at least is something.
Preserved flowers are also dried, but in a more professional way.
The growers leave the flowers in the plant until they are open to their best shape and optimal development. Flowers are cut and rehydrated with a solution of glycerine and colorants, which within 3-4 days will be absorbed by the stem and petals. This process will replace the water and keep the shape and texture of the fresh flower.
See for yourself...
As simple as that...
Next time you think of keeping your flowers longer, think about preserved roses.
You won't be disappointed!
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