Reasons Why Dried Flowers Are Just The Best!
Here at Shropshire Petals, we
grow an abundance of pretty flowers and we certainly make no secret about
sharing the love we all have for the beautiful blooms growing in our flower fields (yes, we're slightly
obsessed!). After all, once we grow them, we make some pretty amazing products -
not to blow our own trumpet. Today we are shining the spot light on the
stunning range of dried flowers we offer.
The variety of flowers grown on our Shropshire Petals family farm are not all used for confetti. When the flowers are at their peak in the summer months, they are handpicked and dried on stillages on our farm to ensure only the best flowers are used. What we love is that each dried flower bunch has a natural and unique beauty which can only come from small-scale production.
undried friends our gorgeous fuss-free and long-lasting dried flower are always
in season which means we can deliver them to you all year round! Now more than
ever we are seeing them used for home interiors, celebrating special occasions,
wedding decor and so much more.
Why are dried flower
such a sought-after trend and dare we say increasingly taking over from the
fresh flowers in popularity these days? Here's the reasons…
They are Sustainable
Our dried flowers are 100% natural and biodegradable, meaning that they
are eco-friendly and great for the environment. When harvested fresh cut blooms require
constant refrigeration and water, while our dried flowers are simply cut and
hung on stillages .They are also much less wasteful than fresh blooms, which last a
significantly shorter length of time than dried.
It's safe to say that most of us at some point in our life's have been
guilty of forgetting to water our fresh blooms and have come home to some
pretty sad looking sights! You just don't have this problem with dried flowers,
they really are a no brainer for those of us that struggle to maintain
fresh flowers. There's no need to water or feed (winning!), day-in and
day-out these little beauties continue to look as gorgeous as the day you
This is what makes them perfect for events such as weddings or birthday
celebrations. The dried flower arrangements can be made in advanced and even
setup in the venue that if you venue allows. A lot less stress and one less
thing to worry about. An added bonus is that you can also give them to guests to
keep long after the big day.
As long as they are handled with care and kept out of direct sunlight
you'll be able to enjoy these dried delights for years to come. Due to their
longevity, dried flowers are most defiantly great value for money. Yes, they may work out
a tad more expensive than fresh but when you are getting flowers which can last for years it makes them
worth every penny. Especially when fresh blooms will last no longer than a
Options are Endless
The versatility of
dried flowers have no end and there is nothing we love more than creating our
handmade Wreaths, Posys, Buttonholes and Letterbox bouquets for all our lovely
customers. We also love trying our hand at the odd dried flower DIY, from pretty
dried Flower Cloche's, Dried flower Frame to a Dried Flower Candle Holder.
that keeps on giving
If you grow tired of your dried flower arrangement or
wreath you don't have to throw them out you can simply add more colours to liven
them up. Even adapting them for the changing seasons isn't a hard task, the fact
that they are not fragile makes them super easy to rearrange.
We offer an abundance of colourful dried flower bunches on our website