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Preserved flowers: The perfect gift
When we talk about flowers that last a long time, you probably think of dried flowers and not preserved flowers. However, preserved flowers are synonymous with eternal youth because they are so long-lasting that they can remain beautiful for months or even years.
These kinds of flowers are the perfect gift for special occasions. An exquisite and long-lasting gift, which always maintains the shape, colour and freshness of the fresh flower.
To choose the most appropriate floral gift, you have to keep in mind many factors, like for example, if the person who is going to receive the gift will have time to take care of it or if fresh plants are suitable for where they live.
Who to give preserved flowers to?
For a loved one
Without doubt, a bouquet of roses is the quintessential gift for lovers. A gift that, according to statistics, is the most common days like Saint Valentine’s Day or for wedding anniversaries. The main problem with fresh flowers is that after a few days they wilt and lose their freshness and beauty. Preserved plants don’t wilt and are as eternal as the love you feel for your partner.
For people who are in hospital
In many hospitals and health centres, fresh flowers are not allowed because of the possibility of allergies or intolerance. A preserved rose or jasmine will bring the joy and beauty the sick person needs to the room while they are in hospital.
For new mothers
There is nothing nicer than seeing a mother with her new-born baby happily receiving a beautiful bouquet of flowers. If they are preserved flowers, this moment will last forever.
For city dwellers
These people live and prefer the bustle of life in the city! Their natural environment is a large city, and they rarely leave it. For these people, who are always running here and there and who appreciate beauty and the finer things in life, the best gift is a preserved rose or tuberose, which they can put on the shelves in their living room. It will remind them of the person that gave it to them, without them having to care for it.
A good option for a celebration or birthday present could be a pretty crown of flowers, a hat decorated with little flowers or a small bunch of preserved roses that they could put in their bedroom as a decoration.
Types of gifts with preserved flowers and plants
Their infinite possibilities in floral decoration make them perfect for making long-lasting flower arrangements or to conserve a special flower forever, something very common with bridal bouquets, the flowers in the garland of a loved one, or a Saint Valentine’s Day flower.
Also, you can make murals with preserved flowers. It will look really natural and it won’t wilt.
And many others like:
- Preserved flower crowns
- Vertical walls
- Heart-shaped compositions
- Vases with preserved
- Signage with flowers
- Flower cupcakes
And much more!
What are the advantages of our preserved plants and flowers?
They are completely natural flowers and plants, which are 100% ecological. They are flowers that have grown in soil but which then go through the preservation process to make them really long-lasting.
They are ecological because of their low energy consumption, both when being transported and when stored. These flowers and plants are better for the environment than fresh flowers.
They are much more economical than fresh flowers because they last longer, and this is why they are good value for money.
Their long lifespan makes these flowers and plants useful for many things. For example, increasingly more couples opt for wedding decoration or bouquets that are made with preserved flowers so that they can keep a memento of the day.
Preserved flowers and plants that have gone through the preservation process don’t need any maintenance, and also don’t need to be watered or have access to direct sunlight, which is why they can be used inside without any problem.
Giving flowers throughout the ages
The current tradition of giving flowers began in the Orient where they were used to express feelings. At that time, each flower had its own meaning depending on its form, type, and colour and this meaning was known by everyone in society. In cities like Istanbul, it was very common to give flowers to “say something” to someone else. With a simple gesture like “giving a flower” the sender made his or her feelings and mood known. This wonderful method of communication allowed people to express themselves without words, focusing instead on feelings.
It was in the late 18th Century when Lady Mary Montagu, an English aristocrat who had moved to Istanbul with her husband, became interested in the allegorical representation of flowers and she brought this knowledge to her native country. In England this new way of looking at flowers spread quickly. During the Romantic era, emotions and feelings were expressed in this way in all of continental Europe, something which was passed down from generation to generation.
At Verdissimo you will find an incredible variety of preserved flowers and plants and a great team of advisors for your interior decoration.
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