Dried and preserved flowers. We see and hear them more and more nowadays, but what is the difference? In this article Verdissimo explains it.
There are different techniques to preserve fresh flowers. Probably the best known method is to leave them to dry by dehydrating naturally, placing them face down. Once completely dry, they can undergo a colouration and setting treatment so that they regain some of their original appearance.
Flowers that have undergone this treatment can be used to make certain types of floral decoration, generally those with a rustic or simple appearance.
However, dried plants are not very long-lasting. Their branches and stems break easily, the colour gradually fades and the petals fall off or break.
Preservation is also a form of drying, although it is much more sophisticated. The result is completely different. The preservation technique allows flowers to maintain a completely natural appearance and feel, as if they were freshly-cut flowers!
This is achieved as follows: Fresh flowers are cut when they are most beautiful and radiant. Instead of leaving them to dry, they undergo a rehydration process by being placed in a mixture made from glycerine and other plant elements. This liquid gradually rises through the trunk until it completely substitutes the sap. After a few days, the process is complete and the plant is ready to be used.
The final result is a flexible flower with a completely natural appearance. The stabilizzative keeps working for months, or even years! With minimal care, we can enjoy our preserved flower for a long time.
Preserved plants and flowers are the best solution for making all kinds of original and exclusive floral compositions. They are ecological and economic as they are excellent value for money. This makes them the perfect solution for making all kinds of floral art in places that need floral decoration on a regular basis: hotels, restaurants…and, of course, to decorate the home in an exquisite and original way.
When we talk about preserved plants and flowers, there is an important name: Verdissimo, the leading company in the sector. Preservation allows us to obtain a 100% natural product, which is long lasting and has infinite possibilities.
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