Goodbye wait and hello excitement. Your selection of dried flowers and grasses has been delivered to your front door. Now what? Make the most of them of course! Enjoy them every day and for a long time, we reckon.
To get the most out of your new dried blooms, the team at Flowers Across Australia has got your back. They’ve put together their top tips on how to look after your new dried flowers and foliage, how to best display them, and - what not to do. The following few simple tricks can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your dried blooms and foliage looking their best.
Why should you take good care of your new dried flowers?
Well preserved dried flowers have this ageless quality and natural beauty about them. They just need a little bit of TLC and they’ll stay that way for quite a long time. We are lucky in Australia to have such a great range of native flowers in our own backyard - many of them make excellent dried flowers as well as grasses. For some Aussie inspiration, check out our blog on the top 5 Australian native flowers.
Flowers Across Australia have an excellent range of ready-made bouquets, handcrafted for you by our professionals. We love:
We happily admit it, objectivity has flown out the window when it comes to our dried blooms and grasses. We love them, take pride in what we do, and enjoy sharing our passion with others. So it should come as no surprise that we want them to look perfect from the get-go and for as long as possible.
How to care for your dried flowers and grasses
Let’s set the scene: Your box of professionally dried flowers and grasses has arrived at your front door.
To keep this new arrival looking perfect, here’s your step-by-step guide of dos and don’ts.
Step 1. Unwrap and be gentle
Who doesn’t like a parcel, expected or not, right? Don’t rip open your box of dried goodies right there and then though. Take it inside, or to a sheltered spot before unwrapping your flowers. Depending on what you’ve ordered, they may be quite delicate. You don’t want them to break in strong winds or get rained on before you even had a chance to properly admire them. If you’ve ordered a ready-made bouquet, keep the string tied. If you received your DIY kit or individual gems from the dried flower bar, get creative!
Step 2. Show off your dried blooms – “It’s what you do with it daahrl”
First up, dried flowers won’t need water of course. That gives you a much bigger choice of vessels to display them in. We are thinking a quirky cardboard box or cloth bag, a rustic wooden box, or even a chicken wire creation will work well. What vase or container you choose depends on the flowers and grasses you’ve chosen, their height and colours but also where they are going to be placed.
Step 3: Choose a spot
You might have already had that perfect spot in mind when you ordered your dried bouquet. Apart from that extra touch of boho chic and natural beauty that your dried beauties will add to a space, there are a few things to consider though: Always display your dried blooms and grasses indoors. It’s important that they are out of direct sunlight and out of a draft. They also don’t like big temperature changes and won’t do well in the humid air. For example, if you plan to hang up your dried flowers, they will do far better on an indoor wall than on a door that gets opened and closed a lot.
Step 4: Keep them out of reach of (little) hands and paws
Your dried flowers and grasses are delicate little creatures so need a ‘quiet’ and sheltered place. That means out of reach of curious hands but also out of reach of fluffy creatures who might rub their fur against them. Dried flowers are perhaps also better of on a sideboard than on the dining room table where they get shifted regularly.
Step 5: Give them a ‘dust-up’ every now and then
Because professionally dried flowers can last for up to two years, they can also gather dust in their lifetime. The best way to give them a spruce up is to dust them lightly with a feather duster. If you have one at home, a little manual air blower, one you would use to clean your camera or your pc keyboard, for example, can also work. Again, it depends a bit on how delicate your dried blossoms are.
Step 7: Sit back and enjoy!
Dried Flower Care FAQs
How long do dried flowers last?
It depends on your choice of flowers or grasses, but professionally dried blooms and foliage can last up to two years. A dried lotus for example is far more sturdy than let’s say a dried amaranthus. And a dried cotton flower might be a bit harder to keep looking fresh and fluffy.
How do I care for dried flowers?
They’ll need very little care. The most important thing is choosing a sheltered spot, out of direct sunlight and strong winds. They are not meant to live outside.
How do I display dried flowers?
You are right on trend with dried flowers. Not only are they a hot favourite in interior design, but they’re also sought after for event decorations and of course as gifts. To give you an idea of all the wonderful ways to show off dried flowers in your home, have a look at our home décor ideas
How can I have dried flowers delivered as a gift?
What a great idea! Dried blooms and grasses will make for a lovely personalised gift, you don’t even need a special occasion or reason to send them. Whether it be a DIY kit from the flower bar for the creative souls, or whether it be one of the lovely, hand-crafted bouquets, you can’t really go wrong here. Flowers Across Australia can deliver your gift to any postcode in NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, and ACT at present.
Not quite what you were looking for? If you need a quick tip about our range of beautiful dried flowers, their care, how to order your blooms or how to display them, check out our answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Adding dried flowers to a space must be one of the easiest, most satisfying ways to lift its mood and look. Not only that, you won’t have to replace them after a week or two. They’re a far more sustainable, longer-lasting option than fresh flowers, AND they look gorgeous.
Have we answered all your questions? If you are unsure what to choose or if you just want to double-check that you’ve chosen a good spot, then get in touch with us and let us know how we can help.