Recently sending preserved flowers as gifts becomes a fashion in Singapore. People are searching everywhere to buy flower glass dome and rainbow preserved flowers. The prices of some preserved flower products are even above $400, which is indeed crazy!
But as people are fascinated with it, I believe most of them don’t actually understand what it is.
The most frequently asked question is ‘Are preserved flowers real flowers’?
The simple and straightforward answer is YES.
There are multiple ways to preserved flowers, like using silica gel or freeze-drying, all methods are processing with real flowers. But no matter which method applied, flowers will become ‘everlasting’ with their color and texture maintained.
This is the main reason why preserved flowers are much more expensive than fresh flowers and dried flowers.
Here comes second most confused part: Are preserved flowers the same as dried flowers?
NO, they are compeletly different.
Let me explain a bit what’s dried flower. If you bought some fresh flowers, you can take one of them out of the vase, put somewhere without water. After a few days, you will see that all petals and leaves are pleated. This is because water kept inside the stem, petals, and leaves are evaporated completely. If you touch it, you will find that petals become extremely crispy and fragile, and the color has already faded.
On the other hand, preservation techniques allow flowers to maintain the natrual appearance, even the soft touch! It’s just like we water preserved flowers with the fountain of youth, they don’t wilt anymore.
Now I find myslef understand why they are so popular:
Just like people want an everlasting love relationship, preserved roses symbolize that true love can defeat time and become eternal. If you’ve already found your special one, send her a preserved rose as an anniversary gift and tell her your love will sound her forever and ever.