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WHAT ARE DRIED FLOWERS?

Dried Flowers are 100% natural dried and processed products. The Dried Flowers are sowed in spring and after the growing period they will be harvested in summer. The flower is harvested when the natural flower is glorious. Harvesting Dried Flowers requires a lot of hand craft. Some flower products like Helicrysum and Delphinium are still cut piece by piece and by hand with knives from the field. Others such as Acroclinium and Lavender are harvested with a sickle. This highlights once again the natural; handcrafted rustic character of the products.

DRYING PROCESS

 

After the harvest the flowers are dried in drying rooms. Not all flowers are suitable for drying, around 35 flowers can be used for drying. The bunches of flowers are then hung upside down on racks to be ready to go in our drying room. Flowers exist mainly in water. In the drying rooms the humidity will vaporise, the beauty captured and after that the Dried Flower is ready for packing.

 

COLOURED DRIED FLOWERS

 

It is also possible to provide certain Dried Flowers of a colour by means of special paints, this makes the life of the product significantly extended. Dyeing provides you continuously with trendy and seasonal colours. For example, Triticum with colours for spring, or colours and glitters for Christmas.

 

ADVANTAGES OF DRIED FLOWERS

 

Dried flowers are really popular at the moment and with good reason! They have many benefits.

 

1. Dried flowers are long-lasting

 

One of the biggest benefits of dried flowers is the fact that they last a really long time. As you might know, dried flowers own their reputation to their durability, but also their 100% natural product identity. Dried flowers last an average of one year and when the dried flowers are dyed, they even last a couple of years. In compression: fresh flowers only last up to 10 days. So, with dried flowers you are able to create a long-lasting arrangement and bouquet.

2. Dried flowers don’t have to be watered

 

For the flower lovers that don’t feel like they can take care of real flowers, dried flowers are the way to go. Dried flowers are dried, which means they don’t need any water or taking care of in general.

3. Dried flowers can be used for event decor

 

Why would dried flowers be a ‘must’ for any event? Well, with fresh flowers, the decor has to be prepared on the same day because they will wither and eventually die. Because dried flowers have gone through a drying process, they will stay natural and will look beautiful throughout the whole event.

4. Dried flowers in all shapes, colours and sizes

 

Just like fresh flowers, dried flowers are available in many shapes, colours and sizes. From Nigella, Helichrysum, Delphinium, Rodanthe, roses, acroclinium, Sanfordii and Echinops to Lavender, Avena, Triticum, Phalaris and Lagurus.

5. Dried flowers for all seasons

 

Since we can dye the dried flowers, this provides trendy and seasonal colours continuously. For example, for Christmas we have Triticum in different colours and with glitters!