What is Preserved Flower?
Fresh flowers have many virtues, among these is their endless decorative possibilities. The problem, however, is that they have a very short life span.
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 flora 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 stabilizative keeps working for months, or even years! With minimal care, we can enjoy our preserved flower for a long time.