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5 Questions to Ask About Preserved Roses

Roses are some of the most beautiful flowers. Have you ever wanted to preserve them so that you can enjoy them longer? There are a few ways to do it but preserving them lasts for years while keeping your roses looking like a fresh cut rose. Here are 5 questions you should ask when having your roses preserved.

 

  1. Are dried roses and preserved roses the same thing?
    • Dried and preserved roses are not the same. Drying roses consists of leaving them to dry by dehydrating naturally, placing them face down. They have the look of a dried flower.
    • Preserved roses are cut with the stem on and put substance which is made from glycerin and other components. After a few days the sap is replaced with the liquid and the process is complete. The rose will not look dried out and will look and feel like a newly cut rose.
  2. How long do preserved roses last?
    • Preserved roses last between 1 and 3 years according the environment they are in. Humidity and temperature will determine how long they last along with direct sunlight. If they are in a cool, dry environment you can enjoy them for years to come.
  3. What do I need to do to maintain preserved roses?
    • Keep Indoors
    • Keep in a cool dry place
    • Do not expose to direct sunlight
    • Avoid contact with water
    • Do not fold or crush petals
    • Use dry cool air to clean
  4. Will preserved roses smell like a real rose?
    • Most places that preserve roses add in the scent that is lost in the process but they will smell like a rose.
  5. Is it expensive to have roses preserved?
    • Most florist charge around $3.50 for a single rose and around $42 for a dozen roses. Considering how long they last and the sentiment behind them, this is really not that much. If you shop around you might be able to find a florist that does it cheaper.

If you have roses or a bouquet that is a special reminder of any occasion, preserving them is the way to go. They will look, feel and smell as real as a rose just cut from the garden. This is a beautiful way to preserve those memories and keep them for years to come. No other method will give you a rose that looks like the day you got it. It will bring back that special feeling every time you look at it.

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