|How Long Will Your Flowers Last?
It should be noted from the beginning that your flowers are biological
material, even after the preservation process. As such, they are
ultimately destined to age just like the people who own them. Therefore,
it is important to remember that, regardless of how well you care for your
flowers there will inevitably be some loss of colour and vibrancy.
However, like their owners their "soul" does not fade. The
memories and events these flowers represent are still alive and contained
within them, and that makes your aging flowers as precious as the day when
they were freshly cut.
Fresh Flower Care
- Keep flowers cool but do not let them freeze. In warm weather, use
the lower levels of a refrigerator, insulated cooler, or a cold
storage room. If you are worried that your fridge is too cool, wrap
the flowers in a plastic bag.
- The stems of the flowers should be kept in water or floral sponge.
- Keep flower heads dry. Do not mist or sprinkle them with water. A
flower head which contains excessive water on its surface will turn
brown during the drying process.
- Bring the flowers to us as soon as possible after the event. We will
receive flowers on any day of the week by appointment.
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Dried Flower Care
- Avoid direct sunlight as this can bleach and fade your flowers'
NOTE: When hanging your picture, remember that in the winter months
the sun is lower in the sky and therefore higher up on your
- Avoid excessive humidity. An air conditioned environment during the
summer is ideal. Therefore, hanging your picture in a bathroom with a
shower or bathtub is not a good idea.
- Once Wilde Flowers has put your picture together it is quite solid.
While you do want to be careful about damaging the frame and
glass/dome, the flowers are glued quite securely and can withstand
mild shakes and bumps. For instance, the average car ride should have
no effect whatsoever.
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