How the Switch to Preserved Flowers Helps Saves the Planet AND Your Money!
A decade ago, many people weren’t familiar with the preserved floral industry. However, preserved flowers have become increasingly popular over the past several years and are only expected to continue making their way into the spotlight. In 2019, the demand for preserved flowers saw an increase of 7%. By the end of 2020, the demand reached a sharp increase of 18%. So, when exactly did preserving flowers become a thing? How are flowers preserved? And, how can preserved flowers help positively impact the environment as well as the goods in your wallet?
The History of Preserving Flowers
The preservation of flowers has been a concept for longer than many may think. Before modern agriculture and technology, fresh flowers were not available at all times of the year due to seasonal changes in the climate. Therefore, people sought ways to keep fresh flowers looking presentable for longer. Drying flowers is the original floral preservation method. Ancient Egyptians were one of the earliest known groups to practice drying flowers for decoration, art, and even perfume and cosmetics. Later, dried flowers became the center of a new form of art developed by the Japanese in the sixteenth century called Oshibana—the art of creating a picture by using only dry-pressed flowers and other materials from dry-pressed plants. Dried flowers continued to be used for art, fashion, beauty, and cosmetic purposes over the centuries.
A Newer and Longer-Lasting Method
Although drying flowers is still practiced today, dried flowers don’t hold their beauty for very long. Their stems aren’t durable and their petals are quick to fade in color, break, or fall off. Within the last few decades, a more sophisticated method of preserving flowers has become increasingly utilized. This newer method involves cutting fresh flowers while at their peak of beauty and putting them through a rehydration process where they’re placed in a wax-like solution and other plant-like elements that overtake the sap. The wax-like solution is called glycerin—an all-natural ingredient commonly found in bar soap and candy. Through this technique, flowers will maintain their natural look and feel for a long period of time.
Preserved Flowers Are Saving the Planet!
In addition to enabling people to enjoy flowers for longer, preserved flowers also help save the environment. To grow a single rose, roughly 3 gallons of water is needed. Once grown, the average fresh-cut dozen of roses lasts about 7 days with a water change necessary every other day, whereas the average dozen of Eternal Fleur preserved roses lasts 365 days without any water. With all of the water needed to upkeep traditional fresh-cut flowers during transportation and at home as well as traditional flowers’ quick replacement time, by purchasing a dozen of Eternal Fleur’s Four Season Roses™ instead, over 947.5 gallons of water is being saved!
Preserved Flowers Can Also Save You Money!
Considering the average lifespan of traditional roses is approximately fifty-two times less than Eternal Fleur’s Four Season Roses™, traditional roses will require you to make purchases much more frequently since they have a much quicker demand for replacement. Therefore, by switching to flowers that last a year without water or sunlight, you’ll be saving both the greens of the planet and the greens inside of your wallet!
The Switch is Simple With Eternal Fleur
Eternal Fleur is here to help make the switch to preserved flowers easy. Our Four Season Roses and Flowers™ are Rainforest Alliance certified, handcrafted, uniquely packaged, and nearly effortless to upkeep. With around 100 beautiful and unique Eternal Fleur arrangements to choose from as well as the ability to customize an arrangement to your perfection, you’ll have more creative freedom and more options than you would at your local shops. How could you not be intrigued by the ability to help save the planet, your money, and make your flowers more meaningful? The best decision is simple: quit engaging in short-lived complicated lust affairs with traditional roses and start building a long-lasting relationship with Eternal Fleur’s Four Season Roses and Flowers™ today!