(Closed) preserved flowers?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Preserved/dried flowers usually do have a scent…but it is definitely not the same as the original flower.

From the photo, it would seem as though they’re very similar — however, like freeze-dried flowers, I would assume that they are very fragile.

As for the difference between preserved and freeze-dried…it may be that they’re the same thing. Otherwise, I would assume that the preserved ones are preserved with chemicals (so they may have a chemical odour) and that freeze-dried ones are just that. 

Post # 4
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Wannabee

Hi Charia: Regarding the dried orchids, they are silica dried, most likely from Thailand, and are like paper but still nice. It depends on how you want to use them. If you wanted to use them on the beach, for instance, they would just blow around because they are so light. But for indoor use, in centerpieces, they would be fine. The preserved flowers are real flowers that have been specially treated with a solution or solutions, as glycerine, to last a long time. Producers place fresh flowers in a glycerine and antifungal/antimold solutions, where the solution is absorbed up to the head of the flower. This is the usual procedure but not the only one. They discard the stems and sell the flower heads. They are soft and flexible like fresh and almost indiscernable from fresh. They are also dyed a large variety of colors. They have no scent usually, although foliage as pine, cedar, lavender, rosemarin, eucalyptus and some others do keep their scents.

If you would like more info, please visit my website:

http://www.preservedfloralsbylizann.com

Thanks and good luck, Liz Ann

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