If you are bad at caring for flowers but still want something that's real then dried flowers are the answer!
Although dried flowers last a long time, they don't last forever. You must care for them so they last as long as possible.
Follow these simple steps to extend their life:
Water is poison
Dried blooms do not like water. They have been hung for weeks to remove every ounce of water from them, so to water them now would be a travesty (we aren't dramatic at all)! Avoid keeping dried flowers in rooms with high humidity. This can cause them to turn limp and brown, or even to get mouldy.
No Vitamin D for me
Keep your dried flowers indoors, out of direct sunlight and areas of bright light. Dried flowers will naturally fade over time but direct sunlight will speed up the colour fading and can make the flowers brittle.
I'm a Delicate little Flower
Some fall out from dried flowers is to be expected. Your dried flowers will become more fragile as time goes on. If they get dusty just gently blow on them with the cool setting on your hairdryer. They can break easily, so try not to move them around too much.
I'm not a People Person
Keep them out of reach of children and pets and away from areas where they are likely to get bumped or knocked about. They’re best suited to a spot with little movement.
Lastly enjoy your beautiful dried flowers, they are the perfect addition to a gorgeous interior decor. Despite the list of don'ts, dried flowers are really fuss free so as long as you take simple measures to keep them healthy then your dried bouquets can last up to 3 years.
Go Artificial All the Way
And remember, if Dried Flowers sound like too much maintenance there is the option of Artificial Dried Flowers which benefit from much less shedding and lifespan longevity. The stems can even be cut to suit making them a completely versatile option.
Frix Artificial Flowers - set of 3 £34
Astan Artificial Flowers - set of 2 £22