Hello, blossoms! I'm Daisy, and today, we're turning our attention to the world of preserved flowers. In our last article, we delved into the fascinating process of creating these eternal blooms, capturing the essence of their beauty in a lasting form. But how do we keep these everlasting tokens of nature at their finest? Today, I invite you to join me in exploring how to care for preserved flowers to ensure their charm remains unfading.
First and foremost, it's important to recognize that while preserved flowers have undergone unique treatments to extend their lifespan, they still require a certain level of care. But fear not, the process of caring for preserved flowers is far simpler than that of their fresh counterparts.
Keep out of Direct Sunlight: Although preserved flowers are resistant to UV light due to their treatment process, prolonged exposure to sunlight can still cause fading. Therefore, it's best to place your preserved flowers away from direct sunlight.
Maintain Optimal Temperature and Humidity: Conditions that are too hot or cold, too wet or dry, can affect the state of preserved flowers. Ideally, preserved flowers thrive in temperatures between 10°C to 25°C, with humidity levels from 40% to 70%.
Avoid Moisture: Despite the word 'life' in their name, preserved flowers no longer require water to maintain their vitality. Contact with moisture may cause discoloration or deformation of the petals.
Regular Cleaning: Just like anything beautiful, preserved flowers need regular cleaning to stay charming. A hairdryer's cool setting or a dust blower can be used to gently blow away dust, or a soft brush can be used to delicately sweep away any dirt.
Handle with Care: Even though preserved flowers have been fortified and are sturdier, they still need to be handled with care. Avoid heavy impacts or pressure to prevent deformations or color abrasions.
And that's for your essential guide to preserving the eternal beauty of preserved flowers. Sometimes, caring for preserved flowers mirrors how we manage our relationships – a little love and care can make beauty last forever.
I hope you tend to your own preserved flowers lovingly, allowing them to continue infusing color and joy into your lives. In the next article, I'll bring more insights about our floral world, where we can always find wonder and joy. Until next time, let's continue to blossom beautifully. 圖: Pui Pui
文: Daisy K.