Are you the proud recipient of a beautiful dried flower bouquet? Perhaps you’ve recently acquired one, or maybe you’re contemplating sending a dried bouquet to a special someone? At Whispering Homes, our commitment lies in providing sustainable, enduring, and exceptional value options for expressing love and appreciation through our thoughtfully curated hampers and gift boxes. How To Arrange And Care For Dried Flowers Are you the proud recipient of a beautiful dried flower bouquet? Perhaps you’ve recently acquired one, or maybe you’re contemplating sending a dried bouquet to a special someone? At Whsipering Homes, our commitment lies in providing sustainable, enduring, and exceptional value options for expressing love and appreciation through our thoughtfully curated hampers and gift boxes. This year, we highly recommend considering dried flowers as a stunning and distinctive gift option that offers longevity beyond traditional fresh flower bouquets. Dried flowers are a perfect choice for various occasions, including Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. In this blog post, we delve into the fascinating world of dried flowers, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of what they are and valuable insights on how to properly care for them. How are dried flowers produced and preserved? We take pride in our dried flower bouquets, which feature flowers harvested using traditional hand harvesting techniques. This method ensures the flowers are carefully handled, minimizing damage and reducing soil compaction caused by heavy machinery. After harvesting, the flowers are skillfully arranged in bunches and hung upside down. Within 24 hours, they are transferred to drying racks, allowing them to naturally dry. In certain cases, we may enhance the flowers by painting or dyeing them to offer a broader range of colors and textures. Rest assured, these enhancements are carried out using water and vegetable-based colorants, ensuring a safe and eco-friendly approach. In addition to drying, we also offer flower preservation, a technique that maintains the natural beauty of the flowers without completely drying them out. This allows for long-lasting and captivating floral arrangements that maintain their original form and appearance. Learn More about the dried flowers preserved. What are the benefits of dried flowers? There are numerous advantages, beyond their long-lasting nature, to both giving and receiving dried flowers. Here are some of the benefits associated with dried flowers: Low Maintenance: Once you arrange your dried flower bouquet in your favorite vase, there’s no need for water, removing wilted flowers, or cleaning up fallen petals and leaves. They require minimal upkeep. Excellent Value for Money: While fresh flowers are undeniably beautiful, they can be costly. A fresh bouquet for occasions like Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day might cost around 999 and last only about 10 days. In contrast, a high-quality dried flower bouquet may be slightly more expensive but can last for up to two years. The value for money in terms of pennies per day is remarkable. Available Year-Round: Dried flowers are available throughout the year, regardless of the season. You don’t have to wait for a specific month or time of year to enjoy the beauty of fresh flowers while minimizing the associated carbon footprint. Sustainable Option: The long-lasting nature of dried flowers aligns with the desire to reduce our reliance on a “throwaway culture.” Opting for dried flowers allows you to select decor items that endure and can be appreciated for an extended period. Fashionable and Vibrant: Dried flowers are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. They had a prominent presence in the 80s and are now making a comeback in interior design trends of the 2020s. Their vibrant and eye-catching appearance can instantly enliven a dull room or space. A Gift That Endures: When you gift a bouquet of dried flowers, you’re presenting a keepsake that can be admired and appreciated time and time again. It becomes a cherished gift that continues to bring joy. Dried flowers offer a range of advantages that go beyond their longevity. They are low maintenance, provide excellent value for money, can be enjoyed year-round, promote sustainability, add fashionable vibrancy, and serve as enduring gifts.