Caring for Your Preserved Flower Arrangement

Caring for Your Preserved Flower Arrangement

Preserved flower arrangements are a stunning and sustainable way to enjoy the beauty of blooms without the upkeep that fresh flowers require. Here at Main St Blooms we love creating preserved arrangements in a multitude of colours & sizes which you can shop here or alternatively we can create a custom arrangement of your choice. Whether you’ve received a preserved bouquet as a gift or purchased one to enhance your home décor, knowing how to care for it will ensure its lasting beauty. Here’s everything you need to know to keep your preserved flower arrangement looking fresh and vibrant for years to come.

Understanding Preserved Flowers

Preserved flowers are real flowers that have undergone a special preservation process to maintain their natural appearance and softness. This process involves replacing the natural sap with a preservative solution, typically glycerin and other plant-based elements, which halts the growth of bacteria and fungi, thus preventing the flowers from decaying.

Benefits of Preserved Flowers

  • Longevity - Unlike fresh flowers, preserved flowers can last for months or even years with proper care.
  • Low Maintenance - These arrangements require minimal upkeep, making them ideal for busy individuals or those without a green thumb.
  • Eco-Friendly - By choosing preserved flowers, you reduce the demand for freshly cut flowers, which can have significant environmental impacts due to transportation and pesticide use.

Care Tips for Preserved Flower Arrangements

  1. Avoid Direct Sunlight - Preserved flowers are sensitive to UV rays, which can cause their colours to fade over time. Place your arrangement away from direct sunlight to maintain its vibrant hues.
  1. Keep Away from Humidity - Excess moisture can damage preserved flowers, leading to mould growth and a loss of shape. Ensure your arrangement is kept in a dry environment. Avoid placing it in bathrooms or kitchens where humidity levels tend to be higher.
  1. Dust Gently - Dust can accumulate on your preserved flowers, dulling their appearance. Use a soft brush, like a makeup brush, or a gentle air blower to remove dust. Avoid using water or cleaning sprays as these can damage the flowers.
  1. Handle with Care - Preserved flowers are delicate. Avoid touching them excessively as oils from your skin can cause them to deteriorate faster. When you need to move the arrangement, handle it gently to prevent petals from breaking.
  1. Avoid Crushing - Ensure that the arrangement is placed in a spot where it won't get crushed or knocked over. High traffic areas or places where pets and children play are not ideal for preserving the beauty of your flowers.
  1. Temperature Control - Extreme temperatures can negatively affect preserved flowers. Keep them in a room with a stable temperature, avoiding spots that get either very hot or cold.

By following these simple care tips, you can ensure that your preserved blooms remain a stunning and cherished part of your home décor for a long time. Enjoy the everlasting beauty and elegance that preserved flowers bring into your life!

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