Dried Flower Bouquets
Enjoy the long-lasting beauty of dried flowers with these enchanting bouquets. Wrapped in recyclable brown paper and all-natural hessian, our eye-catching arrangements feature rich gentle hues that effortlessly complement each other and bring style and charm to every space and occasion.
Take your time and browse our gorgeous collection of flowers for the perfect bouquet for you and your loved ones.
Benefits of Dried Flowers
When looking for flowers to buy, most people’s first instinct is to go for fresh flowers because of their vibrancy and colour. But did you know that dried flowers can be just as bright and colourful as fresh flowers, and they last much longer?
Let’s take a look at the benefits of dried flowers and all the lovely things that they have to offer.
Are you a flower lover with a busy work or travel schedule? Or perhaps you are a tad bit forgetful when it comes to watering your plants, or maybe you simply don’t have a green thumb? Then dried flowers are perfect for you!
Dried flowers do not need any water, sun, soil, fertiliser, or pruning. Once you buy them and arrange them in your favourite vase, no further work is required on your part. They will remain looking as gorgeous as the day you bought them.
One of the absolute best things about dried flowers is their longevity. When cared for correctly, they can last for as long as 2 years whereas fresh flowers have a vase life of 2 weeks at most. To keep dried flowers looking their best for longer, you need to make sure that they are in a location that is dry, well-ventilated, and away from direct sunlight.
Therefore, bathrooms, kitchens, and other places that regularly get damp or have high humidity are not the spaces for dried flowers. When subjected to a moist environment, dried flowers will grow mildew and eventually rot.
Excellent value for money
As a result of the often lengthy and intricate drying process that they undergo, dried flowers may initially be the same price or a little more expensive to purchase than fresh flowers. But in the long run, their longevity and lasting appearance make them well worth the money spent.
Unlike fresh cut flowers that exhibit visible signs of aging in a matter of a few days, dried blooms do not droop or fade at all over the course of their lifetime. Rather, they will continue to light up the room with the same colour and intensity throughout their lifetime.
Lasting colour and vibrancy
While some people love the muted, earthy tones of dried flowers, others prefer them to retain their original vibrant colours. Both results are possible – it just depends on the drying process used.
Air-drying, which is the easiest and most commonly used method, tends to result in blooms taking on more neutral colour tones. On the other hand, drying flowers with a desiccant typically leaves them with their original bright colours. This is because desiccants dry flowers much quicker and the rule of thumb is that the faster flowers dry, the more colour they retain. Additionally, flower colour plays a part as well. Yellow and blue flowers, for example, maintain colour well after drying while pink flowers don’t fare as well.
Good news for everyone with pollen allergy: you won’t experience a single sniffle or puffy eye around dried flowers! This is because they don’t contain any pollen. During the drying process, the flowers’ anthers shrink and lose their pollen; therefore, you can go ahead and take a big whiff of your magnificent dried blooms without any fear of breaking out into a sneezing fit.
Available all year round
Gerberas in winter? Tulips in the summer? Not a problem. The awesome thing about dried flowers is that you can find any kind of flower at any time of the year. Once dried, they are available for you to purchase and enjoy whenever you feel like it. They are not subject to seasons or weather.
You can legitimately feel like you’re doing your part for the environment when you buy dried flowers because they have a low carbon footprint. Not only are dried flowers inherently recycled items, but they also last much longer than fresh flowers. Therefore, you do not need to replace them as frequently. Additionally, dried flowers do not need to be placed in water to maintain their freshness, so they conserve water.
There is no shortage of creative ways in which you can use dried flowers in decorating and crafts. In addition to looking great in a vase, they can also be framed, fashioned into wreaths, transformed into gorgeous smelling potpourri, or arranged in a charming terrarium.
That’s not all. You can also encase dried flowers in epoxy resin and shape the resin into jewellery and ornaments, such as coasters, paperweights, or cutting boards. It can even be added to the surface of furniture to give it a floral touch.
What is the Difference Between Dried and Preserved Flowers?
Most people may not realise it, but dried flowers are not the same as preserved flowers. Although both processes produce flowers that can last for several years, they differ in terms of method and final result.
Drying flowers involves the removal of moisture from fresh flowers, while the process of preservation entails submerging fresh or dried flowers in a glycerin solution. Check out this post on Flowers Across Australia for more great information on the difference between the two processes as well as a detailed guide on how to do both.
How long do dried flowers last?
- Dried flowers can last as long as 2 years if cared for correctly. Although fuss-free, there are a few things you can do to make sure that they last as long as possible.
- Keep them indoors and away from direct sunlight and water. Also, avoid both humid and windy conditions.
- Do not touch them frequently or spray them with perfume. You can find a lot more excellent information on how to care for dried flowers here.
How to make dried flowers?
The two most popular ways of making dried flowers are air-drying and using desiccants. Below is a quick explanation of how to do both:
- Take a bouquet of your favourite flowers and tie them together with a string.
- Remove the leaves from the stems and hang the bouquet upside down in a dry and dark with good air circulation.
- After 2 to 3 weeks, the bouquet will be fully dry and you can choose to display them in a vase, hang them on a wall, frame them, or style them any other way you like.
- Tip: To make sure that the flowers retain their vibrant natural colour, it is best to pick them before they are fully opened. Flowers in full bloom are more likely to become brittle and lose colour quicker over time.
- The advantage of desiccants is that they dry flowers faster. Common desiccants include silica gel, cornmeal, sand, borax, and even kitty litter. The most popular and effective desiccant for drying flowers is silica gel because it works well for both delicate and tough petals, while heavier desiccants like sand are only suitable for thicker petals.
- Select your preferred desiccant and pour it into an airtight container until it creates a 1-inch layer.
- Remove the stems from the flowers and place the de-stemmed flowers face down in the container.
- Pour the desiccant on top of the flowers until they are fully covered and then tightly seal the container. The flowers should dry in about 7 days.
With so many benefits and versatility, you simply cannot go wrong with dried flowers. For a wide selection of dried flowers bouquets suitable for any occasion, check out Flowers Across Australia’s fabulous dried flower collection. Flowers Across Australia has excellent customer support and they provide same-day delivery of flowers anywhere in Melbourne and Brisbane.