Free UK Delivery over £70

Blog

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. From delphiniums, to lagurusrhodanthe to lavender and lots of fun flowers in between, we really do have something for you all.

Blog_Reasons_why_dried_flowers_are_just_the_best_Delphinium_Harvest

Pictured: The Shropshire Petals team harvesting Icing Sugar Delphiniums


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 truely love is that each dried flower bunch has a natural and unique beauty!

Blog_Reasons_why_dried_flowers_are_just_the_best_Billy_Button_Harvest

Pictured: Yellow Craspedia drying on the farm

Unlike their fresh flower friends our gorgeous fuss-free and long-lasting dried flowers 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…

Blog_Reasons_why_dried_flowers_are_just_the_best_Dried_flower_bunches_gift_wrapped

Pictured: Dried Flower Bunches in our kraft gift wrap 

1. 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 continuous refrigeration and water, while our dried flowers are simply cut by hand and hung on stillages on the farm. They are also much less wasteful than fresh blooms, which last a significantly shorter length of time than dried. 

The fact that they don't wilt or require any water makes dried flowers a great-smelling, thoughtful gift that's so much better for the environment. Make a difference when purchasing your next floral arrangement by opting for a dried flower alternative to fresh cut flowers. 

Blog_Reasons_why_dried_flowers_are_just_the_best_Lavender_Harvest

Pictured: Lavender Bunches drying on the farm

2. Low Maintenance

It's safe to say that most of us at some point in our lives 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 bought them.

This is what makes them perfect for events such as weddings or birthday celebrations. The dried flower arrangements can be made in advance and setup in the venue the day before. Our dried flower arrangements can even be delivered to you ahead of time due to their long-lasting life, this in turn means a lot less stress for you and one less thing to worry about. (Are you starting to see why we love them so much!)

We're seeing more and more dried flowers being used for bridal bouquets, as well as for backdrops and centerpieces. They can withstand the hive of activity at a wedding, don't stain and even better you can give them to your guests to keep long after as a memento of your special day.



Blog_Reasons_why_dried_flowers_are_just_the_best_Woodland_Wreath

 Pictured: Woodland Dried Flower Wreath

3.Long Lasting 

There is no stressful requirements when it comes to looking after dried flowers! It's pretty foolproof, as long as you avoid moisture, handle with care and keep them 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, some may say they are 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 week in your home.

Blog_Reasons_why_dried_flowers_are_just_the_best_Colourful_dried_flower_bunches

Pictured: Dried Flower Bunches

4.The Options are Endless

The versatility of dried flowers have no end and there is nothing we love more than creating our handmade Wreaths, Posies, 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 Frames to Dried Flower Candle Holders.

Their endless variety of colour, shape and textures means that they can suit any wedding theme or home interior.

Blog_Reasons_why_dried_flowers_are_just_the_best_Letterbox_Bouquet

 Pictured: Dried Letterbox Bouquet


Shropshire_Petals_DIY_Blog_Make_your_own_Dried_Flower_Candle_Holder__01_

Pictured: DIY Dried Flower Candle Holder

5.The Gift That Keeps on Giving

You can cherish them for years to come, even better they retain their scent for much longer which is a lovely bonus each time you enter the room! 

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 pretty resilient makes them super easy to rearrange. We offer an abundance of colourful dried flower bunches on our website, so you have plenty of options when it comes to freshening up your arrangements.

Blog_Reasons_why_dried_flowers_are_just_the_best_Dried_Bunches

Spread the Love

Not only are dried flowers beautiful to look at but they will also warm the heart of those who receive them. So whether it's for a special occasion like a birthday, anniversary or simply to let them know you care, you will never go wrong with dried flowers, especially when you consider our 5 reasons why we love them above!

Our Dried Flower Letterbox Bouquets are the perfect gift, they arrived wrapped in tissue in a box perfectly sized to fit through a standard letterbox. Simply find a pretty vase and cut down the stems at varied heights to make a stunning long lasting dried flower arrangement for your loved one.

We're big believers in self care too, so if you fancy one of our bouquets for your home then go and treat yourself - you deserve it.

Blog_Reasons_why_dried_flowers_are_just_the_best_Letterbox_Bouquet_Packaging

Pictured: Dried Letterbox Bouquet


Get Creative

Have we got you feeling inspired to create your own dried flower masterpiece? Our DIY Create your own Wreath is just what you need! Each kit includes quality dried flowers and wheat to make your wreath look stunning, and the wire frame to build on, plus wire to hold everything in place. You don't need to be a seasoned pro to make our wreaths, just care and patience. You can either hang your wreath in your home or give as a handmade gift, perfect for Christmas!

If you don't fancy arranging your own, take a look at our ready made dried flowers arrangements.

Blog_Reasons_why_dried_flowers_are_just_the_best_Create_your_own_heart_wreath


As always, make sure to keep us in the loop with your creative pieces! Either send your images to enquiries@shropshirepetals.co.uk or tag us on social.

We love to see what you are getting up to with our gorgeous blooms.

Love the SP team xX

Share  

Awards

Shropshire Petals have been recognised for their innovation, quality products and outstanding customer service with several awards including the British Farming Awards, here's a few recent awards.

Homepage_Awards_2021