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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.